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How do I troubleshoot a display or system font in Illustrator

Apr 23, 2013 10:18 AM

Tags: #font_display_problems

I think I am having trouble with how a certain system font displays in Illustrator. I am not sure which font it is. Can someone explain why I am getting a swatch list that looks like this:


Mystery Font Image in Illustrator.jpg


All these "mystery" swatches are associated with a piece of artwork that was obtained from a stock image website.

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    Apr 23, 2013 10:30 AM   in reply to VisibleDesignLLC

    I have seen this in EPS files in the past. Old EPS files. Without anything selected, I just changed the names. Looks like they are Pantone names that got munged up.


    Take care, Mike

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    Apr 23, 2013 12:27 PM   in reply to VisibleDesignLLC

    The font looks fine for your palette, you have just encountered some swatches from someone using a OS different than English. Just use the command to select unused colors adn delte, or change the names if they are used. If the colros keep coming back look into a post deleted global colors, as that incremental numbering naming convention looks similar to that.

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    Apr 24, 2013 7:27 AM   in reply to VisibleDesignLLC

    This merely looks like someoen used a Thai font, but with Western encoding and the characters display differently on a western system. Nothing serious. Simply renaming the swatches will work just fine as would replacing the swatches from a local color book...



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