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Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?

Jun 5, 2014, 19:17
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Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?
Hey everybody,

I have been searching everywhere thinking that this would be a common question but can't find information anywhere. I am wondering if there are some issues with trying to use Typekit desktop fonts within GIMP. I have the Creative Cloud application, and my synced fonts are running in all my applications (Word, Inkscape, etc.) but GIMP is not recognizing them? I checked the font folders under preferences and reset them to default, and have tried numerous times reloading the fonts and restarting GIMP, but it just can't find them.

Has anyone else experienced this or have a solution?

Thanks.
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Jun 6, 2014, 14:33
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RE: Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?
Are you using the latest version of Gimp?

If not, try updating it to 2.8.10 from the official gimp site(gimp.org)

or, get it from partha's site.
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Jun 6, 2014, 15:51
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RE: Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?
Never been a great lover of anything Ad*be but a search around and nothing really on Gimp and Typekit. Not a bad premiss, cloud based and why should you need a font installed to view it in a document.
but
Only for Windoze or OSX so which one?

You sync the fonts but do they actually exist as files on your computer?

If they do then you should be able to point to the location in Edit -> Preferences -> Folders -> Fonts.

If only some link to a web address who knows.

Available in Inkscape is a good sign so it should be possible.

best of luck.

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Jun 6, 2014, 16:44
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RE: Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?
Hey guys,

Version is GIMP 2.8.10
OS is Windows 7 64 bit

None of the fonts are loading. The two I have been trying are Alverata PE (semibold, regular, medium, light) and Raleway (light, semibold, medium, regular, bold). Nothing is showing up in the fonts dialogue.

Rich, yea I thought that it was a good sign that they were showing up in Inkscape. The only catch is that the different weights are not loading, only the 'regular' version of the fonts. I am not exactly sure how it works with Creative Cloud, but their website says that supposedly they "install the fonts in the appropriate directory" (i don't see them in my default font directory). As long as the CC application is running, I can use the fonts in any program, so obviously there is something else going on here.

Here is more info, but I don't think it is too helpful in this situation: http://help.typekit.com/customer/portal/...om-typekit
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Jun 6, 2014, 19:54
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RE: Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?
(Jun 5, 2014 19:17)Kevin M Wrote:  Hey everybody,

I have been searching everywhere thinking that this would be a common question but can't find information anywhere. I am wondering if there are some issues with trying to use Typekit desktop fonts within GIMP. I have the Creative Cloud application, and my synced fonts are running in all my applications (Word, Inkscape, etc.) but GIMP is not recognizing them? I checked the font folders under preferences and reset them to default, and have tried numerous times reloading the fonts and restarting GIMP, but it just can't find them.

Has anyone else experienced this or have a solution?

Thanks.

Gimp needs the font to be seen as a file somewhere. It seems that Typekit runs as some kind of background app, but I don't know if it shows up as a fake drive/filesystem. Maye ask Inkscape people how they identify font.

This would prevent me from using these fonts for any kind of serious purposes:
Quote:What happens to my desktop fonts if my subscription ends?

Fonts that you get via desktop sync will be available on your desktop as long as your Creative Cloud subscription is active. If you discontinue your subscription, desktop fonts from Typekit will be removed. To continue using the fonts in the documents you created, you’ll need to purchase the necessary license from the foundry or an authorized reseller.
I might as well purchase the license up front. The big real question they don"t answer is: how do I share document where I use one of these fonts, in DOC/ODT format or in PDF format...

For non-serious uses there is always DaFont.

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Oct 1, 2014, 16:24
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RE: Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?
I had the same problem, and there's still very little discussion about it to be found via search engine, as far as I can tell.

I had workaround success, finally, by unhiding the folder where the synced TK fonts are stored, copying them to GIMP's own font folder, and renaming them (with font names rather than numbers). It's laborious, but my needs are limited, so it's good enough for me. I followed guidance found here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19257...es-locally

I did try simply going to GIMP preferences and adding Ad*be's synced font folder in Folders > Fonts, after unhiding, but GIMP didn't recognize it. I'm on a Mac, though. Maybe it'd work in Windows somehow.
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Oct 6, 2014, 19:01
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RE: Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?
(Oct 1, 2014 16:24)quif Wrote:  I had the same problem, and there's still very little discussion about it to be found via search engine, as far as I can tell.

I had workaround success, finally, by unhiding the folder where the synced TK fonts are stored, copying them to GIMP's own font folder, and renaming them (with font names rather than numbers). It's laborious, but my needs are limited, so it's good enough for me. I followed guidance found here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19257...es-locally

I did try simply going to GIMP preferences and adding Ad*be's synced font folder in Folders > Fonts, after unhiding, but GIMP didn't recognize it. I'm on a Mac, though. Maybe it'd work in Windows somehow.

Great, thanks so much. On my computer the files are not stored as font files, so I had to append .tff to the files, them simply select them all and choose to install them (didn't need to change the file names because the font names are included in the files themselves). I didn't check to see if simply unhiding and adding typekit's folder to GIMP's preferences works because I believe the settings change every time the app is loaded up regardless.

Obvious one catch here is people need to make sure to be honest and delete/stop using the desktop fonts once they remove them from their typekit app.

Thanks again, this was VERY helpful.
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Oct 6, 2014, 20:12 (This post was last modified: Oct 6, 2014 20:12 by quif.)
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RE: Using Adobe Typekit fonts within GIMP?
Ah, glad that was useful.

You're right, of course, that the right thing to do is to delete the fonts if no longer paying for the TK service at some point in future.
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