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typekit fonts listed but not usable

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I have found with Adobe typekit, fonts are advertised to work with all desktop softwares, and do so with microsoft word and co. However they appear in the font list for PDN but arent usable

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Is this to with PDN or Typekit? 

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Hi @Sand

 

Go to the Fonts folder on your OS - navigate to the Fonts in question, which will probably be UN-highlited.  Right click on the font and choose Show.

 

EDIT:  After I posted I went to Adobe Typekit and downloaded a font.  It was downloaded via Cloud straight into Word, but there is NO sign of the font in the Fonts folder.  A mystery indeed :roll: .

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If DirectWrite can't use them, then Paint.NET can't use them.

 

Are these fonts that I can download for free somewhere? Maybe I can forward them to the DirectWrite team at Microsoft.

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Adobe typekit fonts are a subscription service yes? I suspect that they are served up by the cloud and not actually installed on your system like a traditional font. This is the only way I think they could stop you using them once your subscription ends.

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As far as i know:

Fonts downloaded from typekit aren't saved into the windows font folder, however they are saved locally somewhere as they are usable offline, just not as identifiable TTFs or OTFs. And with some fudgery the individual font files can be created from what's saved around places

There is a trial available for Creative Cloud which would include typekit, and i believe it would house these fonts for the trial - https://typekit.com/fonts?collection=trial

 

After scanning through the Typekit Blog i saw mentions of DirectWrite in relation to web browsers but nothing more closely resembling this situation so i cant say for sure whether DirectWrite can use them in a desktop use case

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