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Foreign Language Fonts

Apr 24, 2013 at 21:44

I recently purchased an Adobe font Myriad Hebrew Bold to use on a client's job. I can't read or write Hebrew but I usually can just copy and paste letters into InDesign based on a sample sent by the client. On my Mac I can use Quick Look to see a preview of the font and Suitcase, my font management system, also has a preview. Myriad Hebrew Bold (which is definitely Hebrew on the Adobe site) appears as an English font on my system, in both previews and when used in any program. After hours being transferred around on Adobe Customer Service, the final verdict was that I needed a special non-English keyboard or something to use the font! I have dozens of other foreign language fonts that work perfectly. Does anyone have any idea what's going on? Could this really be a font that can only be used in a Hebrew language system environment? There's certainly no reference to that on the Adobe site. Any help would be appreciated.

Apr 25, 2013 at 09:27

Sorry, I know how to solve that on Windows but I don't know how to do that with MacOS.

Apr 25, 2013 at 15:32

Menhir said  
Sorry, I know how to solve that on Windows but I don't know how to do that with MacOS.

It's the same thing with Unicode fonts.

Apr 25, 2013 at 18:06

The problem's been solved. I needed to go to Mac Preferences, Language and Text, go to the Edit List, add Hebrew, and then use the font in Hebrew, copy it, switch back to English, and paste it into my layout. It's an illiterates way of handling the situation, but I only do it occasionally and only for a few words at a time. I'm happy enough with the solution. Thanks

Apr 25, 2013 at 18:40

Enabling Hebrew Keyboard on Mac OS

Edited on Apr 25, 2013 at 18:41 by claudeserieux

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