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I am excited by the extended OpenType typography features, but I can't seem to use any of my treasured Adobe Type 1 fonts.
Must I convert these fonts to TrueType to use them with the software?

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Type 1 is much older than OpenType. Do you have any particular reason to think that your Type 1 Fonts include OpenType features? :/


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I do NOT think my Type 1 fonts include OpenType features. I would just like to use some of them in my designs.
I DO have a couple of Type 1 Multiple Master fonts that have similar features as OpenType Variable fonts but these Multiple Master fonts won't work with the software at all.

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15 minutes ago, leeeoooooo said:

I do NOT think my Type 1 fonts include OpenType features. I would just like to use some of them in my designs.

Thanks for the clarification! I thought you were linking the two things when you wrote

2 hours ago, leeeoooooo said:

I am excited by the extended OpenType typography features, but I can't seem to use any of my treasured Adobe Type 1 fonts.

 


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I AM excited by the extensive OpenType typography features, but I'm surprised by the lack of support for Adobe Type 1 fonts.
I see that the old TrueType fonts are well supported.
OpenType fonts enclose either a TrueType font or an Adobe Type 1 font.

This is why I'm baffled about the lack of support for Adobe Type 1 fonts.

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I'm just getting started with Affinity on my MacBook Pro (Mojave).

I first noticed the glyphs not showing up in the glyph panel in the Publisher beta v.1.7.0 Just to confirm I checked the glyph panel in Designer v.1.6.1 Might this just be a quirk of the glyph panels? It was the Adobe Woodtype fonts I first saw this with.

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In the Glyph Viewer make sure you don't have anything typed in the search bar.

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After some actual experimentation, I have found that Affinity Designer does indeed support my old Adobe Type 1 fonts just as I would expect. Even the instances we have created from our Tekton MM Multiple Master font work well, but they do not show in the glyph viewer.

What I saw originally IS (apparently) a quirk of the glyph viewer. No, nothing in the search bar.

It shows my newer OpenType Adobe Caslon Pro just fine but shows absolutely nothing when I select my extensive family of Type 1 Adobe Caslon from the viewer's font menu where it sits just above the Adobe Caslon Pro.

I'm delighted I can indeed use all my favorite fonts. I look forward to an update to the glyph viewer.

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