Adobe Fonts automatically substituting versions of fonts that are document-stalled
When I open an InDesign file that has been packaged with all the fonts (non-Adobe Fonts) included in the Document fonts folder, if I happen to have the same version of the font activated in Adobe Fonts, InDesign automatically, and without warning, substitutes the Adobe Fonts version. This is a major problem. The heirarchy should be document-installed fonts FIRST, then InDesign can look in Adobe Fonts and suggest replacing it. This should not be done without warning in the background. It means that the person who was working in a package workflow without using any Adobe Fonts can send a file to another person using Adobe Fonts, who unbeknownst to them, substitutes the font, then packages and returns the file, and now the font is missing from the new package when returned. This is a huge licensing issue at the very least.
Uwe Laubender commented
Did not test it, but that would not be a huge licensing error only.
You may risk that a slightly different version of the font is used.
And that could mean: Different glyphs, different baseline, different kerning etc.pp.
In the end a different composition of text!
I wonder how we can test that bug. Hm. Ok. Let's do that with Adobe's own font Source Sans Pro.
There are several versions on Git-Hub that are so different that a substitution with an activated version from Adobe Fonts should be immediately visible if one is editing text.
Hm. That said, could be that even without editing text this will be visible, if there are different values for baseline in the EM box of the font.
See into this thread at Adobe InDesign Forum where exactly that happened:
InDesign shifts text inside textboxes and data inside tables
BS9 | Jan 16, 2020
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