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Open captions - limited support of fonts

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Hi,

which fonts are supported for Open Captions? How to install other fonts which i want to use? For instance I want to use some CONDENSED variants of fonts but it is not supported. Why? How to overcome this big problem?

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Open captions - limited support of fonts

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Hi,

which fonts are supported for Open Captions? How to install other fonts which i want to use? For instance I want to use some CONDENSED variants of fonts but it is not supported. Why? How to overcome this big problem?

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Fonts are installed on OS level.

Open captions will see all fonts installed.

If you want to use a condensed variant it needs to be installed.

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Thanks, the problem is deeper of course. In my Premiere CC this is not working that way with every font family. I can sellect all installed fonts but Premiere CC will show me only default font in most cases.

I found only few informations online(without solutions) here for instance:

Font Family: selects one of the font families available on your system (Note: not every font is supported; if it’s unsupported, Premiere will use a default font).

Deep Dive: Working with Open Captions (Subtitles) | Adobe Blog

What is more weird is that the Type tool works perfectly with all installed fonts. But It is much more diffucult to create subtitles with Type tool and that is the reason why I am trying to find solution in this forum.

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Which font are we talking about?

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It seems to me that only basic system fonts like Arial works thru all variants. But for instance DejaVu Sans does not work, Surprisingly Calibri(system font) does not work either or fonts which I have installed by myself for instance Helvetica. Its frustrating that only few system fonts really works when you want to create beautiful subtitles for your clients video. Arial is not really my favourite.

Below you can see that even certain system fonts does not work as italic or bold version at all:

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With an "edge" set (you have it set to 2), you do not get any variations. If you have italics and set an edge, you lose italics, etc. It is just a limitation that can be a big problem.

Open Captions, often intended for burning in, are very different from the origin of the PR captioning tool in closed captions, where the format makes subtle font differences irrelevant.

Upvote changing this here:

Problem with italic font with stroke line – Adobe video & audio apps

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Thanks Stan Jones. This is also problem I agree. But it is not the main core of my problem or maybe its a partial problem. Without edge and italics, my problem with fonts is still there. Below comparassion between Open Captions and Type Tool. Type tool works correctly.

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Yes, there are other complications. I find that some variations of a font can be selected and others cannot. (Once selected, the font changes back to "regular," and is deselected.) If it can be selected, I see the correct appearance in the program monitor.

You can select the variation, but the correct appearance does not appear in the monitor. Can you tell if the correct appearance is in the tiny thumbnail in the caption panel? Make the size much larger to see. (That can indicate a different problem.)

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This is massively annoying. I have had nothing but issue after issue recently can't believe something so simple is throwing up problems yet again.

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I'm having the same issue. All my font variants are there but when I select a specific one they don't change in the text.

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Curious as part of tracking this. What font?

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Hi, 
i have the same problem with a font of my client in Premiere Pro 2019, 2020 iin Subtitles. 
I can select it but its not showing the true font. 
The regular Typetool have no problem. Only the subtitles. 
Can somebody help?? Why is the font not supported?

I have a PC. This problem is only on a PC.
On a Mac there is no problem.

Thank you.

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I'm having the exact same problem - only with some fonts - on a PC. It's killing me.

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orhanb and MarchWhere,

 

What fonts are not working for you?

 

I'm trying to improve our information for filing a bug report. We have some examples, but more would help.

 

Stan

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Hi Stan, 
thank you for the feedback.
Its a own font from our client xy. (.otf and .ttf, both same problem)

best regards
orhanb

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I'll call it "custom" or "proprietary"!

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My client's font is Sharp Sans No2. This works fine on every other program, including Premiere Pro text boxes.

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Thanks.

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