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To change the font style of all text layers, you can filter all Type Layers with Layer Filtering option (CS6+). You find it on the top of the Layers panel - [T] icon. Than just select all Layers that left in Layers panel and change font as you wish. Don't forget to turn off filtering when you're done - click on the red toggle button next to filters.


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OpenType technology doesn't allow randomness so ‘randomness’ must be simulated. OpenType ‘randomness’ can be simulated using groups of letters know as alternates. The idea that you could have 3 groups or more of the same letters that rotate; you’d expect to never see the same letter more than once in a word. Unfortunately due to letter combinations, ...


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The simplest and most direct way to do this is by using Type > Find Font.... Highlight the font that doesn't work and choose the replacement. If appropriate, check the "Redefine Style When Changing All" box. Click Change All. For a little more finesse, use the format tools in the Find/Change dialog. Don't type anything into the Find or Change to text ...


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Randomness is possible.* You just have to be really smart and really dedicated to make it happen. Serious programming chops required. Most of the very natural looking handwriting fonts you'll find use contextual alternates and complicated ligature substitution. This actually achieves a more natural result than randomization. Some great examples of consistent ...


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You can change the suffix of an .ai file to .txt then open it in any text editor. Within the text file there are declarations for fonts: <stFnt:fontName>SuperCoolFontNamedHere</stFnt:fontName> I can't speak for Fedora specifically, but surely there's a method to search text files.


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You could convert all of your type to outlines: Type > Create Outlines or Shift+Control/Option+O, rendering all of your text in actual vectors. This eliminates the need to embed or send along any type file, for they are no longer used to create the image. A better way would be to use a pdf file to send the document to your printer. These files are able ...


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Tavmjong Bah has implemented the font variants in Inkscape, see http://tavmjong.free.fr/blog/?p=1442. This will be available in the upcoming v0.92, but if you're impatient then you can try the development builds


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The way you authenticate a piece of software (a font is a piece of software) is you have a receipt of purchase and a license agreement on paper stored on file. Without these 2 options its nearly impossible to verify ownership. In case of digital stuff you still need to have a paper copy of the money transaction and the license key. Then the vendor can ...


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i think it is not possible with pre-installed software on both OS: Mac OS X and MS Windows, but with a third party application like: Suitcase (Win) / Suitcase Fusion (Mac) Font Explorer X there are more Applications, auto on/off fonts is possible with, can be found on the web …


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Do you own a licence for the fonts? If so, most foundries will let you redownload a fresh, unmodified file that you can be sure is authentic. ;)


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Some OpenType fonts have several designs for a particular character and randomly show one so the text looks more naturally handwritten. For example http://fontfeed.com/archives/upcoming-fontfont-mister-k-pro/


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Font managers like the two Chris mentions are really the key to this problem. They come with their own quirks and problems, but they do help. TypeDNA is an inexpensive tool ($50 for a license for two machines). It allows you to deactivate any fonts that aren't required by the system, browse your library, make groups of fonts and activate fonts permanently ...


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PDF is great as anyone can view it and it embeds the font within the file and digital printers shouldn't have any problem with it. You run into problems when anyone wants to edit the file in Illustrator again. The fonts are only embedded for viewing, not editing (licensing issues). With the right settings, PDF can pretty much replace AI completely for master ...


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No, you don't need and I don't think you can install both anyway, they usually get in conflict. You need to choose one. Which one you choose depends on what you need and prefer. OpenTypes are like an "improved" version of TrueTypes. If you're using an old Windows system, the OpenType might not work unless you tweak the registry. If you do web design and ...


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Fonts for SketchUp layout need to be either True Type (TTF) or Open Type (OTF), but it seems that for 3D text SketchUp only supports TTF (and not OTF). It seems like the Gotham package is usually sold in OTF, it's something worth checking just in case, but unless you have it in a different format you won't be able to use it for 3D. I don't think it's ...


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Not with CS6. Only with Illustrator CC. For Illustrator CS6 there are third party plug ins such as Scoop, or Art Files, which will collect links and fonts for you.


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I created script which can solve you problem. It is more handy if you have multiple fonts in single layer because traditional way replace all fonts in layer with one font. And Photoshop built-in missing fonts dialog shows only short unusable list of fonts and can't change fonts that are already installed in file system. 1) Select all layers. Menu: Select >...


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There are plenty of font management software solutions out there. I personally prefer Suitcase Fusion for individual but if you have a company I would suggest Universal Type Server. Both software are developed by Extensis. If you use Adobe you could use their Typekit. Also related: Font management tools for Mac What is a good free font management tool ...


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It depends on if the font file is created as one file with several variations or the variations are spread over several files. If it's the last alternative you would have to repack the font files into one single file, if you'd want them to show as a group in Ill. or PS. I recommend getting a font manager app and use it to browse fonts. Only install the fonts ...


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Suitcase Fusion 5 is a good all-around font management program, and plays well with both Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8. It also allows you to sort by font type (serif, slab, etc.); customize font sets, and preview font pairings. Suitcase also automatically activates plug-ins for professional applications like Adobe CS6 and Microsoft Office. ...


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I have tried both Font Matrix and Font Manager. These appear to be the only two that are easy acquire. While Font Manager is more stable, it is lacking in features and very limited in scope. Font Matrix is slightly better in this but has choked on me several times in a fresh install of Linux Mint. Still, I will stick with Font Matrix as the slightly more ...


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To get the fonts information form a PSD file you can use online tools if you can't or won't use Photoshop (or if you prefer using Gimp, that rasterizes PSD fonts). For example you can try out this html5 PSD font online extractor "Get PSD Fonts". It's a PSD font information extractor based on Melitingice Github project psd.js that does not require uploading ...


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Somebody posted a link to an article on font naming, but it was deleted. Here's the article. It actually does contain useful information for making sure font names are set correctly for display in Windows, though is probably a bit wordy. The relevant font names for Windows are the TTF Names table. The "Family" should be the same. The "Fullname" and "...


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One way or another you are going to have to store them locally. That's the only way the system is going to be able to use them. That doesn't mean they need to be active, that's what a good font manager is for (I'm a big fan of FontExplorer). If you have discreet sets of fonts that you can identify (clients, project types, styles), there might be another ...


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Since this question was asked over 9 years ago, I thought I would update with more current information. The current version of CC programs 2020 (vers 21.2.2) now has a built in sort in the font menu. They also have the ability to search for "similar" looking fonts by clicking on this symbol: ≈ I have not used it much yet, but it seems to work ...


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While a good idea on paper (riffing off of @WillAdams answer), there is little practicality or feasibility in compiling such a list, especially since licenses will change over time. Between Adobe and Monotype, there are at least 20k currently in circulation, and then there are the uncounted boutique type foundries pushing out new designs to consider. Given ...


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The Precision Type Font Reference Guide version 5.0 published in 1995 listed 13,000+ fonts --- even at that time, there were estimated to be over 20,000 designs. There hasn't been a single comprehensive list of all type designs since shortly after Gutenberg.


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Luc Devroye has the best list I've ever seen of "random" fonts. I remember reading his paper Random fonts for the simulation of handwriting several years ago and being fascinated. In fact, I was searching for that paper when I found this question. Some of the links are defunct, but you can find for example MyFont on the Wayback Machine. I have never ...


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