I'm opening a new topic regarding the new text problems introduced with Photoshop 13.0.5 (Mac) and 18.104.22.168, which seem like a result of attempting to fix earlier font-size reporting issues.
This is worse than before, because:
1) It happens a lot more often (I can open a new file and reproduce the bug easily). 2) Now some properties are "scale aware" and some aren't, resulting in quite a messy experience when editing text.
Bug A (OS X, 13.0.5):
1) Open a new photoshop file. 2) Create a text layer, type a word, commit. 3) Using the transform layer tool, scale the layer up significantly (say 200-300%) 4) Using the text tool, select the word, copy. 5) Using the text tool, click empty area to create a new text layer, paste.
Expected: Same text size the layer I copied AFTER scaling it. Actual: Smaller text as the text layer was originally created.
Bug B (OS X, 13.0.5):
1) Create a text layer with "add space after paragraph" to 10pt.
2) Scale the text layer using the transform tool to 300%.
Expected: "add space after paragraph" must show as 30pt now, and render as 30pt.
Actual: "add space after paragraph" shows as 10pt, *BUT RENDERS* as 30pt.
The same bug may apply to other text layer settings (kerning, tracking etc.).
The result can be two text fields with identical settings, yet different rendering, example file:
David Mohr • Adobe Employee, Sep 09, 2013Sep 09, 2013
Okay, I can finally post this:
We have made many fixes to the behavior of transformed text and they are now available in the latest release, Photoshop 14.1, which you can download RIGHT NOW. I will acknowledge, there are still a few lingering issues to resolve, but for most users, these fixes should handle their problems. We felt it was better to get a partial fix out now than a perfect fix in the future. We are still planning additional improvements for a coming release.