chinese traditional fonts not appearing on adobe illustrator/photoshop cs4

kimberIy's picture

good evening, i'm new to this forum.

i have a bunch of chinese traditional and simplified fonts given to me by a designer while i was with my ex-company and i didn't install them till now. i am on windows xp and have adobe illustrator/photoshop cs4 as well as microsoft office programs. both chinese traditional and simplified fonts appears on microsoft office programs but on adobe illustrator/photoshop, only the simplified versions are showing.

the characters i want to use is showing on other original fonts already in the pc. i have tried googling for help but it seems futile.

i have uploaded a font that i would really like to use [linked removed by the moderator].

please help if you can! thank you very much!


David W. Goodrich's picture

Posting other peoples' fonts is generally frowned on around here. That said, the TTF file seems to be blocked:

You might have better luck with a legal copy.


Theunis de Jong's picture

The blockage has nothing to do with the font source -- well, almost nothing. It's a default warning for any "downloaded content".

It seems to me this font doesn't really comply to accepted font standards -- the Windows Font Property Viewer can't find any of character/unicode info, version, creation date/time, font face and family name, copyright, or anything. However, checking with more advanced (cough) software reveals at least some of this information, as I noticed its default name consists of Chinese characters. Its "PostScript Name" is shown as "By JOSSQ-DMF in BeiJing", which is definitely a 'what-the-h*!?' (PostScript names do not allow spaces).

All of this may, or may not, be the problem.

lunde's picture

I was under the impression that spaces in PostScript font names were more WTF than WTH... :-)

But yes, that is likely the problem.

Dr. Ken Lunde
Senior Computer Scientist, CJKV Type Development
Adobe Systems Incorporated

jwchen's picture

older version of Chinese ttf fonts doesn't play well after photoshop 6/illustrator 7.

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