This article applies to Suitcase Fusion 7 (version 18) and later.
PostScript Type 1 fonts do not appear in some applications, and documents using Type 1 fonts have missing or garbled text in those applications.
Recent versions of macOS, Microsoft Windows, and other operating systems and applications have deprecated or eliminated their support for Type 1 fonts.
- Adobe announced the end of support for Type 1 fonts in Adobe Creative Cloud applications by January, 2023; Adobe Photoshop CC 2021 does not recognize Type 1 fonts
- Microsoft Office ended support for Type 1 fonts beginning with Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows and Microsoft Office 2016 for macOS
- Microsoft Windows applications that use the Windows Presentation Foundation frameworks can’t use Type 1 fonts
- Android applications can’t use Type 1 fonts
- iOS applications can’t use Type 1 fonts
- Apple describes Type 1 fonts as “might work but aren’t recommended” on macOS; a prerelease version of macOS 10.15 couldn’t use Type 1 fonts
As the OpenType specification increases in popularity and adds new features, Type 1 fonts appear limited by comparison. Type 1 fonts created for Microsoft Windows aren’t compatible with macOS, and vice versa. Type 1 fonts do not have support for Unicode character sets, color glyphs, custom ligatures, or variable outlines.
The Type 1 font suitcase file stores critical font data in the resource fork. Other operating systems don’t have support for forked files, making it easy to destroy the resource fork of a font suitcase if you move them from computer to computer.
Suitcase Fusion recognizes and supports Type 1 fonts: you can add the fonts to your font vault, preview them, and activate or deactivate them. But as support for Type 1 fonts disappears from creative applications and operating systems, we can’t provide support for using Type 1 fonts activated by Suitcase Fusion in specific applications.
Finding and removing Type 1 fonts in Suitcase Fusion
Type 1 fonts will show as “PostScript” in the info panel. Multiple Master fonts (a variant of Type 1 fonts) will show as “PostScript - MM” in the info panel.
You can search for Type 1 fonts in your font library and system font folders by choosing Edit > Find Fonts. Select “Type” from the first dropdown menu, “matches” from the second menu, and “PostScript” from the third menu. Click the plus (+) button to add a second search condition; select “Type” from the first dropdown menu, “matches” from the second menu, and “PostScript - MM” from the third menu.
Select the fonts in the search results and choose Edit > Delete. In the dialog box that opens, click Remove from Suitcase.