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Glyph Browser doesn't support all Fonts

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with certain fonts, the Glyph Browser in Affinity Designer doesn't display anytime, but stays empty (e.g. with "Double Digits", "European Pi"). 
It seems that the Glyph browser ha a problem with symbol fonts. 

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The fonts in that zip archive don’t have filename extensions.

 


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.2.174 • Designer for iPad 1.8.2.4 • iPadOS 13.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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so in general, Affinity only supports fonts with file name extensions?
The same font files work perfectly with Font Explorer, Adobe ID etc …

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I just double checked this: I wasn't able to find any PS font an my Mac that is supported by the glyphs browser in Affinity. OTF is supported, however.
i can't tell if the lack of filename extension is  the reason  for that, since all PS I checked doesn't have a filename extension.
(However, I haven't checked all fonts on my Mac, I stopped after a couple of PS fonts with the same result.)

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Hi jlo, 

The font files you've attached are Mac PostScript fonts which are not cross-compatible with Windows, this is why Alfred gets no extension on Windows and they also extract as 0kb files (except the files inside the _MACOSX folder). 

As you've pointed out the actual issue is that the Glyph Browser is failing to show the glyphs for any PostScript font. I'll get this passed onto development.

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3 minutes ago, Sean P said:

The font files you've attached are Mac PostScript fonts which are not cross-compatible with Windows, this is why Alfred gets no extension on Windows and they also extract as 0kb files (except the files inside the _MACOSX folder).

Thanks for the explanation, Sean. I actually unzipped the archive on my iPad (but the files are still 0 KB and have no extension, of course).


Alfred online2long.gif
Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.2.174 • Designer for iPad 1.8.2.4 • iPadOS 13.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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Just to give an idea...

DIN = PostScript Font.

Visible in InDesign CC.

Invisible in Affinity Publisher.

Activation shown in FontExplorer Pro.

Would be nice if PostScript Fonts are supported as – I guess – many of us still have those.

 

Dear regards and keep the great work.

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