With Apple's release of the macOS Sonoma 14.2 update on December 11, 2023, this issue has been resolved. Sonoma users encountering this issue are encouraged to install this OS update.

 

Conflicts unique to macOS 14 Sonoma have been discovered that impact the display of a number of fonts when running Finale or printing to PDF on Sonoma. This list is likely not exhaustive, but here are the conflicts we know of thus far.

 


Large Time Signatures Appear as Question Marks (Engraver Time Font)

When the Engraver Time font is used for large time signatures in orchestral scores on macOS Sonoma, the time signatures appear as question mark symbols (both in-app and printed). The quickest known workaround is changing the time signature font to EngraverTextT instead.

 

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Jazz Font Fretboard Diagrams Contain Question Marks when Printed

When printing a document that uses the Jazz font for fretboards, the fingering symbols on the fretboards become question mark characters.

 

 

As a workaround, you can change each fretboard to the "Jazz 2" font by following these steps:

  1. Choose Edit > Select All
  2. Choose Utilities > Change > Chords
  3. Use the Fretboard Style dropdown menu to select Jazz 2 and click OK.

 


Tamburo and JazzPerc Noteheads Print as Question Marks

The Tamburo and JazzPerc notation fonts, which display properly in Finale on Sonoma, display each notehead as a question mark character when printed.

 

 

Thankfully, the Tamburo print issue has a simple workaround; if you were using Tamburo for shape notes, you can simply change the notation font to Engraver Font Extras in Document Options, which will print properly.

 


Maestro "Middle Dot" Character (diamond notehead) Prints as Whole Rest

This character might have been used in pre-SMuFL documents for shape notes or harmonics. When printed in Sonoma with v27.3, it appears as a half rest.

 

In Finale

 

Printed

 

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    Chad Mathis (he/him/his)

    With Apple's release of macOS 14.2 update to Sonoma on December 11, 2023, this issue has been resolved. Sonoma users encountering this issue are encouraged to install this OS update.