Crashes when font file is moved *every single time*
This will crash InDesign (and Illustrator and Photoshop) every single time without fail, all cc 2020 apps I've tested, specifically:
InDesign 15.0.2, Illustrator 24.1, Photoshop 21.1.2
I'm using OSX 10.15.3 Catalina
–add a font to ~user/Library/Fonts/MyFontFolderName/ to install. Works with any font, but for example try Adobe's own wonderfully designed Source Serif Pro
–make a new document in InDesign, set some text in that font, eg: Source Serif Pro-Regular, save document (or don't save, same result)
–move the font file, eg: SourceSerifPro-Regular.otf to a sub folder, eg: ~user/Library/Fonts/MyFontFolderName/AnotherFolder/
–app will crash EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Once again, this happens with every font I've tried, fonts I've designed, fonts from Adobe originals, fonts from other foundries. Happens with OTF, and with TTF. I'm a type designer and I'm testing out new versions of fonts many times in a day, even many times in an hour, so this is very frustrating.
FWIW, this only seems to affect Adobe apps. Other apps like Apple's TextEdit or Pages aren't affected by this at all.
A normal user action like this, re-arranging font folders, shouldn't cause all Adobe Apps to crash every time. Please consider this a very high priority and fix ASAP. Thank you!
This has been fixed in latest version of InDesign. Please update your application from Creative Cloud Desktop.
CJ Dunn commented
Hi, I emailed you on Apr 20, but the status of this hasn't changed so I'm posting the file here as well.
To reproduce the issue:
You can download Source Serif Pro here:
and move the font file to your ~user/Library/Fonts/MyFontFolderName/ to install (eg: SourceSerifPro-Regular.otf )
Then move the font file, (eg: SourceSerifPro-Regular.otf) to a sub folder: ~user/Library/Fonts/MyFontFolderName/AnotherFolder/
InDesign will crash.
Hope that helps to identify the issue.
PS in addition to InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, I found out today this also crashes Bridge. So far haven't found a CC app that doesn't crash from this, so this is a big problem for me.
The case I showed above is simplified so you can easily reproduce. In practice this is happening for me often because I have script that generates a new version of my font and then installs the font by moving it to the "fonts" folder, and this will crash all open Adobe apps. Super frustrating when I'm trying to proof the latest version of fonts in Adobe apps. This didn't used to be a problem.
Please let me know if there's any other info you need from me, thanks.