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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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I believe this is what you're after. I've always thought it a strange practice but, Adobe has provided it's own fonts directory going back a long way. Windows Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Fonts Mac OS Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts I believe some font managers also allow you to activate a set of fonts based on application. -- update -- ...


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RoboFont is a great software (mac only) for font editing on so many levels. It also does what you're looking for: allows you to open individual files and edit their font info and then resave in whatever format you need. I recently had to do exactly what you're asking with my copy of Gotham which was installing as individual files and not as a family. http://...


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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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The Macintosh version of Illustrator won't do this. It's been requested for literally years that they fix it, but it's still not fixed. It works fine in Windows Illustrator and Win/Mac Photoshop. But you just can't do it on a Mac with Illustrator. Keep your fingers crossed that they might actually fix it with the next release. UPDATE Adobe Illustrator CS6 ...


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I just combined the Nexa fonts into one Font Family on my my Macbook Pro running OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion). The UI looks old (and not retina), but it worked. $ brew install fontforge --with-x $ brew linkapps $ fontforge Edit the Font Open the file and goto Element > Font Info. Under PS Names, change the Font Family to the common name you want. Leave ...


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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 ...


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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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I'm not able to test this on a Mac, and the Windows version is too flakey and crash-prone to test, but this should work: Install FontForge (open source font editor) Load up the fonts which aren't falling into the same group. An example free font that doesn't fully group for experimentation is Aller, where Aller Light/Light Italic and Aller Display don't ...


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Illustrator and pretty much 99.99% of all programs that aren't font managers simply use the OS's list of installed/active fonts. If they didn't, you'd need to install & activate fonts in 50 different places to accommodate 50 different programs. It would get quite messy. A professional font manager will however let you organize your fonts either by ...


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"but I still have over 800 fonts" Think like a craftsman. Consider yourself a fine woodworker. You need tools. You may have saws for cutting. Should you have 800 of them lying around? Likely no, as that would be expensive, and overkill and just trying to organize 800 saws would be a nightmare. You'll likely have a few cross-cut saws, a few ripping saws, ...


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I don't use it as a primary Font Manager (I use Linotype FontExplorer), but TypeDNA has a lot of features which will allow you to filter through the fonts on your system. I use it all the time for this purpose. You can filter by serif/sans-serif, symbol/non-symbol, weight, obliqueness and several other attributes. They have a free unrestricted trial http://...


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There's font-manager which is available for most linux distributions shipping with Gnome. It isn't installed by default but should be available to install through the package management system.


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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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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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I'm unsure about the goodness, but Fontmatrix is a free & open–source font manager that is available to Linux (as well as to Windows & OS X). Its searching and font comparison tools seem to be comprehensive. The UI may be a bit rough on the edges and development isn't exactly rapid (last update 1½ years ago), but at least the price is right! ...


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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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Illustrator doesn't have an analog to InDesign's Package feature, so collecting (packaging) the fonts used in a document has to be done by scripting. There is a packaging script written for AI CS2 that will work at least as far as CS4 (single art board), which might do the trick. Otherwise, your best bet would be to ask on the Adobe Illustrator Scripting ...


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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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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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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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FontAgent Pro from insidersoftware.com is an excellent font management application which will do all you ask. There are others - Suitcase, FontExplorer, etc. But I simply prefer FontAgent Pro. You can use the Apple-installed FontBook as well, although it's a tad limited. And on the Mac, simply highlighting a font file in the Finder and hitting the Space ...


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Font management software is worth paying for because it helps organize your font collection and most applications help with managing system fonts (activate and deactivate fonts in the Windows system fonts "folder"). I recommend Suitcase Fusion by Extensis from my experience. Their latest version includes panels in CS5/6 for just-in-time activating fonts ...


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First thing you can do is a manual cleanup. Use the list of windows' standard fonts for different versions of the os, and just erase the extra ones: http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/appendix/fonts.htm (by the way, Helvetica is not part of the pack so you probably got it from somewhwere else). If you have the original os, then there's no need to buy ...


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You don't have "odd spaces." You have non-Roman alphabets trying to display in WYSIWYG. The bracketed fonts are either not available to Illustrator because they're the wrong type, or they are the name of the font which can't display properly. If you want to remove them, you either have to take them out of your Fonts folder or use a font management utility ...


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What program are you using? Because in Photoshop (maybe other Adobe programs as well, I'm not too sure), you highlight your text, click inside the font chooser box and then whilst your text is still highlight (don't click anything at this point) put your mouse anywhere you want on the page and use the scroll bar and it will roll through all the fonts, whilst ...


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