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Variable Fonts - InDesign - Bug: Fonts not being read at PDF output

New Here ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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InDesign 16.2.1

When exporting a document with lots of numerals using a variable font with multiple widths and weights, several of the fonts revert to default at export to PDF.

 

Each time I export seems to be a different, and largely random, set of numbers that revert to default.

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These fonts are reading in InDesign as needed, and there's no dialogue box to indicate any missing fonts.

 

Font is Acumin Variable Concept.

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Hello

 

Can you please tell us what PDF viewer you are using? As far as I know some PDF viewers do not support variable fonts. 

 

Are you using Acrobat? 

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Jul 18, 2021 Jul 18, 2021

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Howdy Eugene, using Acrobat Pro DC to view, however preview or other PDF viewers are showing the same, which makes me believe the issue lies with the export from InDesign stage.

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Jul 16, 2021 Jul 16, 2021

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Be careful of using a font that includes the word "Concept", such as Acumin Variable Concept – probably best not to use such fonts in mission-critical work.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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Hi andrec68881114,

I did some tests with Acumin Variable Concept.

Adobe Reader did not show any issues.

The PDF reader of Firefox as well.

 

What is your PDF viewing app?

Can you post a sample InDesign document where you see this issue? Also the exported PDF.

Put the files on Dropbox or a similar service and provide the download link so that we can see into the problem.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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