Microsoft KB Archive/92411

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BUG: Cannot Map TT Font to Same Name PostScript Device Font


3.10 WINDOWS kbprg kbbuglist

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 3.1


If a TrueType (TT) font and a PostScript (PS) printer font have the same name, the TT font cannot be mapped to a different printer font. The mapping works correctly for TT fonts whose names are different than the fonts on the printer.

For example, the TrueType Symbol font can be mapped only to the Symbol font resident on the PostScript printer.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


To reproduce this problem, perform the following steps:

  1. Install a PostScript driver [for example, the Hewlett-Packard (HP)LaserJet IIIsi PostScript] from retail Windows 3.1.
  2. In Control Panel, select that driver, and choose Setup, Options, Advanced, Edit Substitution Table.
  3. Select Symbol as the TT font and Helvetica (or anything other than Symbol) as the Printer font to use.
  4. Start Write (or Word for Windows, and so forth) and type some text in Helvetica. On the next line, type the same text using the Symbol font.
  5. Print the document; the first line is in Helvetica and the second line is still in Symbol rather than Helvetica as expected.

Additional query words: buglist3.10 True Type 3.10

Keywords : kbSDKWin16
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbSDKSearch kbWinSDKSearch kbWinSDK310

Last Reviewed: June 26, 1999
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