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Does anyone out there know why certain URW Truetype fonts won't display correctly in Illustrator 9? When I select a URW font (or a bitstream font), the font displayed when I type is something completely different. For example, when I select "ColumnaSolSCD", Illstrator displays "Creepy" (a completely different, non-URW truetype font). Furthermore, I notice that in the fonts menu, these troublesome fonts are segregated to the end of the list and placed under a line under all the other fonts that do display correctly....

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    Default URW fonts don't display correctly

    Does anyone out there know why certain URW Truetype fonts won't display correctly in Illustrator 9? When I select a URW font (or a bitstream font), the font displayed when I type is something completely different. For example, when I select "ColumnaSolSCD", Illstrator displays "Creepy" (a completely different, non-URW truetype font). Furthermore, I notice that in the fonts menu, these troublesome fonts are segregated to the end of the list and placed under a line under all the other fonts that do display correctly.
    Matt_Strieby@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: URW fonts don't display correctly

    Matt,

    Fonts in Illustrator and Photoshop are ordered alphabetically by writing
    script code. Many TTFonts have the incorrect writing script as many
    foundries were using a font creation program with a bug in it.

    If you open the adobefnt*.LST files (where * represents a single digit), you
    will find those problem fonts have an entry for:

    writingscript : easteuropean (or Greek or something other than Roman).

    By editing the Adobefnt.lst file so those entries read writingscript: Roman,
    they will appear in the correct order and be usable. However, you will also
    need to set the adobefnt.lst file to read only, or it will revert when
    Illustrator is next opened. This means that Illustrator won't see any
    additions or deletions to/from your active fonts.

    The real cure is to get versions of those fonts that do not contain the bug.




    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: URW fonts don't display correctly

    Len

    How do I edit this "adobefntLST" file?

    Thanks,

    Matt
    Matt_Strieby@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: URW fonts don't display correctly

    In any text-only editor, Matt - Notepad, Textpad etc.

    Note that you can have numerous Adobefnt*.LST files on your machine (there
    were around 53 on this machine last time I checked!) - there will be at
    least one in every folder where there is a font file.


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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