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Why I can't get Glyphen in my font (they are available in InDesign on the same computer)

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Nothing shows up in my glyph browser, even though the glyphs are supposed to be available. In InDesign, they are displayed flawlessly on the same machine. Since apparently the special spaces like the number space also run through it, I can't insert this one, for example. The symbol is displayed, but not inserted. Can anyone help me with this?

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What font are you using? Can you give us a screenshot of what you see?

-- Walt

Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 22H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 
Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 22H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
        Affinity Photo 1.10.6 (.1665) and 2.2.0 and 2.2.0. beta/ Affinity Designer 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.2.0  and 2.2.0 beta / Affinity Publisher 1.10.6 (.1665)  and 2.2.0  and 2.2.0 beta
iPad Pro M1, 12.9", iPadOS 16.7, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard

      Affinity Photo 1.10.7 and 2.2.0 and 2.2.0 beta/ Affinity Designer 1.10.7 and 2.2.0 and 2.2.0 beta/ Affinity Publisher 2.2.0 and 2.2.0 beta

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This is quite odd.
In the Std and Pro newer versions of this font the Light is in a style group with the Bold, but it does not display like this in the Glyph Browser.
Is this an old Type 1 font?
Do any of the Univers fonts appear in the Glyph Browser?
IIRC with Type 1 fonts the glyphs do not appear.

What version is this Univers font family?
Univers LT Std v1.029 family and styles do not display like this in the Glyph Browser.
And the glyphs show fine.

Regarding Photina MT - not sure what issue your image is supposed to show.
Photina MT may be really old conversion fonts (and may be badly configured).
The newer OTF releases are named Photina MT Std and Pro.


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4 minutes ago, thomaso said:

Affinity has known problems with Postscript Type 1 fonts.

Adobe has disabled support for authoring with Type 1 fonts.


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 2 for Windows • Windows 10 Home/Pro
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54 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Adobe has

Serif has not 😉 … if I understand this correctly (and did not miss a newer info):

Concerning Type 1 fonts there was this comment in 2020 and that in 2021, not really indicating an end of Type 1 in Affinity, let alone a date:



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