Booting from ZFS partition and UI fonts (pushing it)

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Booting from ZFS partition and UI fonts (pushing it)

Postby Markospokus » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:16 am

Hi :)

I found in forum that with ZFS on boot there's something with fonts - I couldn't set it up like this on my but I've got an idea how to try to tackle this, I'm attachin' program called ftxvalidator that may be simpler to allow for figuring out things, together with code of it that I was able to generate with some uncommon tool. You run it like this f.e.:

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./ftxvalidator -r -o FontValidation.plist /Library/Fonts/ArnoPro-Regular.otf

I thought of enclosing FontValidation.plist I got running this cmd for ArnoPro-Regular.otf.

If that helps with anything and you can support for doing quality stuff, I'd be grateful if you could send me some funds via PayPal to audiovisart@gmail.com. I do skilled programming/design things for Linux more often, this is a new one for macOS. Let me know if I can assist you in relation to this somehow even though I think you're much more into it than I am.

All great & S2YS
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Re: Booting from ZFS partition and UI fonts (pushing it)

Postby lundman » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:29 pm

Alas, finally setup Catalina ZFS-boot, which does not run well. But I had a couple of minutes to try
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# ./ftxvalidator -r -o FontValidation.plist /Library/Fonts/ArnoPro-Regular.otf
objc[1152]: Objective-C garbage collection is no longer supported.
Abort trap: 6
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Re: Booting from ZFS partition and UI fonts (pushing it)

Postby Markospokus » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:20 am

Lundy,

Can you check it on 10.11.6? It ran fine on mine several minutes ago, my simple thinking is that if you can find out what's incorrect on El Captain and solve it there, it'll probably also be good on Mojave, Catalina. I don't know if there's ArnoPro, I was running it for another font now.
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Re: Booting from ZFS partition and UI fonts (pushing it)

Postby lundman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:17 pm

As it happens, fonts appear to work correctly on Catalina. So we may have fixed the issue somewhere along the way.

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