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Under XP the fonts should be in
C:/Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Fonts, regardless of where CS was installed. I don't recall if installing the fonts was an installion option. They should be available when running Adode programs without any further action. To use them in other, non-CS programs, they need to be installed in the system font folder (using the Fonts control panel).
Tom and Neil
thank you for your replies.
I have had another go at the fonts folder in CS, indesign/ fonts folder.
I have managed to successfully install a TT (true type?) font file into the indesign fonts file (my faithful Futura!) which is working for me in indesign. The other files I still cannot install, but I see they are not TT font files.
Am I correct in thinking my CS for windows XP only accepts TT font files? If this is so, that is why I cannot load the other fonts I am wanting.
So.... if this is the case, if one wants a font installed like the "blur" family, do I have to purchase an expensive TT font file or can I obtain these fonts through the adobe CS which I own?
Thank you... I badly needed futura in there so feel I have made a start..........
yours in graphic design....
>Am I correct in thinking my CS for windows XP only accepts TT font files?
No; that is absolutely incorrect. You should be able to use any OpenType and/or PostScript Type 1 fonts for Windows as well.
The only fonts you cannot use would be those Type 1 specifically coded for another platform like the Macintosh.
TrueType versions of fonts (with only a handful of very specific exceptions) are NOT Adobe fonts. And they would not be bundled with your CS product. They can be installed alongside Type 1 and OpenType fonts, as long as you do not have multiple fonts with the exact same name.
In addition to the above posts, I would strongly recommend that you do some reading on font installation and activation for the Windows XP platform, so that all of your fonts can be accessed in any application you have.
Adobe products can use whatever fonts you have installed on your system. There
isn't any need to install fonts into "the indesign/fonts folder". Just install
fonts into windows, and all of your programs, including Adobe's, will have
access to them. Assuming that you're on some flavor of Windows XP, this will
include Type 1 (Postscript) fonts, OpenType fonts, and TrueType fonts.
To install additional fonts in windows,
Start / Settings / Control Panel / Fonts
Then, from the FILE menu, "Install new fonts"
It's possible that if you didn't install all of the Suite's applications, that
you then it didn't install all of the bundled fonts. (Neil? Tom?). Either way,
the 34 fonts comprising Garamond Premium Pro are NOT physically bundled with the
suite, but are only available as a download after you register the product.
The Adobe products, when installed, install bundled fonts into unique Adobe
directories. The actual location varies with the product, and possibly with the
version of the product, but they're usually in either an application sub-folder
or in a common folder such as c:\program files\common files\adobe\fonts.
This makes them INaccessible to other applications. In my opinion, they should
all be re-installed in the standard Windows manner.
>It's possible that if you didn't install all of the Suite's applications, that
you then it didn't install all of the bundled fonts. (Neil? Tom?)
I'll defer to Thomas on this one. It's been awhile since I installed the complete CS product (Macintosh). And I had no problem including the bundled fonts with my other installed fonts. But the specifics evade me, now...
Personally (and regardless of platform), I'm not a fan of specific install locations for some fonts just to make them easily accessable to Adobe products. With the exception of system-required fonts, I want ALL my non-application-specific fonts placed in an organized system of folders that I create, which I access to activate and deactivate via a decent font manager.
Thank you for your help Tom and Neil.
I have managed to install Futura as a "True Type" font.
Am I correct in thinking True Type fonts are the only file types I can install?
Thanks again, I appreciate your help.
Christine.<br /><br />Absolutely, positively, ununequivocally, most assuredly, without reservation, not true. <vbg> Macintosh or Windows.<br /><br />Your choice: TrueType, OpenType, PostScript Type 1...you can mix and match as you please. Just make sure that you do not have multiple fonts installed with the exact same font name.<br /><br />With a very few narrow exceptions, all of Adobe's font releases have been (originally) PostScript Type 1 (single and multiple masters) and (now) OpenType.<br /><br />Neil
Every time I upload a word document with Arabic fonts in it, Indesign inverts all the Arabic characters. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to get the Arabic font with Indesign? Thanks much
Please repost this in the InDesign forum. Also, for a new topic, please don't tag onto an old, irrelevant thread.
Do we have an updated font list for CS3 that we can substitute for this one as a new topic?
I do, and I posted it, and tried to make it permanent, but somehow it got scrolled off the forum....
Thanks. If you have the link handy, give the topic a value of, say, 1000 or more, and that should float it up somewhere near the top. Or I can make it sticky if need be.