<sorry folks if this is a duplicate--still getting the addresses sorted out> >>This makes the assumption that the "128 and up" rule applies to font resources just like any other. I don't actually know if this is the case. Maybe someone else can verify that. But it has not failed me yet.<< Whew. You took a _big_ risk; some of those "128 and up" numbers are reserved. I checked IM (table 4.1 in the online version of IM: Text): the font ID numbers available to you, me and Adobe Systems are the range 1024-16382. Newer font utilities go by name before number, but there don't seem to be many guidelines on this.