Many free fonts downloaded from the web are crap.
Use one of the fonts which come with InDesign.
We make lots of family-cards, for births and marriages, and sometimes people want a specific font, only available from the internets... And many of these fonts can cause issues when exporting or printing. What I do is create a layer with the fonts converted to outlines, this works for those pesky font-issues
I keep the 'original' layer for changes later of course, I hide this layer so I will not get included in the PDF.
I printed the document as PDF file.
the problem appears when i e mail the document. the font i used is changed to a diffrent font on the other person computer.
what can i do to avoid this font change when e mailing the document?
Regardless of whether the font was free or not, and of the quality of that font, the problem here is in how the PDF was created -- printed rather than exported -- and a failure to embed the font. InDesign automatically embeds all non-protected fonts when exporting, but not when printing/distilling PDF. That doesn't guarantee that exporting will solve the problem -- some free fonts are restrivted and cannot be embedded, but most fonts from reputable foundaries will work fine.