fonts not appearing in illustrator after installing

New Here ,
Sep 29, 2011 Sep 29, 2011

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I am installing fonts in windows 7 by right clicking on the file and clicking install.  After successfully installing the fonts, they aren't showing up in illustrator (or photoshop).  I checked my windows font folder and the new fonts are indeed there.  The newly installed fonts do work in other programs like Office.  I am using CS3.  Any ideas?

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Sep 29, 2011 Sep 29, 2011

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I remember fonts update inmediatly in Illustrator/photoshop as soon as you install it (at least in CS5 they do) but I'm unsure in CS3

Have you tried restarting Illustrator and see if the fonts are there? Also, could there be a chance that the fonts are corrupted or not supported by your version of Illustrator?

Just some thoughts.

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Sep 29, 2011 Sep 29, 2011

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They usually update immediately for me, but they aren't anymore.  I tried restarting illustrator and even my computer, but still no luck

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 30, 2011 Sep 30, 2011

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Have you actualyl copied the fonts to the directory? This might be a permissions issue with externally linked fonts...

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New Here ,
Sep 30, 2011 Sep 30, 2011

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Yes, the fonts are actually in the c:\windows\fonts\ directory and not just linked there.  I browsed to the c:\program files\common files\adobe\fonts\ folder and it was empty.  I copied some fonts there and afterwards they appeared in illustrator.  This suppose this is a workaround, but not a fix.

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Oct 03, 2011 Oct 03, 2011

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Try Deleting 'IllustratorFnt.lst' file from illustrator preferences and then launch Illustrator.

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New Here ,
Oct 03, 2011 Oct 03, 2011

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I checked for updates and there was one available for acrobat 8 professional.  After I installed that and relaunched illustrator, the fonts were there!

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Engaged ,
Jan 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022

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When will Adobe finally fix the crappy font situation in all its app? Adobe's akward turn on / off cloud fonts are simply way to unrelieable and inconsistent for any professional work enviroment. Adobe listen, your fonts DONT WORK!!!!!!!

It happens to often now that I open documents and the fonts are not found. This is becoming a real issue for my workflow. It happened in the past for third party system fonts, but now some of my Adobe fonts don't even show up in illustrator anymore. This is becoming a real workflow killer.

 

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New Here ,
Feb 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2022

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I'm having the same problem for some time now, fonts like Bebas Neue and Helvetica are not recognized at all when I open a file made by some other user, even though we have the same fonts installed. It's getting ridiculous and frustrating. I would understand if it was a problem with third party fonts or something like that, but even google and adobe fonts are not recognized often...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 13, 2022 Feb 13, 2022

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This thread is from 2011.

 

Please create a new one.

 

Tell us your version and system. Aso: are you using font management? Are there any duplicate fonts?

What kind of file are you opening? an AI file?

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