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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Lexmark Printer C522n Does Not Print OpenType fonts (aka Open Type fonts) - An Update (No Problem On Yahoo)

The Lexmark C522n Color Laser Printer does not print OpenType fonts (also called Open Type fonts) on either an OSX Macintosh or a Windows XP PC. The Lexmark Corporation has never responded to my e-mails pointing out that fact — with either a real solution or an explanation.

Today a reader commented that he or she did not have trouble printing TrueType fonts with the Lexmark C522 , which is not the problem. (Updated Review: Lexmark C522n Color Printer Does Not Print Open Type Fonts) The problem with the Lexmark C522 is that it does not print Open Type fonts. For a brief discussion of the difference between the 3 most common font formats, see this post: Installing New Fonts, Continued: What's the Difference Between TrueType, PostScript and OpenType Fonts?

This is a problem with the Lexmark printer. It is a Lexmark printer problem. It is not a memory problem. It is not an operating system problem. It is not a printer software installation problem.

Making Communications Buzz remains at the top of Google and MSN.com search results for "lexmark opentype" and "lexmark open type".

It is interesting to note that Making Communications Buzz is nowhere to be found in Yahoo search results for "lexmark opentype" or "lexmark open type".

I'm not sure why this would be the case. If you search for "printer" on Yahoo, you will see that Lexmark is listed prominently in the sponsored links on the right side of the page.

That posts on Making Communications Buzz — pointing out what appears to be a serious problem with the Lexmark C522n printer and OpenType fonts — are nowhere to be found in Yahoo search results for "lexmark opentype" or "lexmark open type" and Lexmark is listed prominently in the sponsored links on the right side of the page when you search on Yahoo for "printer" is probably just a coincidence. At least one can hope.


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