Single Style of Font not Available in Any Adobe Programs

New Here ,
Jul 09, 2010 Jul 09, 2010

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I have been using Nofret for all of my business correspondence for years. All of a sudden within the last couple of weeks, one style, the Light Italic, refuses to show up in any of my Adobe programs. It is available in my Microsoft and Apple programs

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the font in FontExplorer Pro, rebooting the applications...no go.

I am using CS2 on a G4 PowerPC.

Any clues as to why this single style would disappear when all of the other styles of that font are available? Can I get it back?

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Jul 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010

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By any chance are you using a Font Manager on the same system? Because just last the same thing happen to me and I may just have a answer for you....

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Jul 22, 2010 Jul 22, 2010

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Why, yes, I use FontExplorer X and recently upgraded from the free version to Pro. I was pretty sure that the updgrade didn't coincide with the font dissapearance, but I've been known to be wrong... I was just looking here yesterday and was disappointed that nobody had replied! I look forward to hearing your possible solution. Thanks.

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Jul 23, 2010 Jul 23, 2010

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Ok For some reason or another 2 days ago a font by the name of QuickSand was

not appearing in my font choices through the program illustrator. So

I uninstalled the font through the font manager and then why I tried to

uninstall the font through my system folders (Windows 7) I receive a dialog

that the font was in use. That made me believe that somehow the system was

stuck on retrieving the front through illustrator (which was the last

program I used) or through the font manager or somehow the font

became corrupt. Hence, since you have already tried uninstalling the font

through the font manger and that did not work delete the front from you

system folder, but before you do I hope you have a back up of that font it

not make one first or download the font again from the net. Since you are

using a Mac and I do as well there could be three locations in which you

have chose to store your fonts at /Library/Fonts:

There's also /System/Library/Fonts.

Fonts are divided up into different folders so that Mac OS X can keep its

own collection of fonts (/System/Library/Fonts), you can install additional

fonts for all users (/Library/Fonts), and any user can have personal fonts

as well (/Users/username/Library/Fonts).

So long story short uninstall & delete the font through your font manager

and all other locations and then reinstall and of course perform a shut

down. That's what worked for me, Hope that helps

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2010 Jul 23, 2010

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Thanks for the thorough response. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. I've also tried using all of the tools in FontExplorer, cleaning all caches. Plus, I deleted all AdobeFnt.lst files, as well as the entire contents of the "jaws" folder from my old Quark. No go.

When I open an InDesign document that contains Nofret Light Italic, the dialog that allows you to open the missing fonts shows that the font IS available, with the proper font path being shown. When I click through to the document, though, another dialogue shows up saying the font is missing. I checked through the "Find Font" dialogue and the path is NOT shown.

Why would the font only be missing in the Adobe programs?

This is driving me a little crazy!

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New Here ,
Jul 23, 2010 Jul 23, 2010

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Adobe has seem to have this problem with several of their programs I'm not

sure why and I have yet to find a definite answer. I think it's going to be

a try and error situation...so here we go

OK, let's try this

- Fist scan the font file to verify the font is not corrupt

- Remove the font from it's current location and place the font folder

in a new location

Meaning if the font is currently stored in /System/Library/Fonts then move

to /Library/Fonts

- Restart Indesign

- Open design and when the application displays the message about the

missing font correct the path to the new location

Let me know if that works?

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New Here ,
Jul 26, 2010 Jul 26, 2010

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Hello lm Studio,

I haven't heard back from you since my last suggestion, did it fix the

problem?

Thanks,

OC Moka

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New Here ,
Aug 03, 2010 Aug 03, 2010

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I appreciate your efforts to help me, but none of the solutions have worked. I tried reloading the font from my backup archive. I've tried moving the font directly to the system and the Adobe programs STILL won't see the one style. The really mystifying thing, as I said, is that the font is available in all non-Adobe applicaions. That means it has to have something to do with the way Adobe programs read fonts. The other mystifying thing is why all of a sudden, a font I've been using for years became a problem. I don't recall making any changes to my machine. I guess I'll just have to stop using Nofret Light Italic in my Adobe programs!

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Aug 05, 2010 Aug 05, 2010

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I'm sorry to hear that.....well it's such a nice font let me know if you are

interested in selling the font. Fell free to email me directly at

mrsdorothy.s@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Dorothy Schaller

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