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Good Dingbat-style font on Adobe Cloud?

New Here ,
Jul 30, 2020 Jul 30, 2020

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Our company is slowly but surely moving towards using only Adobe Cloud fonts in our work flow. One of our new team members is having trouble with our (very old, very over-copied) versions of Zapf Dingbats and Wingdings. Are there equivilents to the Zapf Dingbat or Wingding fonts on the Cloud? 

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Jul 30, 2020 Jul 30, 2020

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Moved to Adobe Fonts community since this isn't a general Type & Typography question.

 

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

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Look for fonts with unicode support. Any font supporting the unicode range U+2700 – U+27BF has dingbats built-in. Source Sans is one, and there are probably others.

 

Be aware that if you are using fonts produced by font foundaries other than Adobe, the font foundary may remove their fonts from Adobe Fonts. This happened with 2 or 3 foundaries back in May, and it has caused a lot of upset. For any font you want to use, particularly for branding purposes, you might want to look into getting a license from the owning foundary.

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Nov 10, 2021 Nov 10, 2021

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Wow, I'm reading the replies and find them of little help. Did you ever find a simple answer or solutions? I'm in a similar boat. We have switched to mostly cloud fonts but can't figure out a font that is the equivalent to Zapf Dinbats. We are not interested in buying more fonts on top of our cloud account as I'm sure you aren't either. Let me know of any solutions you found. Thanks.

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Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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He's not updating the site anymore, but Alan Wood's Unicode Resources page can probably help you find a font that supports the characters you're looking for. Most or all of the Zapf Dingbats characters have been incorporated into modern fonts with Unicode support.

 

ETA: And this page lists several fonts that incorporate the symbols from the Zapf Dingbats set:

http://www.alanwood.net/unicode/dingbats.html

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