Font appears visually as Myriad Pro in PDF, but in AI file its set to Open Sans

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Jun 30, 2022 Jun 30, 2022

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I received an AI file along with a PDF from a client.

When I open both files and view them side by side, I see that some fonts are displaying differently.

Both AI and PDF say the font is Open Sans (top line in image below)

But visually, in the PDF it looks like Myriad Pro (bottom line in image below)

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I can't figure out what is causing this.

The weirdest thing is that if I examin the text in the PDF, even though it looks like myriad Pro, Acrobat says it's Open Sans

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In the PDF Properties both Myriad Pro and Open Sans Semibold are listed under Embedded Fonts

properties-myriadpro.jpgproperties-opensansemibold.jpg

 

Does anyone maybe have any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks

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Deactivate Myriad and see what happens... (or both, and see what Illy asks for...)

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Difficult to deactivate Myriad Regular because it is part of the Illustrator app install.

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So strange!

When I deactivate OpenSans font and opened the Illustrator file the following happens:

  1. Illustrator seems to still want it to be set to OpenSans Semibold
  2. The font however has an astrisk near the name, which I guess is because it's not installed, but the text isn't getting the pink highlights that text with missing fonts usually gets
  3. And now the text is actually displaying as Myriad Pro, like in the PDF.

 

I feel like I made some progress but still have no idea what is causing this

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Here's a screnshot

opensans-uninstalled.jpg

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The pink highlight is a preference setting. Is it turned on?

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Did you try yourself to save as PDF from Illustrator with the default settings?

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Just did that.

So, it seems that with OpenSans deactivated on my system, Illustrator is defaulting to Myriad Pro. When I save as a PDF, Acrobat will say that the font is OpenSans, but it's actually Myriad Pro. That's what threw me off. I would have expected Acrobat to say it's Myriad Pro, since, well.... it is.

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I cannot reproduce that but when I tried I got a slightly different description of the embedded fonts (encoding) and you seem to have 2 different versions (truetype and type1) of Open Sans.

Screenshot 2022-06-30 at 23.11.28.png

 

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