PDF exporting problem with Chinese font - HELP!

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Aug 06, 2022 Aug 06, 2022

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Hi,

I have a document with Chinese fonts

  • PingFang SC
  • SimSong

 

When I try to export it, this message comes up.

The fonts I used are Open fonts but they don't seem to work.

I have a very short deadline and I need help!

For the document I need both Serif and Sans Serif simplified Chinese font.

 

Please let me know how I can solve this problem.

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You need to change fonts: as it is written, there are licensing restrictions that forbid these fonts (or one of these) to be embedded in the PDF. I think that the restriction is on the SimSong font (that I have not on my Mac), since I am able to create a PDF with a document using PingFang SC

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You need to change fonts: as it is written, there are licensing restrictions that forbid these fonts (or one of these) to be embedded in the PDF. I think that the restriction is on the SimSong font (that I have not on my Mac), since I am able to create a PDF with a document using PingFang SC

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You need to purchase a license to use the font.

If you can't purchase the font you need to substitute the font for something else.

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For the document I need both Serif and Sans Serif simplified Chinese font.

 

Well, I don't love them, but you can always use Noto Sans SC and Noto Serif SC. They're free to use. I don't love the way they render in InDesign; if you use any kerning value but 0, they display with compressed punctuation, so I always use the paragraph or character style (or Find/Change window) to specify a kerning value of zero for all Noto SC fonts. 

 

You probably have other fonts supporting Simplified Chinese already installed on your machine, but it might be safer & faster to just download some known-good fonts and do some work with either your Paragraph Styles (assuming you used 'em) or the Type -> Find Font window (assuming you didn't).

 

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