Fonts displaying strangely in Adobe programs

Adam C's picture

Hi,

Apologies if this question has been asked before, I tried searching but could not seem to find any relevant threads...

I'm not sure if this is necessarily a hinting question or not, but I did not know how else to describe it...

I have created a typeface in fontlab and exported it as a ttf without any hinting as I just wanted to use the font at large sizes in print. However, when I have been using the font in Illustrator and InDesign there is a very fine line from the font being legible on screen to it previewing strangely (see pic).
At first i thought it was just because I hadn't hinted the font, but then I noticed that in fontbook I can view it at quite a small size.

I was wondering if there might be some simple way to fix this when exporting in fontlab,
I tried autohinting but this did not seem to make a difference. I have created other fonts without hinting them that have worked fine, so was just a little curious as to why it was happening this time.

Again, sorry if this question has been asked a thousand times, if it has and someone could direct me to another thread I would greatly appreciate your help.

Cheers,
Adam

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Try clearing the Adobe fontcaches (eg with Onyx for Mac). Restart necessary.

Adam C's picture

Hi Bert,

Thanks for your suggestion, I just cleared the fontcache with Terminal and also FontNuke but unfortunately this has not fixed the problem.

I will keep googling and searching typophile!

cheers,
Adam

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Adam, there are several kinds of font caches. Maybe you have only cleared the system and user related ones. To clear the Adobe fontcaches use the app I recommended (Onyx) or follow the instructions in this doc under item 10:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/327/327791.html

Adam C's picture

Hi Bert, thanks for your help. I tried with Onyx and using those instructions, unfortunately it did not fix the problem. Thanks anyway, I will keep searching.

Cheers,
Adam

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