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Fonts locked in EPUB export

Explorer ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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Hi InDesign experts.

 

I'm exporting my InDesign file to a reflowable EPUB.

 

The fonts are locked - i.e. if I specify a particular font in the reader, that is ignored.

I've tried all the switches I can think of:

- Export with and without embedded fonts

- Styles mapped and not mapped to HTML p, h1, h2, etc.

 

The CSS generated by these appears with and without font-face declarations. However, the <p> styles always include "Garamond, serif" and the <h1> styles "Open Sans, sans-serif".

 

Please help.

 

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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What version of InDesign? What EPUB reader? Are the fonts opentype and embeddable? What are the export settings from InDesign?

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Explorer ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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Hi Bob.

 

Indesign: Latest PC version

Readers: ADE, Calibre, Apple.

Export settings: Which ones do you want?

 

Best Regards, Chris.

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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...and OpenType fonts from typekit (Garmond Pro. Open Sans)

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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Screen shots of all them would help...and please, whenever you're asked for version give a number, not "latest version." I wish I had a dollar for everyone that thought they were on the latest version. 

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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Include embeddable fonts

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Explorer ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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As I said in my origanal post....

 

"I've tried all the switches I can think of:

- Export with and without embedded fonts"

 

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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If you don't mind spending $15 for a month’s worth of validation, Flightdeck will probably track down your issue, and much more!

https://ebookflightdeck.com

 

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Explorer ,
Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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Thanks for the tip Derek. I signed up and it looks like a useful thing to have.

 

However, it was no help with my issue.

 

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Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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If you've taken out a subscription to Flightdeck, it might be worth you emailing Joshua Tallent to see if he might offer you some suggestions with your ePub issue.

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Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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Is this happening with all files or just this one? 

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It's the second book I've had a problem with, Bob

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Have you done this successfully in the past? Are you using styles for all of the text?

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Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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No, and yes.

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Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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It's important to use Paragraph (and Character) Styles and no Master Pages.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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Hi Chris,

could it be that your fonts are not embeddable even if you check the option to embed fonts?

That the makers of the fonts will not allow that this font is embedded?

 

Did you crack open an exported EPUB to see if a font file is inside the EPUB?

Did you try with a different font?

 

IDML unzip/rezip with eCanCrusher
Posted on June 14, 2016 by kris

https://www.rorohiko.com/wordpress/2016/06/14/idml-support-ecancrusher/

"eCanCrusher is a handy drag/drop tool to unzip and re-zip EPUB files.
The latest version, 1.2.0, has been extended to also support .idml files."

 

Crack open EPUBs on Mac and Windows
From InDesign CC to EPUB
Anne-Marie Concepción
https://www.lynda.com/InDesign-tutorials/Crack-open-EPUBs-Mac-Windows/693092/758702-4.html

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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