Why is illustrator CS6 not seeing some of the Google fonts I have installed

I have been downloading google fonts for the last few months and not been aware of any issues. They normally work fine.
However, today I downloaded 3 more – I am using suitcase to manage these fonts and all my other applications are seeing the fonts fine BUT Illustrator CS6 is only seeing one of them.

The fonts in question are Cuprum and Philosopher

I have tried using skyfonts – not worked – read some helpful post on this site and tried: Mac OS Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts – not worked. Read someone else who did this /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CS6/Fonts – not worked for me.

I have repaired the disk permissions on my mac and turned it off for half an hour.

I have created fonts folders and put the fonts in every combination of application support / Application fonts/ Illustrator CS6 folder etc etc etc and both Mac OS Library and User Library and then re started illustrator and restarted the mac but NOTHING IS WORKING TO MAKE ILLUSTRATOR SEE THESE TWO FONTS.

I am an experienced (20 years) graphic designer using an Apple mac and this has me comnpletely stumped.

At the moment I am having to type the text in Indesign, create outlines and copy and paste to illustrator. I don’t use in design often so don’t know my way around it, and have never had this problem with other google fonts before.

Help please…… if you can

PS – I have also now run the apple script to clear the font caches – deleted all instnaces of the font from the whole sysstem run the script again restarted and re-installed and guess what – still not seeing these fonts in Illustrator.

Suitcase displays them as Open source but In design puts a TrueType icon.

UPDATE: 24 hours later – Problem solved – After reading some info on another forum relating to an Indesign font issue.
Illustrator is putting the fonts in a separate section at the bottom of the font list, and I did not see them. Not sure why, as all other apps list alphabetically (I have never had this before).
After giving up defeated, my spirits are soaring now. – Hope this is helpful to others.


Cooperatively, the problem was:

“Did you try sorting the font list differently (i.e. toggle “friendly font names”)? Adobe Garamond is under “G” in these cases.” – horatio

“I am not sure how to toggle friendly font names, but most of them are in friendly format already. However, this is the issue, and Illustrator is putting these 2 fonts in their own section at the bottom of the font list. So now my problem is solved.” – Linda Wild

The sorting setting in Illustrator is edit>preferences>type>”show font names in english”

While it is unclear to me if this setting has any bearing on the placement in the list in this particular case, if you can’t find the font, it may be in a different-than-expected-place on the list.

Source : Link , Question Author : Linda Wild , Answer Author : horatio

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