Font doesn't preview in Suitcase in OS 10.3.2

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Kristin Dooley's picture
Joined: 27 Feb 2003 - 11:00am
Font doesn't preview in Suitcase in OS 10.3.2


We created a font in Fontographer and tested it on Suitcase 11 in OS10.3.2. The font does not appear in the preview pane of Suitcase 11 and the activation of the font is very slow (about 10 seconds rather than immediate loading).

We also tried Suitcase 10 in OS9.2 with the same results. The font views and prints fine in Quark.

Anyone have similar problems or ideas for a fix?


Patrick Horn's picture
Joined: 3 Apr 2004 - 12:51pm

I have also some fonts with no previews in suitcase (these are no Fontographer fonts), but I can active them and they work. but I can’t tell you any reasons of this behavior.

christian acker's picture
Joined: 9 May 2002 - 12:04am


I have had a similiar problem. I am running Mac OS 10.3.3 Extensis Suitcase X1 and am creating fonts in Fontlab 4.6.

My problem has been specifically with creating OT fonts. I am not yet developing any OT features to these fonts, but just for the cross platform feature. Suitcase doesn’t seem to acknowledge them when I try to add them to a set.

The OS, however does recognize them when I place them in the fonts folder in my library. I’ve just been confused up til now, thinking it was my rookie practice of namimg or generating my fonts wrong but it seems as though there must also being something quirky with Suitcase.

Grant Hutchinson's picture
Joined: 10 Jun 2002 - 11:00am

I have run into similar issues with fonts that are named certain ways: eg: menu names that begin with a numeral, such as Fountain’s London family. Again, they can be activated and used, but the preview window in SuitCase cannot display the font.

Quirky is an awfully kind word for SuitCase.