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In designer i have noticed when selecting fonts for editing , the selection doesn't show on various fonts. Some do and some don't. So you are guessing as to what is selected.

Gary

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Examples?


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@chris_k @walt.farrell

sorry about the delay ..here are to examples..i have text selected on both screens...where you can see the type selected..its ARIAL font.

The other you cannot see its highlighted , but it is ..the font is AMTYPEWRITER mdITC. But his happens with other fonts as well...about 10 so far. Its really annoying.

any thoughts?

Gary

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I have no thoughts other than possibly something unusual (or broken) in those specific fonts that's somehow affecting Designer.

Possibly someone on the Serif team will know.


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Hard to show something is actually selected when it doesn't show in a screen shot! All I can see is the frame is selected.

I think you will need to supply that file that demonstrates the issue, along with the font that is affected. 

Is the typewriter font a Type 1 font by any chance? And if so, are there two files for it installed?

I have the ITC American Typewriter Std family. But they are listed in AD differently. And do work properly.

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4 hours ago, MikeW said:

Hard to show something is actually selected when it doesn't show in a screen shot! All I can see is the frame is selected.

I think you will need to supply that file that demonstrates the issue, along with the font that is affected. 

Is the typewriter font a Type 1 font by any chance? And if so, are there two files for it installed?

I have the ITC American Typewriter Std family. But they are listed in AD differently. And do work properly.

Thats the point..its is selected..and yes its very hard to work when you cannot see a selection. 

This happens with about 10 different fonts i have found.

No other programs have issues with these fonts. 

 

Gary

 

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I understand that's the point. I myself haven't faced the issue, Serif evidently hasn't faced the issue, and if you want Serif to see the problem they are going to need at least a sample file like you show above and the font to even attempt to produce it.

It may not even be font related. But if it is then they need the font you are using for the above sample and a test file it happens in.

But again, what type of font is the one above?

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10 minutes ago, MikeW said:

I understand that's the point. I myself haven't faced the issue, Serif evidently hasn't faced the issue, and if you want Serif to see the problem they are going to need at least a sample file like you show above and the font to even attempt to produce it.

It may not even be font related. But if it is then they need the font you are using for the above sample and a test file it happens in.

But again, what type of font is the one above?

I have this listed in my post. The first image shows how ARIAL selects fine.

The second image shows AMTYPEWRITER mdITC and is also selected, but not showing..

Gary

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I'll leave this thread after...

It does Serif absolutely no good posting just screen shots.

They will need a copy of that exact font and it would be good to include an AD file that does this.

My versions of that font do not do what you describe. No fonts I have do what you describe. No files I have ever created do that with any of my fonts nor the fonts I have received from other users.

If you want Serif to investigate this they need the font you show and a file as created on your system.

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