0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2015 11:19 AM by Fred Hageneder

    CS6 problems with using Zapf Dingbats font

    Fred Hageneder

      The same font file works perfectly in QXpress (9.5.3) but not in Illustrator (16.0.0) and even less signs show in InDesign (8.0).

      I work in Mac OS 10.6.8.


      My old ITC Zapf Dingbats was a PS Type 1 font from the last century, version 001.001. (I have not used Dingbats in InDesign yet. I dug up QuarkXPress again today to check and all dingbats work fine there while) InDesign only displays half of them. Then I bought an OTF (Version 2.066;PS 005.000;hotconv 1.0.67;makeotf.lib2.5.33168) of this font today and installed it – with worse results: next to none display in ID.

      (I test with a font size of 18 pt.)


      I can reach all dingbats via the Glyphs command though, but that's not the idea, is it? They should be under the keys for quick access!


      Might have something to do with InDesign's font substitution settings but I don't know where to access them.


      (There was a similar question – https://forums.adobe.com/message/1280829#1280829 – but that was over six years ago. I hope there is a smarter solution by now…)