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SoftMaster Missing Font Issues

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SoftMaster Missing Font Issues

The EPS file format allows fonts to be embedded into the EPS file, removing the need to distribute separate font files with EPS files.

One of the specialty programs we use to create our SoftMaster EPS Bar Codes will embed the font 'MefcoOcrb'. These EPS files are self-contained, and can be printed without the need for any additional fonts.

Unfortunately, some programs that deal with EPS files do not understand Embedded Fonts. Typically these programs notice that the EPS file uses the 'MefcoOcrb' font, but fail to notice that the font is embedded in the EPS file. The most common symptom is an error message warning of a missing font. Even though this message can safely be ignored, it is a problem for many workflows.

A separate issue is that some software attempts to convert the EPS file into an internal format. This conversion process typically strips the embedded font from the EPS file.

As a solution, we are offering the 'MefcoOcrb' font as a stand alone font. Having this font installed should satisfy your software that the font is available and eliminate the related missing font errors.

The 'MefcoOcrb' font is available as a PostScript Type-1 font for Macintosh or PC compatible computers.

Click on the filenames below to download:

MefcoOCRBFont.sea - Macintosh format self-extracting archive. Contains both bitmap and PostScript Type-1 font files. To install, open this file to extract its contents and drop the extracted files into your System Folder.

MefcoOCRBFont.EXE - PC format self-extracting archive. Contains both bitmap and PostScript Type-1 font files. To install, open this file to extract its contents. Then open Fonts from Windows Control Panel. Select Install New Fonts from the File Menu and specify the font files you extracted.

The Mefco OCRB font is Copyrighted by Mefco, Inc. and is provided with their permission for the exclusive use of our customers. It is provided without warranty of  fitness of use for any particular application.

 



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