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Error 83 § 4, font dictionary. no solutions

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Sep 22, 2017

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Since either the last windows or after effects update (I did them in quick succession) after effects repeatedly crashes in progress or on start, prompting (before crashing) "After Effects warning: The font dictionary can't be read [...] (83 § 4)".

Premiere does not crash, but warns about a set of invalid fonts.

No other application mentions or has any problems with those fonts.

I used all of those fonts for YEARS without problems. If I deactivate the affected ones, everything works fine, but this is just not an option.

I cleared all the AdobeFnt.lst files. This works only temporary. I reinstalled After Effects and the Monotype Fontexplorer Pro. I reinstalled the fonts. The error returns.

AE completely crashes, even takes windows with it at times.

After clearing the AdobeFnt.Lst files and emptying the font cache, it works for a time (even with the mentioned fonts activated), then it complains and crashes again.

AE Version is 14.2.1.34

Windows Version is Win 10 Pro (all updates installed)

It's a i7-6800k Intel PC with 48 GB Ram and a GTX 970. All drivers are up to date.

Any ideas?

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Error 83 § 4, font dictionary. no solutions

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Sep 22, 2017

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Since either the last windows or after effects update (I did them in quick succession) after effects repeatedly crashes in progress or on start, prompting (before crashing) "After Effects warning: The font dictionary can't be read [...] (83 § 4)".

Premiere does not crash, but warns about a set of invalid fonts.

No other application mentions or has any problems with those fonts.

I used all of those fonts for YEARS without problems. If I deactivate the affected ones, everything works fine, but this is just not an option.

I cleared all the AdobeFnt.lst files. This works only temporary. I reinstalled After Effects and the Monotype Fontexplorer Pro. I reinstalled the fonts. The error returns.

AE completely crashes, even takes windows with it at times.

After clearing the AdobeFnt.Lst files and emptying the font cache, it works for a time (even with the mentioned fonts activated), then it complains and crashes again.

AE Version is 14.2.1.34

Windows Version is Win 10 Pro (all updates installed)

It's a i7-6800k Intel PC with 48 GB Ram and a GTX 970. All drivers are up to date.

Any ideas?

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Check this out dotterbar666,

"The font dictionary can't be read" error in After Effects

Thanks,

Kevin

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this happens to me too, every time i try to get help none of the solutions work

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I of course checked the official solutions first. That hasn't helped.

The major update to 2018 has unfortunately not solved the issue either.

My workaround is having all the problematic fonts in one group, deactivate them, start after effects, reactivate them, open my projects.

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This doesn't work. I've tried it a few times.

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Dec 04, 2017

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Hi,

I received, “The font dictionary can’t be read” error in after effects – 83: :4 – for the last 2 weeks

I am at the end of my wits about this error. I have tried everything, even restoring my system from a month back using windows restore procedure. Of course that did not work. I even removed all of my fonts that didn’t come with Windows.

I am asking for help because I have a project in 2 weeks. I have Adobe CS 5.5 suite. I was so desperate that I uninstalled the full suite and reinstalled it.

I follow the instructions from "The font dictionary can't be read" error in After Effects

To the fullest and I have not had any luck. I don’t know what to do and I’m so frustrated that there’s no tech support (Phone calls) on adobe for the suite that I paid big $$$ for.

If anyone can help me. I would even pay you. I have searched high and low. Youtube and beyond. I’m almost at the point of reinstalling Windows 10 to make it happen.

I get the same Error. The splash screen doesn’t get passed the “initializing mediacore” prompt.

Help, help, help!

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Dec 22, 2017

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@

marcusr10618703

Delete the all .Ist files in your users folder:

C:\Users\**yourname***\AppData\Local\Adobe\TypeSupport

Deleting them in the program files folders does fAll.

I've had the same problem after a windows update on cs6.

Also, google "take ownership menu hacks". Its a right click menu .reg file. It adds the option to "take ownership" of any system files that might block you from deleting. Handy in general when troubleshooting stuff like this...

Hope this helps

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Hi,

I installed AE 2018, this last week, and now I have the same problem. I use Windows 10 home with every update.

Of course I checked the official solutions first. That hasn't helped, and I tried to follow the nasg85's way ("

Delete the all .Ist files in your users folder: C:\Users\**yourname***\AppData\Local\Adobe\TypeSupport"), but I haven't the TypeSupport folder!

Somebody can help me!

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Yeah sorry man, this was the solution for cs6, newer versions dont have that folder i see...

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thx, i did it

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The issue seems to have been solved with one of the latest updates. Thanks for that!

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Looks like they are now in C:\Users\**YOUR NAME**\AppData\Local\Temp\Adobe\Premiere Pro\12.0\Typesupport

You now have to go to that Adobe file and click in each of the folders

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This fixed it.

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Thanks mapleandjamprod, this worked for me

mapleandjamprod  wrote

Looks like they are now in C:\Users\**YOUR NAME**\AppData\Local\Temp\Adobe\Premiere Pro\12.0\Typesupport

You now have to go to that Adobe file and click in each of the folders

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This worked for me as well. What I did was searched in my computer box for 'AdobeFnt' then opened file location which brought me to the file location @mapleandjameprod posted about. So I then deleted all the font files (the .lst ones), within all the Adobe product folders. So not only premiere folder but AE and Illustrator too. I then restarted my computer. When I tried to open project again, error was gone and everything worked.

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Two years later and this just saved a big project for me. Thanks!

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