I've downloaded a couple of fonts - Abelone and Playbox, but neither of the font colors or designs are showing up in Illustrator. They are just showing in all black/solid colors:

screenshot of Adobe Illustrator

They should show the colors as in the original designs:

screenshot of the font Playbox

screenshot of the font Abelone

I found the fonts on https://colorfontweek.fontself.com/2018#playbox. Any idea why the colors aren't showing up?

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    You should add your Illustrator version at the question, the selling site says clearly the fonts are for CC2018+.
    – user120647
    Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 18:19
  • Ah - I have 2017 - let me update. Commented Apr 23, 2019 at 18:21

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Updating to Adobe 2019 fixed the problem.

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