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All new fonts are showing red dot

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:56 am
by Cathy9887
Ok, so maybe not every single one.. but it's gotta be close. It seems to have started a couple weeks ago, and ever since then, (I think/assume) every font I download and install has the red dot in the state column, and doesn't load anything in MainType. I've tried uninstalling them & reinstalling them.. I've tried different fonts.. I've tried Googling the issue.. and even checked the Search on here. Sure, the red circles are mentioned.. but it doesn't appear anyone has had the same issue i'm having.

I should point out... it just occurred to me, the troubling fonts also do not appear in Inkscape. Hmm.. the plot thickens.....

Has anyone else come across this?? Now that I'm aware of the Inkscape issue, I will continue searching... but am also holding out a little hope that someone can assist. These designs won't finish themselves without these pesky fonts!! ;)

Thank you!!
Cathy

Windows 10.0.17763

Re: All new fonts are showing red dot

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:42 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Help says:

The font is loaded by an external application and MainType cannot determine where it is located. The font cannot be unloaded through MainType

How, are you installing the fonts?

Re: All new fonts are showing red dot

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:19 pm
by Erwin Denissen
A recent Windows 10 update (v1809) includes support for installing fonts per user. Previous versions only supported system wide font installations, so this is a new feature which MainType currently doesn't support.

As you already noticed, most other software also is not ready for this.

We expect to release a new version of our font manager which supports this Windows enhancement within a couple of weeks.

For now we can only provide this work-around:
Within Windows file explorer, select the font (don't select a zip file, but the unpacked file). Right-click it and select Install for all users.

Re: All new fonts are showing red dot

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:06 pm
by Cathy9887
OH MY GOODNESS!! Thank you!!! I was getting ready to enter full panic mode, thinking I had somehow done something to prevent fonts from installing correctly.

The workaround works beautifully.. and for that matter, I say take your time on the update! As long as this works... we're good!!

Thank you again!!

Cathy

Re: All new fonts are showing red dot

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:48 pm
by mom2nangel
Hello, I’m also showing red dots on certain fonts. Can you explain the workaround in more detail? I can’t seem to figure it out. Thanks in advance.