I installed a font. It showed up both in Font Book and Photoshop. But not Illustrator. Why? But yet this says not installed.enter image description here

  • Now it shows up in Illustrator, but doesn't work so now I am more baffled. I had completely quit Illustrator to see if it showed up when I restarted and it did. – Elizabeth Hart Feb 18 '17 at 21:46
  • It has gone from saying it isn't installed to saying it is. So, why won't it work? – Elizabeth Hart Feb 18 '17 at 21:51
  • Ok, please it isn't just this font but others as well. So what is going on please? I am trying to work on something for my brother and it is slightly aggravating not to have your fonts working properly. – Elizabeth Hart Feb 18 '17 at 23:00
  • All I know is that font files in the Fonts folder (in windows) will be available in illustrator immediately, or after a computer restart. – Webster Feb 19 '17 at 0:38
  • The font's name shows up in Illustrator, but when you try and use it you get defaulted to Myrid Pro. : ( – Elizabeth Hart Feb 19 '17 at 1:16

The problem turned out to be that this font pictured above, "anchors away" only included the characters shown, 26 capital letters and 10 numerals. The lowercase letters were not assigned characters so when used they defaulted to system font.

The solution was to type in caps. This problem was really caused by an improperly formatted font file. Capital fonts that I've used place a capitol when typing a lowercaee letter.

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