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InDesign 2020 does not load Windows 10 font

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May 06, 2020

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I have a font that worked great on my MacBook Pro with CS5, then I got a Windows 10 machine and got InDesign CC.

TastyBirds is a font I use for a client's brand. It's an OTF font that has 5 variations - Regular, Bold, Sans, Sans Bold and Fried.

Windows sees them all. InDesign sees everything but Regular. 

I've tried downloading it from different sources, installing and re-installing... nothing has worked for my Regular friend. All the 2019 articles suggest that I could copy this font file to InDesigns Program Files Font folder to force InDesign to see it - but that path doesn't exist for me.

I've opened the font using FontForge to make sure all the table attributes are complete. It looks all good. 

I'm at a loss. I welcome any ideas! 

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Correct answer by wildkitty | Community Beginner

I'm sheepishly responding to my own post. 

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign 2020\Fonts totally exists. I initially went into the wrong Program Files (the 64-bit one...)

I dropped the Regular font in and it now works. 

 

I'd still love to know why this is happening and if I should just be dropping fonts I exclusively use in InDesign in there instead of installing them to Windows... is this a best practice? or not recommended?

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InDesign 2020 does not load Windows 10 font

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I have a font that worked great on my MacBook Pro with CS5, then I got a Windows 10 machine and got InDesign CC.

TastyBirds is a font I use for a client's brand. It's an OTF font that has 5 variations - Regular, Bold, Sans, Sans Bold and Fried.

Windows sees them all. InDesign sees everything but Regular. 

I've tried downloading it from different sources, installing and re-installing... nothing has worked for my Regular friend. All the 2019 articles suggest that I could copy this font file to InDesigns Program Files Font folder to force InDesign to see it - but that path doesn't exist for me.

I've opened the font using FontForge to make sure all the table attributes are complete. It looks all good. 

I'm at a loss. I welcome any ideas! 

InDesignFont.PNG

WindowsFont.PNG

  

Correct answer by wildkitty | Community Beginner

I'm sheepishly responding to my own post. 

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign 2020\Fonts totally exists. I initially went into the wrong Program Files (the 64-bit one...)

I dropped the Regular font in and it now works. 

 

I'd still love to know why this is happening and if I should just be dropping fonts I exclusively use in InDesign in there instead of installing them to Windows... is this a best practice? or not recommended?

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I'm sheepishly responding to my own post. 

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign 2020\Fonts totally exists. I initially went into the wrong Program Files (the 64-bit one...)

I dropped the Regular font in and it now works. 

 

I'd still love to know why this is happening and if I should just be dropping fonts I exclusively use in InDesign in there instead of installing them to Windows... is this a best practice? or not recommended?

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Is it an Opentype font?

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It's an OTF font. So, yes. 

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Hi there,

 

Glad to see that you were able to fix the issue. You can install fonts on the machine or you can use a font management app. Please find more information on help article https://www.adobe.com/products/type/install-instructions.html#

 

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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