Fonts displaying strangely in Adobe programs

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Fonts displaying strangely in Adobe programs
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Hi,

Apologies if this question has been asked before, I tried searching but could not seem to find any relevant threads...

I'm not sure if this is necessarily a hinting question or not, but I did not know how else to describe it...

I have created a typeface in fontlab and exported it as a ttf without any hinting as I just wanted to use the font at large sizes in print. However, when I have been using the font in Illustrator and InDesign there is a very fine line from the font being legible on screen to it previewing strangely (see pic).
At first i thought it was just because I hadn't hinted the font, but then I noticed that in fontbook I can view it at quite a small size.

I was wondering if there might be some simple way to fix this when exporting in fontlab,
I tried autohinting but this did not seem to make a difference. I have created other fonts without hinting them that have worked fine, so was just a little curious as to why it was happening this time.

Again, sorry if this question has been asked a thousand times, if it has and someone could direct me to another thread I would greatly appreciate your help.

Cheers,
Adam

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Try clearing the Adobe fontcaches (eg with Onyx for Mac). Restart necessary.

Adam Cascio's picture
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Hi Bert,

Thanks for your suggestion, I just cleared the fontcache with Terminal and also FontNuke but unfortunately this has not fixed the problem.

I will keep googling and searching typophile!

cheers,
Adam

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Adam, there are several kinds of font caches. Maybe you have only cleared the system and user related ones. To clear the Adobe fontcaches use the app I recommended (Onyx) or follow the instructions in this doc under item 10:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/327/327791.html

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Hi Bert, thanks for your help. I tried with Onyx and using those instructions, unfortunately it did not fix the problem. Thanks anyway, I will keep searching.

Cheers,
Adam