Multiple listings of same font in Find Font menu
There are multiple listings of the same font in the Find Font menu in CC2019. All information is the same, all applied characters are the same, but there is odd behavior.
--FileACC2019WithDocumentsfontsfolder.png shows double listing of Trade Gothic LT Pro Roman.
--FileACC2019WithoutDocumentfontsfolder.png (when I take away access to Document fonts folder, no other changes), one instance switches to "Regular" instead of "Roman"
--FileACC2017WithDocumentfontsfolder.png shows what happens with I open this file in CC2017 (no double listing)
--FileACC2017WithoutDocumentfontsfolder.png (Document fonts folder hidden) shows what happens with I open this file in CC2017 (no double listing)
I process large volumes of files; this is not an isolated incident nor a corrupted file. Packaging results in InDesign only grabbing the single correct font file, so that isn't broken. This behavior with Find Font is seemingly new to CC2019 (I'm working on 14.0.2). The multiple listing of same font, variation of font name when fonts enabled/disabled, and Find Font showing fonts missing that aren't because of what seems to be a name issue in Find Font. Has something changed in the way that InDesign reads fonts/accesses Document fonts folders?
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I have the same issue. I am a book designer and regularly check the "find font" box in order to make sure there are not spurious fonts in the document. It will often list the same font multiple times. I have found I can *sometimes* make it go away by selecting all the instances of the duplicate name and changing them to a single instance. (See attached.) But this doesn't always work . . .
Del S commented
I've seen the same thing, where Find Font sometimes doubles, triples, quadruples, or quintuples the listing for the same font. Every characteristic in the Info section is exactly the same. It happens whether or not the fonts are loaded. I don't know whether I can trust Find Font in CC 2019.