I've come across a strange issue with the Lato font. It seems to be rendering very strangely, but only when you're zoomed in close or if the font is large.

Here is a screenshot of the font in illustrator when zoomed out

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And here i have zoomed in to 100%

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If i enter outline view using Command+Y, the error isn't there

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Unless of course i Create Outlines (Shift+Command+O)

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I've re downloaded the font and I'm still getting the same issue. Seems to be an adobe issue as I'm having no trouble with the font in Word for example.

Might be a long shot but I'd like to know if anyone has come across anything similar, and if so what did you do?

Any help appreciated.

  • Is this font freely available, so we can see for ourselves, or is it commercial (and if so, do you have a license)?
    – Jongware
    Feb 25 '16 at 20:29
  • @RadLexus Lato is a pretty nice font that you can download from google fonts. So yes, it's free. I have it, I use it and NEVER encountered this, even now while doing the same thing as the OP.
    – Alin
    Feb 26 '16 at 7:48
  • so what happens if you zoom out and create outlines? or maybe use a bigger font size?
    – Luciano
    Apr 21 '16 at 11:53
  • It doesn't seem to matter what zoom level i'm at, the error still occurs after outlining. The only time the error does not display is before outlining and when i'm zoomed out beyond 100%. Apr 22 '16 at 10:02

I was having the same issue and when I investigated my fonts it notes that the version I had installed was for web only. I found a desktop version of the font and now I can convert the text to outlines without any issues. I hope this helps

Here is a link to where I downloaded the font. http://www.latofonts.com/

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