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AXT font

New Here ,
May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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I have a problem with all the fonts that start AXT (arabic font) , all the work I have written with these fonts is invalid.

Is there a solution to this problem?

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Community Expert , May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

As per my search it seems these fonts are not supported by Adobe since CS6, so you will have to look at alternatives of these fonts. See some relevant discussion on this topic given below

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/why-axt-arabic-fonts-not-working-properly-in-windows/td-p/10403553

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/adobe-illustrator-2020-v24-1-2-408-and-adobe-photoshop-2020-v21-1-2-issue-with-axt-arabic-font/td-p/11117283

-Manan

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Community Beginner , May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

I connected with Adobe suppore and they fixed this issue for me
by installing 21 version instead of 22 & it works. So you can do the same.

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Community Expert , May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

I strongly advise any users of the AXT fonts to acquire alternative OpenType fonts instead. Axt fonts were developed in late 1980s for QuarkExpress, and they are mostly unsearchable in a PDF, I mean if you search for the word في which is right there in your PDF, then Acrobat cannot find it because AXT fonts are drawn as Arabic but the table of glyphs are non-Arabic.

Adobe announced that they will stop supporting AXT fonts a long time ago, and the time has come for the users to look for a newer t

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May 22, 2022 May 22, 2022

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As per my search it seems these fonts are not supported by Adobe since CS6, so you will have to look at alternatives of these fonts. See some relevant discussion on this topic given below

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/why-axt-arabic-fonts-not-working-properly-in-...

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/adobe-illustrator-2020-v24-1-2-408-and-adobe-...

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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My Adobe Illustrator virsion is 2022 and i used these fonts AXT (arabic font) 2 days back.

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May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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Hi @naimabdullah,

I don't have any hands on experience with these fonts. However going by the comment on the threads I posted which says that the support for these fonts was discontinued since CS6. Now you can't rely that something unspported will always keep working, it can stop behaving properly due to n no of reasons like, a software update, OS update, update to another software that seems unrelated to the one manifesting the issue. So as per the suggestion in the psots above, try looking for alternatives for a more reliable behaviour and avoiding last minute surprises.

-Manan

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I have the same problem just today, 2 days back everything was OK.
I am using these fonts for along time (many years) in all of my files with arabic text.

any advice or solutions ??

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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I am facing the same issue after i got my MAC updated and reinstalled the font. My colleague who has font installed already is having no problem. Did you got any solution?

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May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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Not Yet ... Still waiting

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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Please do upload here if you get to know of any solution.

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I connected with Adobe suppore and they fixed this issue for me
by installing 21 version instead of 22 & it works. So you can do the same.

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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Thank You for the help

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May 25, 2022 May 25, 2022

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I strongly advise any users of the AXT fonts to acquire alternative OpenType fonts instead. Axt fonts were developed in late 1980s for QuarkExpress, and they are mostly unsearchable in a PDF, I mean if you search for the word في which is right there in your PDF, then Acrobat cannot find it because AXT fonts are drawn as Arabic but the table of glyphs are non-Arabic.

Adobe announced that they will stop supporting AXT fonts a long time ago, and the time has come for the users to look for a newer technology ie. OpenType.

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New Here ,
Aug 08, 2023 Aug 08, 2023

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any converter to unicode?

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 17, 2024 Jan 17, 2024

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Adobe cannot just keep on dictating to their customers what kind of fonts they can or cannot use. That is just saying use our products the way we want or take a hike. That is pretty selfish and greedy and monopolizing in attitude. Many older generation artists and designers have done a lot of work using those AXt open fonts. It is just totally absurd or ridiculous for them to be adopting that kind of attitude. Very arrogant indeed. Sad to the core. 😞

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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same problem and i need it please help

 

 

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