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IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:05 pm

After reading about them on TypeDrawers, I downloaded 16 fonts from GitHub. However, none of them will load in FontCreator.
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The TTF versions suffer from the same problem.
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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:53 pm

The fonts in this zip archive are OK

https://github.com/IBM/plex/releases/do ... ueType.zip
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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:12 pm

They open just fine with the latest development release.

Which version do you use?

It might be time to release another update if this is something that has been fixed in between...
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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:20 pm

I am using FC 11.5 build 2423. Check for updates tells me that I am using the latest version.
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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:26 pm

The problem is with my browser. The latest Vivaldi Snapshot is not getting the whole file for some reason. Downloading with Opera 12.18 works fine.
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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Alfred » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:44 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:26 pm
The problem is with my browser. The latest Vivaldi Snapshot is not getting the whole file for some reason. Downloading with Opera 12.18 works fine.
I get the same error when trying to open IBMPlexSerif-Bold.otf downloaded with Vivaldi 1.14.1077.55 (the newest stable channel version).

The Vivaldi download is only 37.2 KB. Downloading with MS Edge gives me a 108 KB File which opens without error in FontCreator 11.5.0.2422.
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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:45 pm

Very strange, but good to know it isn’t a FontCreator issue.
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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:21 pm

Alfred wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:44 pm
Downloading with MS Edge gives me a 108 KB File which opens without error in FontCreator 11.5.0.2422.
This is misleading. You must have opened each link and clicked on the download button.

Using Edge, Save target as.. saves an HTML file.
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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by MikeW » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:13 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:26 pm
The problem is with my browser. The latest Vivaldi Snapshot is not getting the whole file for some reason. Downloading with Opera 12.18 works fine.
In the past couple weeks, I have gotten incomplete downloads on large ZIP files on three separate occasions using Vivaldi's current public release. Subsequent tries on the same ZIP files completed correctly. I just chalked it up to Internet weirdness on my end.

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Re: IBM Flex Fonts Fail to Load

Post by Alfred » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Alfred wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:44 pm
Downloading with MS Edge gives me a 108 KB File which opens without error in FontCreator 11.5.0.2422.
This is misleading. You must have opened each link and clicked on the download button.

Using Edge, Save target as.. saves an HTML file.
Apologies if my description was confusingly brief! When I said “Downloading with MS Edge”, I was referring to the download of the linked OTF file. As you observed, ‘Save target as...’ from the link doesn’t get the font file.
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