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Hi, I have this font problem that it doesnt let me use it or when i write with it its not that font.

I made a short video of it where I found maybe be the problem with it. Does anyone know what could be the solution to this?

I want to use this font really bad I can use the selected font but its not actually that font when im writing

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Downloaded the font family, installed the fonts, and was able to fully duplicate the problem you experienced using the Louis George Café Regular font.

Since I had never seen this type (pun intended) problem before and because after choosing the font, the font name field appeared grayed out, I looked at what may have been different with this font.

I noticed that the font name within the font (not the file name) had a non-ASCII character, é. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it was somewhat unusual. I patched the font file with a binary editor to change ​é ​to ​e​. I installed the modified font, restarted Acrobat, and voila, the problem went away.

Attached is a copy of that modified font file. (Attachment is actually a .zip file from which you can extract the .ttf font file!)

Try uninstalling your current Louis George Café Regular font and install this one. Edit the PDF form and select this patched font. Let me know whether this solves the problem for you.

I'll file an internal bug against Acrobat's forms facility with regards to this oddball problem, although it is unlikely to be fixed very quickly.

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Acrobat Font Problem

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Hi, I have this font problem that it doesnt let me use it or when i write with it its not that font.

I made a short video of it where I found maybe be the problem with it. Does anyone know what could be the solution to this?

I want to use this font really bad I can use the selected font but its not actually that font when im writing

OK.

Downloaded the font family, installed the fonts, and was able to fully duplicate the problem you experienced using the Louis George Café Regular font.

Since I had never seen this type (pun intended) problem before and because after choosing the font, the font name field appeared grayed out, I looked at what may have been different with this font.

I noticed that the font name within the font (not the file name) had a non-ASCII character, é. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it was somewhat unusual. I patched the font file with a binary editor to change ​é ​to ​e​. I installed the modified font, restarted Acrobat, and voila, the problem went away.

Attached is a copy of that modified font file. (Attachment is actually a .zip file from which you can extract the .ttf font file!)

Try uninstalling your current Louis George Café Regular font and install this one. Edit the PDF form and select this patched font. Let me know whether this solves the problem for you.

I'll file an internal bug against Acrobat's forms facility with regards to this oddball problem, although it is unlikely to be fixed very quickly.

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Acrobat's forms capability only allows use of fonts that permit editable embedding. Many commercial fonts only all preview and print embedding. That is a very likely cause of the problem here. In the Windows Font Control Panel, right click on the font in question. In the details pane, look at the line Font embeddability. If that doesn't say Editable or Installable, then you cannot use that font for a form field.

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- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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Thank you for your reply Dov. Although that font says that its embeddability is Editable and the font itself is good for commercial use even.

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I've reviewed your video a few times, but it was very hard to see the name of the exact font that you chose. Any chance you can identify that font for us?

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Yes sure. The font is Louis George Cafe.

Downloadable from several sites and free to use for commercial use aswell.

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Any news Dov?

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I'll try to get a legal copy of it and see what's going on.

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I'll respond after I get a copy and can try it out. Please remember that although an Adobe employee, I am not part of Technical Support.

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OK.

Downloaded the font family, installed the fonts, and was able to fully duplicate the problem you experienced using the Louis George Café Regular font.

Since I had never seen this type (pun intended) problem before and because after choosing the font, the font name field appeared grayed out, I looked at what may have been different with this font.

I noticed that the font name within the font (not the file name) had a non-ASCII character, é. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it was somewhat unusual. I patched the font file with a binary editor to change ​é ​to ​e​. I installed the modified font, restarted Acrobat, and voila, the problem went away.

Attached is a copy of that modified font file. (Attachment is actually a .zip file from which you can extract the .ttf font file!)

Try uninstalling your current Louis George Café Regular font and install this one. Edit the PDF form and select this patched font. Let me know whether this solves the problem for you.

I'll file an internal bug against Acrobat's forms facility with regards to this oddball problem, although it is unlikely to be fixed very quickly.

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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See response above!    I've found the problem!

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Thank you so so much Dov it worked! you helped A LOT! Have a great day!

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Hello Dov,

I have another problem with this font. When I type "f" and "l" characters next to each other it automatically becomes "fi". This problem only appears when with these two characters and in this specific sequence.

Any idea why?

Thank you.

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The ‘f’ and ‘i’ combination is yielding a single character ‘fi’ is what is called a ligature. The availability of ligatures in a font depends upon the designer of the font. Ligatures are fairly common in advanced TrueType and OpenType fonts, especially serif and decorative fonts. You didn't indicate whether this appeared based on your entering text in some text editor, word processor, or publishing software or somehow in Acrobat (such as the PDF edit feature), but generally, ligatures are associated with styles specified in your authoring program. Acrobat doesn't automatically create or change text to use ligatures — in fact, the only way to get ligatures into a PDF file is via cutting and pasting from a character map.

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Hey Dov,

Appreciate the quick and explanatory response. The issue appears when I use the font in InDesign specifically.

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InDesign is very typographically-oriented. If your font has common ligatures and you don't turn off the option for ligatures in your paragraph styles, you'll get them. Actually, there are several forms of ligatures including extended ligatures, historical ligatures, etc.

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