iPhoto ’08 fresh install shows Events with wrong font

When I reinstalled my iMac recently I opted to leave out any iLife ’06 applications and then install iLife ’08 as a fresh install after MacOS X was reinstalled from the restore media. It all went perfect with one exception.

After the install of iLife ’08 onto the machine, my iPhoto ’08 was showing all the Events with what appeared to be an incorrect font type. On a machine that went from iLife ’06 to iLife ’08 the font used to describe events was bold and clear. However fresh install version was not.

I knew it was a font issue, possibly a missing font. So after a bit of investigation I found the missing font.

The missing font is “HelveticaCY.dfont” and if you drop a copy of it into “/Library/Fonts/” then restart iPhoto ’08 everything will appear like it should.

I’ve not done further research, but I can only imagine the above font is included on iLife ’06 only, or due to my custom install of iLife ’08 where I didn’t install certain applications, namely GarageBand. I’ll investigate further when time permits, in the meantime. Thought I’d post about it incase someone else has similar issue. I like my bold font for Event titles.

Below is example pictures showing the problem first hand.

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iPhoto upgraded from iLife 06 to iLife 08, and the event font is bold.
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iPhoto – iLife 08 straight install showing events in an incorrect font.

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