What's going on with this font?

Answers to your puzzling font questions

I’ve copied a letter from Font Book, Character Map, etc. and when I pasted it into my document, a different letter than what I had selected pasted in…

Make sure that the font you’ve copied from in your utility (e.g., Font Book) is the exact same font that is selected in your document. For example, if you have Samantha Upright chosen in Font Book, but have Samantha Bold Italic selected in your document, it will result an incorrect letter being pasted into your document.

If this didn’t work then there might be a conflict in the font library. If you are using a Mac and have Font Book, try selecting the font, then go to File>>Validate Font and see if anything is flagged or if it self-fixes. Also, try going to Edit>>Look For Enabled Duplicates. If there are duplicates, the computer is probably confusing the two files. If all else fails, try re-starting the computer in safe mode by holding down the shift key as it restarts. This will clear the font cache as well as run some other system checks. When it is done, restart normally.

If you have a Windows computer, look in the font folder for files with duplicate names, or both a .otf and a .ttf file with the same file name. If you have more than one font file with the same name, the computer may be confusing the files. If so, uninstall one of them (or both and re-install one). In general, use .otf files unless you are using an older Windows computer.

Why does my Glyphs/Symbol panel show a hundred different letter A’s?

It may be that in the fonts panel or glyph panel, it is sorting the glyphs to show all the A’s, B’s, C’s, etc. as a group. In that case, for every letter “A” in a certain style, there are six or seven A's in that style with accents. Some font and glyph panels have additional sorting options that may help, though it may take a little experimenting.

The space between the lines of type in some of your fonts is huge – why is this and how can I fix it?

The additional space or leading between the lines of type is due to the overall size of some of the swashes’ ascenders/descenders. If the line spacing were to be shortened, some of these letters may be clipped in some programs. Many programs have a line spacing or leading feature that can be adjusted.

In Microsoft Word®, in the line spacing options, change the spacing from “single" (or “multiple") to “exactly" and then pick a point size that is the same or slightly larger than the font size that you are using. For example, if you are using 36 pt font, change the spacing to exactly 36 pt (or higher). It may take a little experimenting to find spacing that works best for you and to avoid clipping.

The tops and/or bottoms of the letters are clipped or cut off

Clipping of ascenders/descender occurs when there is not enough spacing between the lines. Use paragraph or font options to increase the spacing between the lines to avoid clipping. In Microsoft Word®, line spacing options can be found in the Paragraph section of the Home tab.

I’m using Adorn Trio in Microsoft Word®, but the last letter is turned the wrong way

This usually happens when the ligatures are turned off. To turn the ligatures on in Microsoft Word®, go to the Home tab and click on the bottom right corner of the Font section to open the Font Window (or Ctrl+D on Windows, Cmd+D on Macs). Click on the Advanced Tab and change Ligatures to “All”.

I wanted the Pro version, but my font doesn’t have “Pro” in the name

When I switched from offering both regular and Pro versions of my font due to the high demand for the Pro version and confusion of Pro versus regular versions, I renamed the fonts by dropping the “Pro” from the name, however these are still the “Pro” versions. Some licensed font retailers may continue to have “Pro” in the name or offer more than one purchasing option. If you ordered from Mighty Deals, then you have the Pro version.