I noticed today that most of my added fonts are not working. I use a lot of fonts that have a cyrillic subset which were working perfectly fine till 2 days ago. Now when I select a text field and try to change the font face to one of the added fonts, it changes the font face to whichever the default font is and renders the font selection menu to blank. I am really puzzled, the fonts are installed in the Fonts folder in Windows, and they were working perfectly fine till a couple of days ago. I havent installed any Fireworks or Windows updates in the meantime. I am working in Fireworks CS5.
If you use a font manager like Linotype FontExplorer or Suitcase Fusion, I'd try running its "clean font cache" commands—for both system and applications. If not, then I'd try shutting down and then restarting the computer, as this would likely rebuild the system font caches.
Hello groove25, thanks for your fast reply. I am not using any font menaging programs, and I also tried restarting the computer - it didnt help. I also noticed that if I select a text box and scroll down the font selection box in order to see how the text would look like, it shows the troublesome fonts as some default serif font, even though the fonts in question are sans serif. I will try and reinstall the affected fonts as a next step, I hope that will help.
I wasn't sure about my shut-down-and-restart suggestion, but I still think it might be a good idea to clear the font caches. Here are a couple links on clearing font caches for Windows and Adobe apps:
You might want to supplement this with some research of your own, then give it a try.
Did you clear both the system (Windows) font cache and the application (Adobe) font caches, following the instructions closely?
Other than that, I'm not sure what to suggest. How many fonts are affected? Do they work properly in other applications?