A CJK font usable in Word and AI but not in Inkscape

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tom282f3
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A CJK font usable in Word and AI but not in Inkscape

Postby tom282f3 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:32 pm

Hello all,
I have a CJK font that can be used in Microsoft Word and Adobe Illustrator, but the font does nothing in Inkscape.

The font is "SCFwxz" or "书体坊兰亭体" in Chinese. I have uploaded it in my Google drive here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ki3NDM2XyMF20-_TuECbbuw5DTkCVjhX/view?usp=sharing

In Microsoft Word, the font can be used under its English name but not Chinese name (which is weird; my system's language is Chinese):
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In Adobe Illustrator, the font is properly categorized under Simplified Chinese fonts and can be used in its Chinese name:
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But when it comes to Inkscape, the font can't be picked up by the font selector at all.
However, interestingly if I type the name ("SCFwxz") in the dropdown above, the panel on the right can preview the font correctly, while the apply button does nothing, so I just can't apply it in Inkscape like Illustrator did.
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I guess this probably is not a Inkscape issue, but I am not certain of it. So I was wondering if there's any way to solve this.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: A CJK font usable in Word and AI but not in Inkscape

Postby prkos » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:47 pm

What does it say in the font family box in the top left corner, when you hover over the warning yellow triangle (when Text tool is active)?

When Selector tool is active and the text object selected, what does the Statusbar say?
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Re: A CJK font usable in Word and AI but not in Inkscape

Postby tylerdurden » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:25 pm

Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

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Re: A CJK font usable in Word and AI but not in Inkscape

Postby tom282f3 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:33 am

prkos wrote:What does it say in the font family box in the top left corner, when you hover over the warning yellow triangle (when Text tool is active)?

When Selector tool is active and the text object selected, what does the Statusbar say?


Hi, I switched to English and here's the screenshot:
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And the warning on the font family dropdown says that the font cannot be found on the system. While the panel on the right displays correctly.


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