by spendlove Moderator 09 Mar 2017

I've had a very strange experience with Embird today. The Font Engine refused to use the letter l. Anything with a letter l in it was left with a gap where it should be! After trying a dozen or so different fonts, I eventually found one it would play nicely with.

Any ideas why this happened?


by basketkase 15 Mar 2017

Wish I knew, Sue......some of the bernina fonts will not do a letter or two... it is sporadic and boy, is it maddening!! Have never figured out why, unless when they loaded the software with the fonts they could have skipped a letter or two?

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spendlove by spendlove 15 Mar 2017

Font engine doesn't use preloaded fonts - it uses those from your PC. In theory, if you can type it - you can digitise it!

by rescuer Moderator 09 Mar 2017


rescuer by rescuer 09 Mar 2017
See if this helps -- even if is to help you feel like you are not alone. ;)

spendlove by spendlove 09 Mar 2017

So glad to know I am not alone!

basketkase by basketkase 15 Mar 2017

You're probably right, Rescuer....Gremlins for sure!

by philippeichhorn 09 Mar 2017

This might not be the most insightful answer, but have you tried restarting Embird? Or tired a different phrase?

spendlove by spendlove 09 Mar 2017

I've restarted Embird and the problem is still there. Although I have discovered that the lettering is fine above a certain size. When I go below that threshold the ls disappear!

rescuer by rescuer 09 Mar 2017

There was something online about the small lettering disappearing and how to fix it. I am not where I can look right now...but give it a Google search and see (if you can find it) if it helps you at all. The answer may be from Embird.

philippeichhorn by philippeichhorn 15 Mar 2017

Hm, I have seen this behavior in the other direction, when letters with satin stitch become to large Embird will simply not fill elements where the stitches would be too far apart.