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Search by keyword??

Participant ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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One problem I keep having with finding Adobe Fonts to use is that it seems like I can only search by name of font, not by keyword. Like, say, if I want a 'multiline' or 'art deco' font, searching by these descriptive terms yeilds nothing but fonts that might happen to have those words in their name.

 

Am I missing something? I'm often searching the web for fonts via keyword and seeing lots of results, but naturally I want to be able to use an Adobe Font if I can, as I'm already paying for that service.

 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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Hi supineNY,

 

Thank you for reaching out. It looks like the fonts you're searching for is not available in Adobe Fonts gallery so that's why it's not showing any results.

 

Are you looking for the functionality to be like as soon as you type any keyword, you would get suggestions for the similar fonts?

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Participant ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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hi 

 

I'm not sure you understood my question. I would like to search by descriptive category, not just by name. on many font sites you can use the search function to search for desciptive words like "marquee lettering" or "art nouveau" or "ultra wide" and get suggestions. On the Adobe site, the search function only searches for font names. Adobe probably has fonts in all these categories, but if i do not know their names in advance, I can't find them.

 

thanks

Kurt

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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Thanks for elaborating. Yes as of now the functionality isn't available on Adobe fonts site. I will make sure to pass on your feedback with the team for making improvements in the future.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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This is long overdue, it shouldn't be that difficult!

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Community Beginner ,
May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023

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This could save us a lot of time. Please just add the keyword search function to adobe fonts site.

 

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New Here ,
May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023

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Searching  fonts on Adobe fonts is most time consuming thing. There should be a keyword search. the filters provided are basically useless. Also they fail at precisely what they are meant to do. I also think that these fonts should be displayed based on popularity, they should show how many people are using the font. Now that we are living in 2023 by this time adobe font should at least suggest fonts and font pairs on it's own based on the usecase.

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LEGEND ,
May 18, 2023 May 18, 2023

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Popularity is a great I idea I think, but shouldn't be the only order. Many designers will want to automatically reject popular fonts, so they can produce an individual/distinctive look. Perhaps "least popular" should also be an option, but popularity is a difficult measure - how popular should a font added 2 days ago expect to be?

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New Here ,
May 18, 2023 May 18, 2023

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Adding popularity criteria for filter solely will not work. I am saying adobe should reconsider their entire font classification system. I haven't seen any improvement in font search since last few years. 

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Explorer ,
May 18, 2023 May 18, 2023

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@Test Screen Name makes a great point. I would suggest a slight modification: that perhaps "rarest" might be a better wording than least popular. But, yes something that indicates these are not "overused" fonts (like Helvetica Nue and Comic Sans, e.g.) many creatives would find a beneficial taxonomy

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 15, 2023 Nov 15, 2023

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100%! This is another basic usability fail by Adobe.

 

Every search engine, blog and webstore in the Internet for the past 150 years has had tags and keywords to help the user find useful information.

 

As of 2023...

- Search for "Grunge", what do you get? 4 fonts that are totally not grunge.

- Search for "Retro", get 4 results that are... wtf ARE those?

- Search for "Gothic"... there should be stacks of options, right? Oh... pity I don't speak Korean!

 

Workaround? Search font sites that actually help the user, then hopefully find a font name that Adobe Fonts has.

Or, use Adobe Express to choose your font - at least it offers suggestions - then find that font in Adobe Fonts.

 

Final Usability Score: Adobe Fonts 3/10

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New Here ,
Nov 16, 2023 Nov 16, 2023

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I have had this problem many time, too. I also find it is so time consuming to check other sites and then see if Adobe has it, which usually it does not. I am totally shocked that this feature does not exist in Adobe Fonts. The second workaround using Adobe Express may help. Thank you. I hope Adobe sorts this situation out. It is a problem for designers, for sure. 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 16, 2023 Nov 16, 2023

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Adobe Fonts needs more typeface classification categories. Currently the filters only cover basic classifications (sans serif, serif, slab serif, script, mono and hand). The sans category alone has many classifications such as grotesk, humanist, geometric, etc.

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