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Unable to Use Free Fonts Downloaded from Internet and loaded into Font Book, in InDesign Document

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021
This might not have anything to do with Adobe. Free fonts will still have a EULA - and you may not have the correct embed permissions from the font developer.  You will need to contact the font developer to request a font that allows it to be embedded. 

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This might not have anything to do with Adobe.

Free fonts will still have a EULA - and you may not have the correct embed permissions from the font developer. 

 

You will need to contact the font developer to request a font that allows it to be embedded. 

 

 

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Thanks, Bob. Have emailed them. Unfortunately, my paperwork doesn't go back as far as 2009, so I don't hold out for much luck. But, we'll see...

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Are you saying it doesn't show up in InDesign or you can't embed it in a PDF or EPUB?

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The font was offered for free desktop use by the developer, about 18 months ago, which was when I downloaded it and began trying it out in InDesign. There were limitations on it's use, such as certain items of punctuation that were missing. Earlier this summer, I produced a design for a T-shirt using it, which I plan to put through to production later in the year.
I've recently had serious problems with my iMac, which have involved replacing my external hard drive and spending long hours with Apple Support, who eventually re-installed Big Sur, and re-loaded all my files from the external drive.

Apple suggested I re-loaded all the Adobe programmes I have a subscription for direct from the Adobe site, which I have done. Somewhere in the process, I have lost the ability to use the free fonts that were installed on my computer and which I could freely use before. In the InDesign layout they appear in white on a pink ground and a panel pops up asking if I'd like to replace them with an alternative font.

 

 

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Did you install those fonts again when you replaced the drives and operating system? If not, then I'm not sure why you would have expected them to be available.

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Hello, Bob

Apologies for my late response, but I've been away.
I'm what might be termed elderly and I'm not particularly technical. I'm afraid I don't understand some of the terms you are using. 

 

Apologiesfor the delay. By following your advice, and reinstalling the free fonts, I've managed to get them working.

But, I've attached a screengrab of a spread from a book I designed in 2015, prior to the problems I've previously described, I've recently had with my iMac.

The design uses a font called TyStencil Bold I purchased in 2009, when I had a company design a website for me, and which I have used on stationery items since. Under All Fonts in Font Book, TyStencil no longer appears.


 



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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Are they type 1? Truetype? In any event, if you look in your applications folder you'll find an InDesign folder and inside that a fonts folder. Copy those fonts into that folder.

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