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Windows 7: Illustrator CS4 and Protected System Fonts

08 Feb 2009   #1

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Illustrator CS4 and Protected System Fonts

Hey there, I'm running into an issue with the Protected System Fonts. Basically what happens is when I scroll down my list of fonts in Illustrator it just stops going down after I reach certain fonts.

MS Outlook
MT Extra

Those are the fonts. Now in Type>Fonts menu, it usually shows a preview of all fonts, but for those it does not. Any one have ANY clue why it's not letting me access those fonts inside illustrator?


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09 Feb 2009   #2
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64

I use photoshop more than illustrator but I've run into this with Ps CS4. Try this:
Edit -> Preferences -> Type
uncheck Enable Missing Glyph Protection

The fonts you listed are non-Roman except MS Outlook, although it can handle non-Roman. The glyph protection thing lets you know Adobe will look for something close to that font if it's available, but in your case it's probably freaking out because it doesn't know what the hell to look for.

Hope that helps, sorry if it does not.
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09 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7

Ah you are a gentleman and a scholar! That worked like a charm!!
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18 Aug 2010   #4

windows 7 home, pro & ultimate

legend legend legend this issue has bugged me to no end, there i was blaming windows 7 how dare i

thanks travis
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23 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Sorry for bumping up this old thread, but I am so overwhelmed after it solved this bugging age-old issue, that I must have to put a 'thank you' note to Travis.

Thank you, ColonelTravis
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