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Find missing fonts (Typekit workflow)

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In the 2014 release of Illustrator CC, when you open an artwork file, if a missing font is detected, the Typekit library is checked for availability of the missing font. If available on the Typekit website, you can quickly sync the fonts to your computer, to restore the appearance of your Illustrator artwork.

Note:

For more information on how to generally work with fonts from Typekit, whether purchased from Typekit Marketplace or available through your Typekit subscription, see Typekit fonts.

The enhanced Find Font dialog

The Find Font dialog has been enhanced to provide more information and do more with a modern interface.  

Find Font dialog box

A. Sync-in-progress icon B. Missing font icon C. Sync checkbox D. Sync Fonts button E. Flyout menu F. Status 

Enhancements include:

Sync in progress
 Indicates a missing font being synced from the Typekit library.
Missing font icon Indicates a missing font.
Sync checkbox Select the checkbox to sync the missing font.
Sync fonts button  Click the button to sync missing fonts, from the Typekit website to the local computer.
Flyout menu Click the flyout menu, and select the checkboxes to filter the list of displayed fonts.
Status Displays the current action being performed.

 

Find missing fonts using Typekit

Important: For this feature to work, you must do the following:

  • Sign into the Creative Cloud app.
  • Enable Font Sync in the Creative Cloud app (Creative Cloud app > Preferences > Fonts tab > Sync On/Off option).
  1. Open an artwork file that contains Text elements. If a Text element uses a font that is not available on your local computer, the text is highlighted in pink.

    Missing fonts are indicated by highlighting Text elements in pink
    Missing fonts are indicated by highlighting Text elements in pink.

  2. The Missing Fonts dialog displays a list of missing fonts. A spinning wheel against the font name indicates that a check for availability in the Typekit library is in progress. 

    • A selected checkbox against the font name indicates that the font is available in the Typekit library. To sync these fonts, click Sync Typekit Fonts.
    • An empty checkbox against the font name indicates that the font is not available on the Typekit website. To find and substitute fonts, click Find Fonts.
    Missing Fonts dialog performs a check for availability of the fonts on the Typekit website
    The Missing Fonts dialog performs a check for availability of the fonts on the Typekit website.

  3. (Optional) In the Missing Fonts dialog, click Find Fonts, to inspect the list of missing fonts more closely, and:

    • Select checkboxes for missing fonts, in the Fonts in Document list, and click Sync Fonts, or,
    • Use the Replace With Font From dropdown, and substitute any fonts that are unavailable on the Typekit website with other fonts.
    Find missing fonts and replace fonts
    Use the Find Font dialog to either sync missing fonts, or substitute with other fonts available in the document or on the computer.

  4. In the Missing Fonts dialog, click Close.

    When the missing fonts have been synced to your computer, the Creative Cloud app displays a notification indicating the number of the fonts (or the name of a single font) downloaded. The document is updated, and Text elements are rendered in the correct fonts.

    All missing fonts have been synced from the Typekit website
    When all missing fonts have been synced from the Typekit website, text elements no longer have a pink background.

Substituted fonts preference

When text in an Illustrator document uses a font that is not available on your computer, the text is rendered in with a substitute font, and the content is highlighted in pink.

  • The preference to highlight a substituted font is now available in the Preferences dialog (Ctrl/Cmd + K > Type tab > Highlight Substituted Fonts checkbox).
  • The preference is switched ON, by default.
  • This setting is now Illustrator-specific, and is applicable to all files opened.
Note:

Prior to this release, the Highlight Substituted Fonts was available in the Document Setup dialog, and was a file-specific setting. From the 2014 release of Illustrator CC this option is an application-level setting.

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