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Some letters of some fonts are made bold in Indesign

New Here ,
Oct 21, 2023 Oct 21, 2023

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All of a sudden, some letters of some fonts in the Montserrat family (from Google font project) appear much bolder than the others. This does only happen in Indesign 2024, nog in e.g. Illustrator or Photoshop. See the attached composition of screenshots. I've used this font for a long time with good results, so I guess the problem emerged with the recent update. I've tried cleaning the cache (Mac console: sudo atsutil databases –remove) and validated the font in Apple Fontbook. I have checked a few other font families, but these look fine on first sight.

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Oct 21, 2023 Oct 21, 2023

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in the future, to find the best place to post your message, use the list here, https://community.adobe.com/

p.s. i don't think the adobe website, and forums in particular, are easy to navigate, so don't spend a lot of time searching that forum list. do your best and we'll move the post (like this one has already been moved) if it helps you get responses.



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Oct 21, 2023 Oct 21, 2023

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Other users reported similar problems with Google fonts in InDesign 2024. As far as I understand, the only solution at this point is to go back to InDesign 2023.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 23, 2023 Oct 23, 2023

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i have the opposite issue with the google font big shoulders display letters (but not the plus sign) looking thinner in indesign 2024. however, when i pdf the document, the pdf looks correct.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 31, 2023 Oct 31, 2023

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update: the pdf trick didn't work for every font style. i found an opinion on another thread (i apologize, i don't remember where it was now) that it had to do with variable width fonts, which mine was, so i uninstalled the variable width ttf version and installed the static ttf version and that solved my problem since i didn't use the variable width attribute

>> the attached pdf shows the text formatted in indesign on the left with linked illustrator files that had identically formatted text on the right. i also didn't save an image of what it looked like in the indesign file, but it had bold and thin letters within the same word with the same formatting applied.

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Oct 26, 2023 Oct 26, 2023

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I'm having the same issue. The exported pdf doesn't not display these errors, thankfully, but the source file is wild.

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Oct 31, 2023 Oct 31, 2023

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I've also been having this problem with the Monsterrat family.. it only seems to happen with the newest update of Indesign.. as soon as I go back to the previous version it corrects itself. PDF's export as normal, however if you export as JPG, unfortunately the text shows some letters bold and some not... Adobe please fix this!!! ugh. 

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Community Expert ,
Oct 31, 2023 Oct 31, 2023

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I recall this problem from some short time ago, at least one or two revs of ID back, and specifically involving Montserrat, so it's not (necessarily) a 2024 issue.

 

IIRC, the fault was differing font files between system and ID's resources. Users experiencing this problem might look there. 


┋┊ InDesign to Kindle (& EPUB): A Professional Guide, v3.0 ┊ (Amazon) ┊┋

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 01, 2023 Nov 01, 2023

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I am also having this issue! Adobe please fix!!! 

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New Here ,
Dec 14, 2023 Dec 14, 2023

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I deleted the variable font file and replaced with the static, works normal now in indesign. Had issue with Outfit looking wild in indesign 2024 with bold and normal letters where it should all be bold...

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Mar 12, 2024 Mar 12, 2024

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it worked!!

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Community Expert ,
Dec 14, 2023 Dec 14, 2023

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The issue with variable fonts has reportedly been fixed in version 19.1 which is rolling out now. Give it a week or so before it's available everywhere.

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