Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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The SAMPLE text appears normal, but the PREVIEW does not. And, even though the character map shows empty or distorted glyphs, when I click on one," it displays correctly in the ZOOM window.
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Re: Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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Sometimes Windows gets confused about what font with a similar name to show. Maybe that is happening here, if so a right-click -> Refresh might solve the issue.
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Re: Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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Tried refreshing and it didn't fix. So I deleted the fonts, refreshed the folder, then added them back to MainType.

Unfortunately, it didn't change anything. Even tried refresh again after adding them back in.
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Re: Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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What happens if you click the X2 toolbar button at the top of the Preview panel?
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Re: Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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Nothing, as far as I can tell.
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Re: Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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mshubes wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:31 pm Nothing, as far as I can tell.

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That looks how it should be, so this is rather awkward. Does restarting MainType help?
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Re: Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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No, sir, not at all. Not even a computer restart (and complete shut down) changes anything.

Since nothing else seems to be working, wondering if something may be wrong with the font file itself? I've attached one of the font files for you. (It appears perfectly normal in the Windows font viewer.)
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Re: Preview and character map not displaying correctly

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The font is corrupt, as it fails to show correctly at small font sizes. I used the font in Word and it suffers from the same issue. I suspect the hinting is the culprit. It will probably look fine when you set the font size to 36 or more.

Nothing we can do about it; better delete the font and contact the vendor.
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