Comment 2 for bug 1090851

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Based on the tag 'win32' added by the reporter (no information about the OS provided otherwise):
This is not an Inkscape bug - a recent security update for Windows (all versions) broke certain types of fonts in many graphical applications (not only Inkscape is affected [1]). Microsoft by now has acknowledged the issue:

«Known issues with this security update

    We are aware of issues related to OpenType Font (OTF) rendering in applications such as PowerPoint on affected versions of Windows that occur after this security update is applied. We are currently investigating these issues and will take appropriate action to address the known issues. »

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Setting bug status to 'Triaged' for now, since it's likely that other duplicate reports will be filed until Microsoft publishes a proper fix.

[1] among the affected applications are (based on user reports):
CorelDraw, Quark Xpress, Quark CopyDesk, Powerpoint, MS Word, Xara, Adobe Flash CS 6, Expression Design, Macromedia Freehand, MuseScore, Avid Marquee, Flexi