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Fonts not embedding into epub file

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Nov 19, 2022 Nov 19, 2022

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When I generate a "fixed format" epub book from InDesign, the fonts do not embed. I have a proprietary OTF font that shows up as nonsense. The fonts print perfectly in hardcopy, and in fact I have been using them for many years with InDesign books. Is there some way to adjust the "export to epub" function to fix this?

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Community Expert , Nov 20, 2022 Nov 20, 2022

This could be to a couple of reasons:

Hope this helps, if you still have questions or c

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This could be to a couple of reasons:

Hope this helps, if you still have questions or can’t solve with these tools, write a comment with new details here again.

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Almost certainly the first. While ID doesn't always create perfect EPUB files, most of the faults are trivial structural things that affect only a subset of readers.

 

I rarely encounter errors with epubcheck, for example, and when I do they are things like nonfatal warnings about endnote links.

 

But this (likely) issue is why I dislike both FXL and font embedding. Both are contrary to the proper concept and execution of an ebook, hacks for writer/publishers who want to, er, have their page and "e" it, too. 🙂

 


| Word & InDesign to Kindle & EPUB: a Pro Guide (Amazon)

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How do you know they're not embedded? Which EPUB reader are you checking in?

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The fonts embed properly with "reflowable" formatting, but not with "fixed format." I viewed the files on the Apple iBook app and on the Windows Acrobat EPUB reader. Same results.. 

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