PS 5.5 Typographic Trouble

Hi all.
I have a extrange trouble with the PS5.5 Type tool.
It's simple.
I open a PSD file from PS5.02 with text layers and when I try to edit the text, the program tells me that:
"The following fonts are missing. Avantgarde MD BT...etc Font substitution will occur, Continue?"
(obviously these fonts are correctly installed in the system, and work without problems with all the other aplications, including the PS5.02), If i continue it shows me the text with other font, and in the fonts list the font appears but when I select it in the box appear signed with an astirisk, and don't work.
If I try to create a new file, with a new text layer, these fonts directly don't appear in the font's listing list-box...
What the hell is this?
Hass anyone simillar troubles with it?

Thanks in advance.

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Sounds like you may either have 1) a corrupt font 2)they were installed when you created the file but are not now.
bodhyAuthor Commented:
Neither the font is corrupted (it works fine with all the other applications I have installed), nor are "missed"...
Its in their place working...

Any other idea?

What about the "astirisk" in the font selector?

Thanks anyway.
Try installing a new font and see what happens.  
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Trash the Preferences file.
(This has been known in Photoshop for some time.)
bodhyAuthor Commented:
Sorry but this doesn´t work.
I,ve been triying also to reinstall, and the problem continues.

Thanks anyway for responding.
copy the .ttf file from you fonts directory to a temporary directory
use dos command ,
"copy c:\windows\fonts\fontname.ttf c:\temp"

then delete the font from your c:\windows\fonts directory

start photoshop..

use the type tool..

exit photoshop..

copy the "fontname.ttf" to "c:\windows\fonts"

restart pshop. and try again..maybe.

bodhyAuthor Commented:
This wasn't the key...
Sorry I,ve found the solution.
bodhyAuthor Commented:
I have the solution from Adobe site, it was a problem about a var value in the Adobefnts.lst file, I solved the problem replacing the "EastEuropeanRoman" value by "Roman"...

Following the text of the support file from Adobe...

Other question haw the hell can I delete this question now?

Thanks all, best regards from bodhy

Some fonts appear in a second group at the end of a list of fonts (e.g., in a sub-menu or a pop-up menu) in Adobe InDesign 1.0, Adobe Photoshop 5.5, or Adobe ImageReady 2.0.


For each font listed in the second group, change the font's WritingScript line to Roman in the Adobefnt.lst files:
1. If Windows doesn't show you filename extensions, enable it to do so:
a. In Windows Explorer, choose View > Options (Windows 95 or Windows NT) or View > Folder Options (Windows 98), then click the View tab.
b. Select Show All Files in the Hidden Files section or folder, deselect the option labeled, "Hide MS-DOS File Extensions for File Types that Are Registered" (Windows 95), or "Hide File Extensions for Known Files" (Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0), then click OK.
2. Write down the names of the fonts that appear in a separate group at the end of the list.
3. Exit from all applications.
4. Make a backup copy of the Adobefnt.lst file in the System Folder:Application Support:Adobe:TypeSpt folder (Mac OS) or the Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\TypeSpt folder (Windows).
5. Open the original Adobefnt.lst file in a text editor that can save in text-only format (e.g., SimpleText, Notepad).
6. Locate a line containing the name of one of the fonts in your list. For example:


If you can't find the font name, locate the next on your list. Some fonts appear in one Adobefnt.lst file, some fonts appear in the other Adobefnt.lst file, and some fonts appear in both.

7. Edit the WritingScript lines (e.g., WritingScript:EastEuropeanRoman) after the FontName line to read,


If the font has additional styles (e.g., italic and bold italic), set the WritingScript line to Roman for all styles.
8. Repeat steps 6-7 for each font on the list.
9. Save the Adobefnt.lst file in text-only format and exit from the text editor.
10. Make a back a backup copy of the Adobefnt.lst file in the System Folder:Application Support:Adobe:Fonts folder (Mac OS) or the Program Files\Common Files\AdobeFont folder (Windows).
11. Repeat steps 5-9 for the original Adobefnt.lst file in step 10. After you've changed the WritingScript lines in both Adobefnt.lst files to Roman, all fonts should list together the next time you start InDesign 1.0, Photoshop 5.5, or ImageReady 2.0.

Additional Information

When an application that uses the Adobe type engine starts, it reads information provided by the font manufacturer and then creates or updates two AdobeFnt.lst files. The Adobe type engine bases the application's lists of fonts on those two files. InDesign1.0, Photoshop 5.5, and ImageReady 2.0 use similar versions of the Adobe type engine. These versions of the type engine list non-roman (i.e., foreign-language) fonts after roman fonts, according to the font's WritingScript line in the AdobeFnt.lst file. Previous versions of the type engine (e.g., those used by Photoshop 5.0.x and ImageReady 1.0.x) do use this line and alphabetize all fonts in one list.

The Adobefnt.lst file in the TypeSpt folder contains information about system-level fonts (including those installed by ATM). The Adobefnt.lst file in Adobe's Fonts folder contains information about the fonts located in that folder, such as the CMap folder's Character map files (used for double-byte languages).

If you delete or rename an Adobefnt.lst file because, for example, an application that uses it doesn't list one or more fonts in its font menus, the application will re-create it the next time you start it. Please note, however, that doing this will cause non-roman fonts to again list separately and you will need to re-edit the WritingScript lines if the new Adobefnt.lst file.

Bob StoneIT GuruCommented:
Go to customer service topic area and post a question worth 0 points and ask then to delete it for you.
I am answering this question and closing it so this question can be saved as a PAQ. I have refunded the points used in this question back to bodhy's account.

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