Adobe Garamond with Expert and Old Style Figures font styles

Community Beginner ,
Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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Decades ago I licensed/purchased Adobe's Garamond (Roger Slimbach) postscript fonts of regular, semibold, bold and their italics. In addition, I licensed/purchased the corresponding 'Expert' fonts which included small caps and oldstyle figures. Now that Adobe will no longer be supporting postscript fonts I am looking to fully replace the above mentioned with OpenType fonts. While the regular, semibold, bold and their italics are readily available, no where can I find the Expert fonts. Have they been discontinued? Are they embedded in the six basic fonts? Or . . .???

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 07, 2022 Feb 07, 2022

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Hi Karin229875480514,

 

Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the delay in response. Yes the features that were part of the "Expert" fonts are now included in the OpenType version available in our library.

 

Hope it answers your question.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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And when you say the 'expert' font is available, you mean we have to select an alternative glyph for each and every character? RIGHT? We can't just select the entire section of text and assign it the expert font. Correct? Because, that is a real pain.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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When mean 'Expert' I am looking for fonts specifically cut/designed as such. When I require 'SMALL CAPS' I want those fonts specifically drawn for that purpose and not taking capitals and sizing then to a smaller font size. For 'Old Style Figures' the numerals should not all base align. The 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 extend below the baseline. Alternate regular and alernate italic were fonts also included. See attachment (if I can successfully upload).

 

 

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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What about Tilting capitals? Regular and Italic?

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Hehe. I know this is showing my age, but Adobe is giving me major Late Stage Quark Express vibes at the moment. Crazy money grabbing behaviour due to massive manopoly. Aaaand.. it didn't end well for Quark. 

 

I can't believe I have to use the font cloud system with Adobe to use Adobe Caslon. It VERY rarely works. I'm not changing a bunch of my stuff over from Caslon to something non Adobe. 

 

I am here because Caslon was working an hour ago, now I can't go to press with a job because it's simply not loading, appearing or working in InDesign. It's a daily issue.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Me too! My fall back is my decades old mainstay QuarkXpress. I have not tried the TypeKit/Adobe Cloud access to the Adobe fonts. That's where I originally looked to see if 'Expert' was part of the Garamond (Roger Slimbach) and Caslon. Didn't see them displayed on the type specimen samples. Which made me believe that Adobe has 'dumbed down' their fonts.

I have tried to contact Adobe about this via phone where encountered the black hole of customer support. Only support for the purchasing and installing of the various applications. Not one single person knew about the Adobe fonts. Frustrating.

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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Mea culpa! Just found the access to the Expert fonts for the Cloud Adobe Garamond Pro—Small Caps and Old Style Figures. But no sign of the Alternate Regular and Alternate Italic. 

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