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My installed fonts are not showing up in Illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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So I just installed a new font to my pc. The font is: "Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da". When I try to use this font in Illustrator I can't find it. I've installed several other fonts this way and I can find them all in Illustrator.

 

I've reinstalled the font, I've restarted both Illustrator and my PC multiple times and it's just not showing up. 

Does anyone know a solution?

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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Did you install it "For all users" ?

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Hi

 

Yes I did.

I did a double check and I can find this font in Photoshop, but still not in Illustrator.

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Is the font installed for all users? right click on your font file and select install font for all users

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Hi

 

Yes I did.

I did a double check and I can find this font in Photoshop, but still not in Illustrator.

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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Hard to tell.

What is the first screenshot of?

Windows / Mac?

You could try converting otf to ttf or vice versa and see if that helps.

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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Hi! 

I'm a Windows user.

The 1st screenshot is in the PC settings, I'm showing that the font is installed. The 2nd screenshot is in Illustrator, I'm showing that I can't find it there.

 

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Feb 28, 2024 Feb 28, 2024

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If the normal install does not work, you may try to put the font into a folder named Fonts in the Illustrator Application folder.

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Hi!

 

Is the Fonts folder an excisting folder in the Illustrator Application Folder? Because I can't seem to find it. I'm on Windows btw.

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If it is not there, just create one.

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What font format is the font file? TrueType or OpenType? Postscript Type 1 fonts no longer work in Adobe applications. The Windows OS technically doesn't support Type 1 fonts, but you can still install them (for the time being).

 

Adobe Illustrator can be a little finnicky about loading fonts that were installed in the operating system. Fonts that are poorly authored and have various technical issues may be disregarded by Illustrator. That's something to watch out for when using fonts downloaded from various free fonts web sites. I've even seen odd issues with fonts downloaded from the Google Fonts web site (they do update font files though). If the font's naming has some odd quality to it the font could be in Illustrator's fonts menu, but shuffled up or down to an unexpected location in the fonts list.

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Hi!

 

The font is a .ttf file.

I downloaded the font from a site I've downloaded many more fonts from, I've never had an isue before. The font works in Photoshop tho? Is there a way to make it work on Illustrator that you can think of?

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It's odd the font is visible in Photoshop, but not in Illustrator. On the other hand those applications have different development teams and a good bit of different code. It's likely there is something about the font file Illustrator doesn't like. I'd still double check the font menu in Illustrator to make sure the font isn't shuffled up or down to some weird place.

 

If you downloaded the font from a free fonts web site it might be worthwhile to check other sites carrying the same font. There might be a different build version of it that might work in both Photoshop and Illustrator. Just like any software, fonts can have bugs.

 

Another option is buying a copy of TransType 4. It can convert fonts from one format to another (such as converting old Type 1 fonts to OpenType format). The app can also repair some technical problems in fonts.

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