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?
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....
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.
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
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!
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
- 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?
Hello lm Studio,
I haven't heard back from you since my last suggestion, did it fix the
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!
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