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Illustrator Bugs

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  1. ð (eth) and Ð (Eth) glyphs not recognised as the same character

    The glyphs ð (eth) and Ð (Eth) are lower and upper case of the Icelandic character eth. Illustrator has no problems working with them, except when you need to change the case, whether you do that by Type->Change Case or by changing the character attribute to All caps (or small caps for that matter).

    This is a recurring bug in Illustrator, which has been fixed at least twice before, but somehow creeps in a few versions later. I suspect some legacy code in the internal text engine, which does not reflect the relationship between the two characters.

    I’m including a…

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.0.2 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  2. Text cursor too thin to see

    Editing text in Adobe Illustrator CC2020 has become harder than the previous version I was on, CS5.5. I produce infographics. Text is a vital component. It's harder now than ever before because Adobe has made the text cursor bar so thin, it's barely visible.
    I'm using the latest CC2020 on the latest Catalina macOS on a 2019 27-in 5K iMac. Is it the 5K screen that is affecting the cursor? Please, Adobe, just thicken it up by a pixel or two. Currently it's so thin, it's hard to find it when editing text.

    8 votes
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    Hey Ninian, Thanks for reporting this. Could you please go to Preferences→User Interface→UI Scaling slider. It will scale the entire Illustrator UI proportionately. Let us know if increasing the value on that slider helps. Thanks.

  3. 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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  4. 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!

    2 votes
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  5. 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…

    5 votes
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  6. 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…

    2 votes
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  7. Illustrator ignores variable font kerning

    As described. Illustrator is not interpolating kerning data. Using a font that works well on everything but Illustrator. Left is view in Chrome, right in Illustrator.

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  8. 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).

    2 votes
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  9. Can't move text along path - vertical line handles missing

    The vertical lines that usually show up when pushing text along the path is missing. Even when using Direct Selection Tool, there are no handles to control the direction and placement of text along a path which is very frustrating.

    Operating System:
    Macbook Pro (retina, mid 2015)
    macOS Mojave V10.14.5
    Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
    Illustrator v24.1.2

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Type on a path tool resizing causes crash

    I have the latest version of Illustrator CC 2020 v. 24.0.3. Unfortunately, everytime I try to resize a type on path, Illustrator crashes. I have restarted the app and system and that didn't help.

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  12. Text with missing fonts do not always highlight

    Even though "Highlight Substitute Fonts" is enabled in Preferences, text is not always highlighted when a font is missing. Expected behavior is for text with missing fonts to be highlighted in pink when this feature is enabled.

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  13. font kerning

    The kerning between the letters "F" and "i" is not working in illustrator whichever font I use. It works in Indesign

    2 votes
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  14. text wrap not working AGAIN

    text wrap not working AGAIN

    24.1

    Mac 10.13.6

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Type

    After applying a Font "size" it will change automatically when I move my mouse. This is very annoying and a big waste of my time having to go back again and again to try to get a font size to "stay" at the value I set it at. This should not happen. Fix this Adobe!
    Mac OS 15.1

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  18. 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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  20. Everytime creative cloud app is required to reactivate the fonts

    I activated 2 new fonts from adobe fonts website and it worked well.
    After that I closed Ai and next day when I opened Ai again then it's showing missing fonts and there is no way to activate them from Ai.
    I have to start creative cloud app always to reactivate these fonts. This is very annoying and killing a lot of time. Also it takes ages to start creative cloud app even on fast internet connection. This also needs improvement.
    Once the fonts are activated - isn't that installed locally on my machine? Why every time it needs to…

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