That is caused by the fact that those fonts are not supported in the Titler.
So, is this non supported situation for truetype fonts in the titler a fact of CS3 or an error? Is it solved somehow?
Because some other old premiere version can use those fonts in its titler.
Thanks a lot.
Are you referring to specific fonts or ALL truetype fonts?
All truetype fonts that i have installed in windows, are incorrectly visualize in Premiere Pro CS3.
If that includes Arial or Times Roman, it may be time to do a repair install or even a complete reinstall.
I still have CS3. Of the 630 fonts on my system, there may be as many as 80 that show the squares you are describing. None are the more popular fonts. Those with squares work fine in Word, for example. I don't know if this is a change or the way they've always been.
Are there any fonts that still work in the titler?
There was history of issues with fonts and the titler, but I don't think it was the problem you are experiencing.
Anyway, I agree with Harm. What you have is not normal for the titler.
No, not those ones that are classified as -Opentype Digital Signed Truetype Outline-.
The problem is with those that are classified only as TrueType.
There are quite a few TTFonts, that will not display in Titler, but certainly most will, or should.
The Isabelle and Isabella TTFonts (from several foundries) will not display, and that must be a problem with the way those font files are written. I have run across a few others, but not that many.
I agree, that if Arial and Times Roman do not display, something is very wrong with your setup. I would do a Repair Install, and test. I would also get the very latest video driver and install it. Once updated, check on Hardware Acceleration. If min, set to max - test. If set to max, try min - test. If you see improvement, then test by incrementing one notch at a time. Also check your OpenGL settings.
One note: Titler (both in PrPro and PrE) is about the most sensitive program, regarding fonts. Other Adobe programs, will work just fine, but one corrupt font will crash Titler. I am not talking about using that corrupt font, but just having it installed on the system. I use a utility, Font Doctor (Extensis), to correct any damaged font. The free FontFrenzy has that capability too, but as I use Extensis Suitcase to manage my fonts, I already have Font Doctor installed. Either can be very useful for either repairing a bad font, or pointing it out to you for Deleteion, and then replacement with a good version. Now, even with these, there will likely be some fonts that are not corrupt, but are just poorly written and will still not display.
This ARTICLE will give you some tips on corrupt fonts.