Issue

After activating Kozuka Gothic Pr6N B and Kozuka Gothic Pr6N R fonts from Adobe Fonts, you observe one or more of the following issues when using these fonts in Photoshop:

  • Discretionary Ligatures don't work when you choose Kozuka Gothic Pr6N R or Kozuka Gothic Pr6N B font with Faux Italic or Faux Bold option turned ON in the Character panel.
  • When you open document with Discretionary Ligatures, Photoshop displays a dialog prompting you to update the text layers. If you choose to update the text layer, the horizontal ligature turns into two glyphs and the vertical ligature is displayed as empty square (tofu box).
  • Glyphs of Kozuka Gothic Pr6N R and Kozuka Gothic Pr6N B fonts are displayed incorrectly or displayed as empty square (tofu box) within the Libraries panel or when opened from the Libraries panel. 

Operating system

Windows and macOS

Cause

After installing Kozuka Gothic Pr6N B and Kozuka Gothic Pr6N R fonts that support Adobe-Japan1-7 (includes the horizontal and vertical ligatures for the new Japanese era name "Reiwa"), the corresponding old font files that are already bundled with the Photoshop application have to be removed manually.

Solution

To resolve the issue, remove the old font files named .9 and .10 from the Photoshop installation folder.

Windows

On a Windows computer, do the following:

  1. Navigate to: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version]\Required\typesupport\.f\

  2. In the .f folder, locate and delete the files named .9 and .10.

    Alternatively, move these out of the application folder.

macOS

On a Mac, do the following:

  1. Navigate to:

    /Applications/Adobe Photoshop [version]/Adobe Photoshop [version].app

  2. Control-click the Photoshop app file and choose Show Package Contents from the context menu.

  3. Now, navigate to:

    /Contents/Required/typesupport/.f/

    Caution:

    These files are hidden in Mac Finder. To display the hidden files, press Command + Shift + . (Period).

  4. In the .f folder, locate and delete the files named .9 and .10.

    Alternatively, move these out of the application folder.