Changing font by typing first character isn't working illustrator cc
Changing/selecting font by typing first character is not working
or scrolling with arrow has no preview.
Does changing the setting resolved your problem?
Please change it to 'Search Entire Font Name" and you will see the font getting selected.
Let me know if you still see the issue.
Yes I have search by first word only. Thanks
Anish Kumar commented
Thanks for reporting this issue. Just wanted to check that in font drop down, is your search setting set to 'Search First Word only'?