Missing Glyphs on PDF export in InDesign v17.0
using the google font Signika, quotation marks and colons give me a missing glyph upon export to pdf. When using v16.4, this is not an issue.
The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign - InDesign 17.1 available via CCD app.
Adobe InDesign team
Thx @Uwe Labender
Here similiar issue:
Uwe Laubender commented
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And not just for those fonts. I started with Karla, but the issue remains for the colon in endnote hyperlinks with every font I've tried.
Adam Turek commented
For enterprise users of Adobe Creative Cloud, it isn't necessarily a viable option to revert to an older version of InDesign. This might actually be an issue with Adobe Acrobat because this issue is present when I export to PDF from both Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.
Adam Turek commented
My InDesign and Illustrator files are converting all instances of a colon to a glyph after export to a PDF. I use Inter font and am wondering if this is font-specific or more of a general issue. Thank you!
It does the same thing in Illustrator, do I need to comment in their forum separately?
It shows similar issues to this as being fixed in the InDesign version 17.0, but I am on this version and still having this issue. I am using the Karla font. When I export to a PDF, all of the colons : (and just the colons) are converted into a white box with an X in it. See attached photo.
mat budelman commented
Summary: Colon displays as a broken font character (Black Box) when exported to PDF/x-1a file for printing.
Version: Adobe Indesign 17.0 (Adobe InDesign 2022)
Steps to Reproduce: File > Export to PDF > Save
Expected Result: PDF File with no font errors.
Actual Result: PDF Files where all colons render as black boxes (missing font)
See attached files (Indesign Display & PDF Export)
Font = Lora (Google Fonts)