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I have just looked at the V2.5.3 Release Notes, and they have finally stopped support for Type 1 (Postscript) Fonts
Type 1 fonts came about in 1985 but by 1991 had been surpassed by other formats such as TrueType and their use has been dwindeling for the last 30 years. Adobe stopped supporting them in 2021, and they invented Type 1 fonts!   

So if you are loading any documents after updating to V2.5.3 and it says "missing fonts"  this might be why.

There is no going back, you will have to find a TrueType or OFT replacement. 

 

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17 minutes ago, Chills said:

I have just looked at the V2.5.3 Release Notes, and they have finally stopped support for Type 1 (Postscript) Fonts

The Release Notes for 2.5.3 do not say that.

They report that a particular bug ("Type 1 fonts no longer appear listed [AF-3366]" which affected Windows users has been fixed.

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9 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

The Release Notes for 2.5.3 do not say that.

They report that a particular bug ("Type 1 fonts no longer appear listed [AF-3366]" which affected Windows users has been fixed.

Good point, but they are stopping support for Type 1 fonts.  
I went through and checked my PC the other day and no type 1 fonts.
I did have a CD of 1000's of fonts "somewhere" but that is lost in the mist somewhere.
 

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19 minutes ago, Chills said:

but they are stopping support for Type 1 fonts.  

Yes, but "they" is not yet the Affinity applications :)

It ("they") is, perhaps, Adobe and/or Apple and/or Microsoft or someone else.

 

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6 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

It ("they") is, perhaps, Adobe and/or Apple and/or Microsoft or someone else.

Adobe definitely; did not check about the others.

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8 hours ago, R C-R said:

Adobe definitely; did not check about the others.


In another thread, Dan C an Affinity staff members said As I understand it, the Affinity apps rely on the operating system for supporting Type1 fonts  

Adobe has stopped supporting type 1 as has Apple in MacOS as from Ventura and it seems Microsoft is following suite having dropped support in new versions of MS Office.

You can argue semantics and split hairs, but Type 1 fonts are going, and it is probably time to transition any old documents now rather than when it is "very urgent"

 

 



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