5 posts

f25 blackletter typewriter OpenType file

May 05, 2010 at 08:21

This font file acts like a virus...
It shuts down Illustrator everytime I try to use it, losing all my work from that session, even if I saved during. Also, I cannot delete it. It says it deletes but the font remains in my Font folder.. What do I do?

May 05, 2010 at 10:09

Which operting system & which Font manager software do you use ?

May 05, 2010 at 11:16

I'm on Vista, not sure what you mean by Font Manager though...? I just use the Vista Fonts folder, through Illustrator.

May 05, 2010 at 18:18

try to use on of the software listed here :
OR try to start in safe mode to delete the font.

May 05, 2010 at 19:32

@ belvedere:

If you are NOT using an LCD monitor, try disabling ClearType, and check to see if the font will work properly. To disable ClearType:

1) Right-click your Windows desktop, and select Properties from the shortcuts menu.

2) In the Display Properties dialog box, select the Appearances tab.

3) Click the Effects button. In the Effects dialog box, you will see two list boxes with drop down menus. The second list box should be described as 'use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts', with the current selection showing as 'ClearType'. To disable ClearType, (and don't do this if you have an LCD monitor!), change this setting to Standard, then click the OK button in each of the Effects and Display Properties dialog boxes.

You should not do this if you are using an LCD monitor. If you try this, and it works for you, please let us know in this thread.

As for trying to delete the font, perhaps you had an application open which was using that font when you tried to delete it. If that wasn't the case, try deleting the font after the next time you restart your computer, when you have no apps running. Sometimes Windows does not perform all tasks properly when it has been running consecutively for an extended period.

Windows Vista is notorious for using large amounts of memory and CPU functions for operating system tasks.

I hope this helps.


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