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Hello everyone.

When I opened an .eps file in the Affinity Designer then I found some texts were not displayed. I realized those were removed. It's 'fi' from a word efficiency on y-axis. I tried open... menu and drag but the results were same.

I use macOS on a new M1 pro and the App Store version of Affinity Designer is installed.

.eps file and screenshot attached.test.eps888807341_ScreenShot2021-12-01at4_48_18PM.thumb.png.9480c6a4d9fa5a7b1845ef61a691bfc1.png

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4 minutes ago, Seunghyeon said:

'fi'

Isn't problem with ligature? 

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10 hours ago, Seunghyeon said:

When I opened an .eps file in the Affinity Designer then I found some texts were not displayed. I realized those were removed. It's 'fi' from a word efficiency on y-axis. I tried open... menu and drag but the results were same.

 

Hi @Seunghyeonand Welcome to the Forums,

Unless i'm missing something, that text isn't in the eps file.  I've opened it in Preview, which doesn't show it and also Illustrator, which also doesn't show any text along the y-axis.  All apps i've tried, show it the same as Designer, no text along the y-axis.

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Try using the PDF export option instead of the EPS. That is if you in fact are the producer of the plot, according to its website MagicPlot does offer that export option.

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I prepared a video proof of this issue.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/195wvt1mle2UIvKYGtZicboIEXu3NZBLj/view?usp=sharing

test.eps file was opened using the following programs:

macOS Preview (success)

Affinity Photo (fail)

Affinity Designer (fail)

Microsoft PowerPoint (success)

Adobe Illustrator (success)

 

I will try to generate figures with PDF export option. Thank you.

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6 hours ago, stokerg said:

Hi @Seunghyeonand Welcome to the Forums,

Unless i'm missing something, that text isn't in the eps file.  I've opened it in Preview, which doesn't show it and also Illustrator, which also doesn't show any text along the y-axis.  All apps i've tried, show it the same as Designer, no text along the y-axis.

Yes, the text is there:

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As mentioned, it shows up in Illy:

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VectorStyler changes the text to paths, but also displays the text:

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Affinity does not seem to be able to correctly interpret the "\ 256" character - the ligature for "fi" (or ffi).
If it is replaced by standard text, it will be displayed correctly.

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1 hour ago, MikeW said:

VectorStyler changes the text to paths, but also displays the text:

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However, the ‘fi’ is no longer a ligature. detective.gif

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10 minutes ago, MikeW said:

Nice fallback, isn't it?

Yes, it is. I’m sure we’d all like to see more of such things!

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Odd, in CorelDRAW it shows as a registered trademark symbol for the missing fi when opening the eps file 🙂

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Though the font was substituted with Arial. Changing it to Helvetica Now did not correct this seems to me more like it is a font substitution/character mapping issue rather than a software (Affinity, Corel or otherwise) issue.

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17 hours ago, Arte said:

Odd, in CorelDRAW it shows as a registered trademark symbol for the missing fi when opening the eps file 🙂

Though the font was substituted with Arial. Changing it to Helvetica Now did not correct this seems to me more like it is a font substitution/character mapping issue rather than a software (Affinity, Corel or otherwise) issue.

Using CD 2018, with a GhostScript installation, and subbing Arial results in a correct interpretation here...

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It does come in rotated 90 deg., though (here I rotated it to a correct orientation).

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22 hours ago, Arte said:

this seems to me more like it is a font substitution/character mapping issue rather than a software (Affinity, Corel or otherwise) issue.

Definitely.
In the EPS file the fi ligature character is mapped to dup 174 /fi put in the Helvetica font.
Which is probably an old PS file or old Mac encoding.
In Unicode, the character at decimal 174 is the ® symbol.

Affinity apps do not understand old encodings (several examples in the forum).
Affinity apps only understand Unicode.

It appears adding Ghostscript to CorelDraw enables it to understand old EPS character encodings which are pre-Unicode.
Perhaps adding a similar Ghostscript-powered EPS import feature to Affinity apps would be helpful.

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14 hours ago, LibreTraining said:

Perhaps adding a similar Ghostscript-powered EPS import feature to Affinity apps would be helpful.

This would definitely be useful as Ghostscript seems to be able to handle (E)PS features that not every software program seems to be capable of handling/interpreting by itself, Affinity apparently being  one of those programs. 

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