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10.2 supports multiple master fonts system-wide System
I haven't seen this elsewhere: OS X 10.2 now includes support for Multiple Master fonts. Previously. these fonts were supported only in certain (Adobe) applications.
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Multiple Masters
Authored by: thinkyhead on Sep 10, '02 05:26:02AM

Adobe Type Manager also added support for MM fonts system-wide.

For those who don't know, Multiple Master fonts are sets of similar typefaces packaged as a set of "master metrics" plus variants in a compact descriptor language. When a program requests a font represented in Multiple Master format the type engine uses the MM data to produce a set of adjusted glyphs on the fly.

At least that's how I remember it....

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Multiple Masters
Authored by: garbanzito on Sep 12, '02 06:17:55PM

multiple masters on Mac OS X 10.2 work only if an "instance" of the font (at a certain weight and width, for example) has already been created.. there is no support for on-the-fly creation of an instance

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