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Dave Cook
Ghost font
on Jul 31, 2015 at 6:38:21 am

I opened a file someone else had created long ago and it tells me:
""
Optima: Font not found on the system; missing font has been substituted.
""
It does not say what substitution font was used.

As luck would have it, in this file I actually like the substitution font better than Optima.

When I select some type and pull down the Font/Type menu I see a checkmark next to:

^Optima•^ (it's actually surrounded with angle brackets, but this forum doesn't allow those...)

with no TrueType or other symbol preceding it like other fonts have.

So what font is being used? How do I make use of it so I'm no longer told it's been substituted.

Thanks,
Dave

Illustrator CS5, Mac OS X 10.9.5.


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Vincent Rosati
Re: Ghost font
on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:16:17 am

When you have to reset fonts or see what fonts are registered in your file, go into Type > Find Font.

When you see the brackets around a font name, I think it means there is a conflict/duplicate font on your system.

Vince

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