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I can't use custom Adobe fonts in text form field in my pdf

Community Beginner ,
Dec 15, 2023 Dec 15, 2023

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I installed a couple of fonts from Adobe Fonts site. Namely Blue Goblet and Typeka. I installed on my computer using Adobe Cloud. However, for some reason I can select Blue Goblet as a font for a text form field (under "Appearance") with no errors, and it shows perfectly on any computer and on other pdf readers as well (Chrome, Edge etc) but when I select Typeka font it gives this error:

"The selected font cannot be embedded in the PDF file because of licensing restrictions. If the PDF file is viewed on a system that does not have this font installed, Adobe Acrobat will simulate the appearance of the font. To preview the simulated font appearance, turn off Edit > Preferences > Page Display > Use Local Fonts."

 

Both fonts are installed from Adobe and why one works other doesnt? Is there any restriction in some fonts to be used in form fields? As far as I see on Adobe fonts site, they all have license to be embedded.

 

Is this a bug from Adobe? Even the error message is outdated as there is no "Use Local Fonts" option anymore under "Page Display".

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Dec 15, 2023 Dec 15, 2023

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Some fonts can't be embedded, yes. If you think the licensing for this font is misleading report it to Adobe or to the foundry that created it (T.26: https://www.t26.com/).

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2023 Dec 16, 2023

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I don't get it. Then why the explanation about licensing on adobe fonts says the opposite? Is it because it involves editing (form fields)? If so that distinction should be written down too. There is no explanation on licensing of fonts to be used in form fields.

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Dec 16, 2023 Dec 16, 2023

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About embedding and using it, Adobe says:

Any file which embeds the font data, such as PDF or image formats, and any text that has been rasterized or outlined, will continue to display correctly. These types of files may be reproduced and distributed independent of your subscription status.

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Either the documentation of what is allowed (and not allowed) with the font is incorrect, or the implementation of it is incorrect, then. Either way, I recommend contacting the foundry.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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I tried a dozen of other fonts after creating this thread, none worked.(only font worked was blue goblet) There is something wrong with either Adobe fonts site or acrobat software. Contacting single foundry will not solve anything..

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Dec 17, 2023 Dec 17, 2023

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Nope. This option has been discontinued in the newest version. Confirmed with the Adobe customer service agent.

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You 're right and it's a good news, it was too confusing for users.

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