Serpentine Font No longer workig

New Here ,
Oct 28, 2019 Oct 28, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Years ago I purchased the Serpentine Font from adobe.  I reloaded my laptop and installed Office 2019.  The font no longer works with MS Office.  It does work with Office 2010 and it work in Wordpad.  I fond an articel that said Windows no longer works hith PS fonts.  How do I get a version that will work with Office.

 

I need help please!!  This is my corporate font.  

 

Views

607

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

Oct 28, 2019 Oct 28, 2019
This is really a question for the Type & Typography community. This community is for the Adobe Fonts cloud service which does not deal with fonts licensed otherwise. None the less, most likely the problem is that if “years ago” is more than 15 to 18 years ago, you most likely licensed (you bought a license to use a font, not the font itself) the Type 1 version of the font. The Type 1 font format, although still supported by Adobe applications, PostScript, PDF, etc., has effectively been surpla...

Likes

Translate

Translate
Oct 28, 2019 Oct 28, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

This is really a question for the Type & Typography community. This community is for the Adobe Fonts cloud service which does not deal with fonts licensed otherwise.

 

None the less, most likely the problem is that if “years ago” is more than 15 to 18 years ago, you most likely licensed (you bought a license to use a font, not the font itself) the Type 1 version of the font. The Type 1 font format, although still supported by Adobe applications, PostScript, PDF, etc., has effectively been surplanted by the OpenType CFF format. Regrettably, some software vendors, such as Microsoft, discontinued support for Type 1 fonts effective with Office 2013 on Windows. Your only solution would be to license either an OpenType CFF or OpenType TrueType version of Serpentine. Adobe no longer licenses Serpentine except via the Font Folio product. You can license Serpentine via Monotype at fonts.com at https://www.fonts.com/font/image-club/serpentine.

 

           - Dov

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

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Oct 29, 2019 Oct 29, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Dov:

 

Thank you so much.  I was able to purchase the TT fonts and they work.  I find it interesting that I could use the PS fonts in wordpad and not in Office.  

 

Again Thanks.

 

Ron

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Oct 29, 2019 Oct 29, 2019

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Glad you are up and going. As I indicated, it was Microsoft's decision to end support of Type 1 fonts in Office. FWIW, Wordpad hasn't been updated in years and simply wasn't worth Microsoft's time to muck with the Wordpad code simply to remove that support.

 

               - Dov

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

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines