I'm working on a file in inDesign CS5. I've been text editing and wanted to export to PDF. However, the error comes up that my file contains a restricted font. Furthermore, inDesign is unable to substitute any other font for this font (b/c of glyphs). However, when I search the file to locate where this restricted font is, it is not listed, at all.
I'm completely stuck. The file also won't let me create outlines either. How can I fix a font that won't show up in the Find Font tool?
Thanks for the reply. Are there any other possibilities, though? My task with the file has been to input a Chinese translation of the original English text into the brochure. As far as I know, I'm the only one who worked with Chinese fonts on the file. However, the font inDesign is saying is restricted is a Chinese font. I don't believe the original designer used Chinese in the file at all.
Also, I just noticed that the font inDesign is claiming is restricted is a font that came with my computer and which I freely used in Illustrator for other projects. I'm pretty sure it's the same font. For some reason, the same font doesn't show up in inDesign's font list.
So, I somehow managed to bypass the problem. I don't think my specific question was solved, but for now it's taken care of. I cross-referenced the font (which was 华文楷体) inDesign was saying was restricted in my computer's FontBook folder. It seemed like the same font had 2 different names, one under 华文楷体 and another as STKai -- same or similar font, but one with a Chinese character name and one with an alphabet name. Also, the STKai font name in FontBook had some mysterious dot by its name...I'm not sure what that signifies, perhaps a corruption? But, I substituted all STKai in the inDesign file for a font similar to it called Kai. The problem with the 华文楷体 was then fixed.
I'm not sure what happened. My computer came with both 华文楷体 and STKai on it as freely usable fonts. InDesign won't show 华文楷体 in its font menu, though; it only shows STKai and other similar fonts, such as Kai or Adobe Kai ST. Don't know why inDesign doesn't recognize fonts named with Chinese characters.
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