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Arial Narrow Font Issue

Jul 11, 2013 7:20 AM

Tags: #font #arial #narrow

I'm working with Windows XP and Illustrator CS5. The font Arial Narrow displays condensed. None of the other Arial faces show any problems. Just Arial Narrow. I have tried deleting the font list from Illustrator with no luck. I tried to remove the font to replace it with another Arial font. The system won't allow it. Some how the metrics of just the Arial Narrow font have been currupted. Is there anyone who has had this problem, or is there a cure. Strange.

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    Jul 11, 2013 8:01 AM   in reply to Mojorocker1964

    Since arial narrow is a condensed font, without a screenshot I am guess ing that you are saying the font is coming up more condensed than it should be.


    How does the preview look outside of illustrator? What version or arial narrow do you have, I recommend one of the newer opentype versions.


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    Jul 11, 2013 10:20 AM   in reply to Mojorocker1964

    Have you tried restarting, and hate to ask but did you checked for no horizontal scaling on type.


    Clean your font cacahe on PC


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    Jul 12, 2013 6:29 AM   in reply to Mojorocker1964

    I believe the .lst font files only exist on mac, and the PC .lst file are some MS office format.


    Have not used amp font viewer as I have suitcase on my Win machine, but try closing all unnecesary fonts, especially arial narrow. I do remember an ID conflict with one of the olders versions of Helvetica Neu with arial.


    Did this used to work before and is something that started up recently, you may want to look into what new installs you had, search through and kill your processes one by one, or do a system restore.


    Finally I would look at your copy of arial bold, and disbale that and install and opentype version. The newer opentype version will probably use one fo the newer FOND IDs adn you will have access to more characters and be crossplatfrom. If you cannot disbale arial bold, then it is the version that is one of the sytem core fonts, and you can try repairing your windows install which may replace that.


    You may have a bad sector, run checkdisk

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