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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Variable Font bug: "wiggling" top of "U"


    1. Download and unzip https://www.dropbox.com/s/3b6k0izkm5ma3dy/200719-AdobeVFBug.zip?dl=1


    2. Install the font from font/DaikonVF-mini.ttf


    3. Run Illustrator 24.2.1


    4. Type "AU" and choose the Daikon VF font


    5. In the property bar, click the Variable Font button and move the weight slider between the extreme locations. Observe how the top of "U" "wiggles" (jumps up and down). This is shown in videos/DaikonVF-Illustrator-24.2.1,.mp4


    6. The same problem occurs in InDesign 15.1.1


    7. The same problem occurs in DTL OTmaster 7.9 and in FontView 2019 (an open source app built from https://github.com/googlefonts/fontview ) — both apps use older versions of the FreeType library.


    8. The problem no longer occurs in FontView 2020 (which I’ve…

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  2. Area type jumping around when moved

    When area type is grouped with a rectangle and moved by dragging the area type jumps away from the rectangle

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  3. Area type jumping around when moved

    When area type is grouped with a rectangle and moved by dragging the area type jumps away from the rectangle

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  4. In large curved text the anchors shrink after use.

    In large curved text the anchors shrink after use.
    In large curved text, every time you move any anchor they become very small. If you move the text everything goes back to normal until you touch the anchors again.
    Check the video

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  5. Numbers disappear in text box when creating outlined text

    On illustrator CC 2020 updated windows 10
    creating a text box with text and numbers.
    Aligning paragraph direction in right to left (middle eastern text alignment)
    Right click on text box
    Create outlines
    The numbers will disappear
    In the attached file there is a live text and an outlined one when the numbers disappeared

    5 votes
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  6. Illustrator 24.2 tab stops not working with blank text lines

    Tab stops do not function correctly when the text line has no text. We commonly use this for creating underlines. Attached examples show a text field with tab stops. The text lines with characters use the tab stops correctly (spaces do not count). Any text lines without characters cause the tab stops to be one space wide.

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  7. Align Text box with Object

    Using Windows 7 or High Sierra and Illustrator 24.2

    Align text with any object is not aligned properly. Presently it takes text box and actual height/width of text and aligns object width/height.

    I understand this is way Illustrator text work, but can changed/update so can properly aligns. Hoping to get it resolved in near coming versions.

    The alignment should work like Indesign or any vector program. Check attachment.

    3 votes
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  8. The setting Black to overprint changes / destroys (partially or completely) the used font

    The setting Black to overprint changes / destroys (partially or completely) the used font

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  9. 24.2 Unable to use special characters: English OS, German regional settings and keyboard

    On a fresh English language Illustrator installation (English OS, German regional settings and German qwertz keyboard on Win10) I am unable to use any character that needs ALT GR as a Modifier. I therefore can not access €, @ | and a lot of pretty important letters. If that helps, Photoshop doesn't show this problem, but Indesign has similar issues. Other, non CC apps with English UI language work fine.

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  10. Copy text on path with option held crashes Illustrator.

    I am creating type on a path. When I copy the text with option and drag it to paste, Illustrator consistently crashes without any recovery options.

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  11. Cannot stop Auto Resize on Area Type box for large text areas

    I do not want my text box to auto-resize. The "Auto-Resize" option fails on large text box areas. Auto-Resize is turned off in my preferences. I have large text box areas filled with type and whenever I need to make an adjustment to the type box it always automatically resizes. I have tried selecting the "fixed" options and those fail too. In the video attached you can see that large areas of text will automatically resize. However, on a smaller scale the Area Type box does not.

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  12. Illustrator 24.1.3 Type tool and text refresh

    I've been experiencing an error and annoying Type tool bug since the last update to AI 24.1.3. It happens when I type something and later I go back to edit it (for example adding extra text, fixing a type) and the change does not appear to occur until I switch to Outline view. Alternatively, if I option-drag the text path the duplicate path shows the correct text. This is an old error (at least in appearance) that was fixed several versions ago and now it's back.

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  13. font display with SAMPLE overprinted in menu

    the attachment shows what I see when I open the type/font menu on my computer. need to resolve this please.
    thank you

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  14. Copy paste text dont show ö,ü,ä,õ letters

    If I copy "täpitähed" (or what else text where are those letters in) it gives messy text where isnt seen öüäõ letters at all. It worked nicely before.. but now sometime it have been like this messy paste. Can you please fix it!

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  15. Text in connected Area Type Text boxes becomes very unstable when scaling


    1. MacOs Mojave 10.14.6


    2. What did:


    3. Made area type square object

    4. Copied it 13 times, connected it

    5. put this structure under mask (tried also to put every object under it's own mask- same result).

    6. added shape objects

    7. Scaled everything - everything fine.

    8. selected all the text in the structure and write new one with the same font/

    9. Scaled it


    10. Usually if you select this structure of connected area type boxes in company with some shape or object and scale all this, size of text in this boxes changes accordingly.


    11. Result differs every time. Sometimes it's fine, sometimes all the letters have…

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  16. Optical Kerning issue when outlining and scaling

    If you write something using optical kerning, copy it, paste in front and outline it, the outline matches up. However if you then scale both in pro, lets say 300%, then the live text no longer matches the outlined version (see attached example where the live text is in red and outlined vectors in black). This is causing us problems when scaling objects onto different panels but we are required to supply editable text. Logos etc are no longer exact scaled replicas!
    We are using CC 2019 (as our clients need files in this format).

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  17. Text path vanishes when moving it with selection tools (black or white arrows)

    Since updating to version 24.1.2 from Adobe Illustrator 2019, whenever I move text objects using any of the selection arrows, the highlighted path disappears during moving and only reappears when I stop moving the text object. This is frustrating as I can't see the baseline or centre point of the text object while trying to align it to something else. This never happened before I updated Illustrator. My OS is macOS Mojave 10.14.6, Illustrator version 24.1.2.

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  18. Find and replace superscript

    I've tried copying the superscripted text to the clipboard and pasting in the Replace box of the Find and Replace dialog, but it loses the superscripting, and pastes into the document without it. I find I have to go into each occurrence individually and superscript each one.

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  19. Cannot activate new fonts

    I'm using Illustrator 24.1.2 with a creative cloud student subscription on Mac OS Catalina. When I try to activate any font not installed locally, the activation process will go on for five minutes, then terminate itself. No font would be installed. I Googled around for similar problems, and many suggested looking at the "Font" tab of the creative cloud app. I don't have that tab. The only tab in my creative cloud app is "Apps".

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  20. Cannot copy/paste Chinese font into Illustrator. Show box with X in it

    Cannot copy/paste Chinese font from PDF to Illustrator. Get squares with X's. Cannot change to a different font it defaults to MyriadPro. Also, I do not show Chinese under the Character drop-down.

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