8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2016 1:52 AM by PekkaSteele

# Font in brackets

I cannot get a font to show up in a document. I've tried using Suitcase Fusion, Fontbook, and even dropping the font into the font folder of InDesign. I want to replace Trajan with Trajan Regular and Trajan Bold Bold with Trajan bold. You can see the fonts are active in Suitcase Fusion in the screen shot but in the Replace With Font Family dropdown Trajan appears in brackets and the only Font Style showing is Regular. It won't allow me to replace it with this typeface. What do the brackets mean? I've seen this happen to other documents. I'm using InDesign CC 2015 version 11.3.0.34 and Suitcase Fusion 17.3.2.

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A font indicated within brackets means the font is missing.

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The brackets mean it's missing.

Type 1 fonts are quite troublesome at times.

Have you looked to see if there are two Trajan entries in the font list? Did you make sure to copy both the PFM and PFB files into the fonts folder?

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Can you hit the pop-up for Replace with: Font Family: and take another screen shot so we can see what appears above and below the missing [Trajan Pro]?

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I don't see how it can be missing. It shows up in the menu. If I replace the Trajan with Avenir and the Trajan Bold with Avenir Medium and save the document, I can then reopen the document and replace Avenir with Trajan and Avenir Medium with Trajan Bold no problem so the font is there.

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Here's a screenshot with the font before and after.

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Yes, I have Trajan Pro and I made sure it was deactivated.

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Hi Bob, yes. I made sure the screen and printer fonts were there. As I said, I can replace with something else, save, reopen and then swap out the font that was originally in brackets. I just would like to avoid these extra two steps if possible. These are book covers and I have to proof carefully to make sure no lines turned incorrectly by swapping twice.

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I had the same problem right now and found a solution for me at least. There is a font folder also in adobe\Adobe InDesign CC 2014\Fonts and it contained some fonts that was, in mt case News Gothic OTF, and I neede News Gothic TT that I had in the Windows\Fonts folder, what I did was, remove all fonts from the Adobe fonts folder, and it worked! Seems like if you have something there it overrides what you have in the windows\fonts.