Illustrator Bugs

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  1. Fonts drop down menu is cut off help

    Hey so when I select my fonts I notice that its really zoomed in and cut off illustrators UI. its been there for a few updates now. Any solutions?

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  2. Paragraph Direction

    Paragraph Direction option is not there anymore in Illustrator 2019.
    Please fix this bug

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  3. Font Size

    Changing font face also changes font size.
    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Select text with text selector tool
    2. Select a new font face from the font face drop down menu

    Expected results: font face changes while all other font properties remain the same.
    Actual result: font face and font size properties change.
    Using Illustrator v22.1

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  4. Emoji rendering issues


    • Some emojis like 🎉or 😟show up as two undefined glyphs when pasted from the clipboard.

    • However, the 😟 will show up when inserted from the Glyphs palette.

    To replicate, simply copy/paste these emojis on a text using the Apple Color Emoji font.

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  5. Character Panel doesn´t change fonts name

    AI version: last one, 22.0.1
    I typed the same words in 10 different fonts (all Google fonts), and they all look different of course, but when selecting them a second time, the font shown in the Character panel was always the same. I closed Illustrator and then it worked for few minutes, then the same issue appeared again.

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  6. hebrew punctuation

    hebrew punctuation problem.

    right now (finally, thank you) you can write in hebrew right-to-left.

    BUT the punctuation still comes out always in the wrong direction.

    I attach an example.

    Thank you in advance.

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  7. CC 2018: Objects on top of textframes are no longer selectable

    I made a clear video to illustrate this (annoying) bug.
    My colleague has not yet updated Illustrator and is using the latest 2017 version.
    I have updated to 2018.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1bUmXCcssg

    In the video you see:
    - On notebook 1: I created a textfield with rectangle on top. I can select the textframe and the rectangle on top easily. They are on the same layer.
    - On notebook 2: I did the exact same, but it has become impossible to select the rectangle.

    I cannot imagine this is done on purpose.
    I understand that I would not be able to select…

    5 votes
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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

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  9. Fonts are not refreshed when right sided metrics are changed

    This issue happens in the context of editing the metrics of a font file multiple times (in order to view new metrics changes in realtime).

    Fonts will not always be refreshed to the latest version when overwriting a font file in the Adobe Fonts folder with a new updated version:


    • When a right sidebearing of a glyph is changed and the font regenerated, the font is NOT updated in Illustrator.


    • Whereas editing a left side bearing and regenerating the font will show the updated font with all edited metrics (both the new left & right sidebearings).


    Issue happens in all…

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  10. Make Ligatures OFF by default and have a checkbox in Preferences > Type

    Please make it possible to turn off all ligatures within the Preferences > Type dialog box, then make it Off by Default.

    4 votes
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  11. No support for Unicode U+00A0 (non-breaking space) in 2019?

    Illustrator does ignore glyph U+00A0 (no-break space). Please stop replacing U+00A0 by U+0020 (space) in Illustrator and support non breaking space like all standard apps in 2019.
    If I copy-paste text from InDesign to identitcal text frame, the result in Illustrator may be different because of this VERY OLD bug.

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  12. Missing fonts issue

    It's not reading Adobe fonts. It keeps saying to activate the font every time I open a document. The program hangs trying to activate a font, making the file not work properly "without" a font that was perviously activated.

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  13. constrain with shift key not working

    I'm trying to move the bottom line of a text box.

    I select the box's line with open arrow, hold down the SHIFT key to constrain - and it automatically deselects the type box that I was trying to move. I can select the line with the open arrow and move it that way, but it's too easy to make an error and shift the box. I need the corners to remain perfectly square which is why I'm holding the shift key.

    I've had this problem with the last few upgrades.

    I'm an Adobe Illustrator user for more than 25…

    4 votes
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  14. Discretionary hyphens do not seem to work

    I can’t get discretionary hyphens to work in Illustrator CC 23.0.2, either by shift-command-- or with Type->Insert Special Character->Hyphens and Dashes->Discretionary Hyphen. Whether Hyphenate is turned on or off for the paragraph does not matter. Language does not seem to make a difference either.
    Only the hyphens added by Illustrator itself are obeyed.

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  15. Variable Font not working properly

    Hello, I am a type designer and am working on a variable script font. The variable font file work fine everywhere else except in Adobe products.

    It appears the sidebearings aren't adjusting with the changes in width. Very odd. You can see whats happening in the first file. The second is on the Axis Praxis website.

    I've spoken with Glyphs App developers and they said it's a glitch with Illustrator, so I wanted to bring it to your attention.

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  16. Text Boxes & resizing objects in Illustrator Behaving Strangely

    This might be difficult to explain, but at the moment, when pasting text within Illustrator (it can be from a different artboard within the doc, or from a different Illustrator doc, or Word, basically it doesn't seem to matter where the text comes from) or if just create a new text box and type within it, and try to resize the box, it seems to create more text boxes within the main box, and the text would 'snap' into the smaller box. If I stretch the box wider, the text will 'snap' back into the bigger box again, and I…

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  17. 23.0.1 Windows 10: Toggle leading up and down in Character Palette unexpected behaviour

    When the leading is set to (Auto), using the up/down arrow UI buttons in the character palette to change the leading results in weird leading sizes. Toggling up from Auto using the up arrow in the UI produces a leading of 1 pt. Toggling down from Auto produces a leading of 1295 pts!

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  18. Most of the fonts cannot show and load in the list of AI CS6

    Most of the fonts cannot show and load in the list of AI CS6 suddenly today. The down arrow button (red circle in the attached picture) of the font list is not working (no response), but I can still choose other fonts by clicking up/down keyboard arrow to choose around 10 fonts (my computer installs over than hundreds fonts!).
    Also, all fonts are still working in Photoshop and MS Office. Can anyone help on this? Thanks!

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  19. Slow Type Performance

    I just recently updated to 22.1 running on Windows 10. I have a list of names that was copied from two columns (first name, last name) that was copied from an Excel spreadsheet. I'm trying to remove the tabs between the columns and replace them with spaces. Once I hit the backspace key it takes approximately 5 seconds to perform the backspace and another couple of seconds to add the space. This is a list of several hundred names so it is unmercifully crippling. Other operations outside of type are somewhat laggy but not nearly as bad. I cleared out…

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  20. Style Sheets

    In Illustrator CC (Latest version and several previous) on Mac:
    - BUG 1: Copying text with a Paragraph and/or Character Style applied and pasting it into a new text box adds a "+" to the end of every applied style, effectively breaking every bit of formatting that has been done. (Every style must be reapplied to the text to make the text update when the Styles are updated).


    • BUG 2: When Staggered margins are set while editing the Style Sheet (e.g. a 20px Left indent and a -10px First Line indent), clicking on the "Tabs" tab, wipes out all newly…

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