Font weights appearing out of order in CS4 programs

Nikabrik's picture

I purchased Heroic Condensed the other day, and installed it with Suitcase Fusion 3. For some reason, when I go to use the font in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop, the weights are listed like this:

Black Oblique
Bold Oblique
Heavy Oblique
Regular Oblique
Book Oblique
Light Oblique
Medium Oblique
Thin Oblique

And that's just confusing. How can I get them to display from Thin to Black Oblique? Or at the very least, keep the weights next to their obliques, or list the weights alphabetically.


J Weltin's picture

Have you tried to contact the foundry or the designer where you purchased the font? This might be a font naming problem.

Nikabrik's picture

No, I haven't, I thought the problem must be on my end.

On a similar note, I bought a family of three fonts (The Strangelove Next family from Veer) and they show up as three separate entries, rather than one family with three weights. Any idea if I can fix that or again, do I have to contact the foundry/distributor?

Nick Shinn's picture

It looks like the Heroic foundry has not included numeric values for fonts weights in the font specs, with the result that the application sorts them alphabetically, roman first, then italic.

Nikabrik's picture

The funny thing is that it's not even alphabetical... it's got

Regular Oblique

and then later

Thin Oblique

not to mention the obliques being all over the place.

I've e-mailed MyFonts, but I suppose I'll have to contact TypeTrust / Silas Dilworth directly and try to get an updated file. Is this a common problem with buying fonts outside of the usual Adobe packages? I've only purchased about 7-8 families, and I've had issues like this with a couple now.

Nikabrik's picture

Both MyFonts and Silas have responded to me, so you can consider me a very pleased customer. Now to Veer to check on the Strangelove font issue!

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