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Missing fonts in packaged folder — not Adobe fonts.

New Here ,
Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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I'm running into an issue when packaging an InDesign file — it won’t package the fonts. The fonts are not Adobe fonts. They’re their own separate font files. I have "include fonts" selected in the dialogue box for packaging files as well. 

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Are they CJK fonts?

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Not that I can tell?

The fonts were previously packaged by another instructor. I de-compressed the folder, installed the fonts, adjusted the file for my students, and only the one font that I changed was in my packaged folder. All of the other fonts packaged previously were not in the folder that I packaged.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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They might have been copied manually after packaging...

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Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024

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Or, InDesign was using the fonts in the document fonts folder. Those fonts, would not get packaged, AFAIK.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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It's also possible they are restricted.

Which fonts, specifically, are not packaging? Are these the only fonts in the document? Cany you package any other fonts?

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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I know they might be restricted from embedding but I've never encountered a font that couldn't be packaged.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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certainly not common, but I'm pretty sure I've seen fonts that restrict you from providing to a service provider and require them to buy the license (which they are supposed to do anyway).

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Technically, and legally, most font licenses forbid transferring those fonts unless the service provider has a license, as well. This is to avoid any issues with mismatched font versions, but I don't think there's a flag anywhere in the font file itself that would prevent copying.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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What version of InDesign are you using? What OS? Did this just start happening (after a recent upgrade, for example)?

 

This exact question came up elsewhere the other day, and wasn't resolved. They also indicated they were not Adobe fonts (but didn't address the CJK font—Chinese Japanese Korean—question).

 

~Barb

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Everything is up to date! InDesign v19.3 on Mac OS Sonoma 14.1.1. This just happened over the past 2 days.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Everything is up to date! InDesign v19.3 on Mac OS Sonoma 14.1.1. This just happened over the past 2 days.


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macOS 14.1.1 is not the latest - update to 14.4.x to see if it makes a difference.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Did you update your macOS or InDesign in the past two days?

 

We know that updating Sonoma to at least 14.2 helps with recent InDesign issues—though not sure how it impacts packaging. Apple recommends updating to 14.2 because it "provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users" and Sonoma is actually up to 14.4 as of a week or two ago.

 

When you update, can you cycle back to let us know if that makes a difference with packaging?

 

~Barb

 

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Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024

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Just to be clear, it was 14.3 that finally fixed the issues with InDesign.

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