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Mon, Nov 23, 2020 4:47 PM

Photoshop: Smart Object text rendering bug with Source Code Pro

When creating a Smart Object with text in Source Code Pro, the text is replaced with (seemingly) random characters in light italic.

Before:

After:

The issue does not seem to affect text in other fonts, including other SVG fonts like Trajan Color.

Photoshop 22.0.1, macOS 10.15.7

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2 months ago

I'm not able to reproduce. Could you post the PSD you're seeing this with? (dropbox or CC Files)

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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2 months ago

Very strange. It seems like maybe the font on your system has problems. When I double-click the Smart Object, it says the text layer need to be updated for vector output, I update and it looks correct.

Our text engineer asked me to have you try clearing font font cache: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/troubleshoot-fonts-photoshop.html#photoshopfontcache 

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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I removed and reinstalled Source Code Pro and cleared the Photoshop and system font caches, and I still have the issue.

When I open the Smart Object it gives me that alert and if I choose to update, the correct text is restored (still in light italic instead of regular). But if I try to start over and make a new Smart Object from a new text layer, the text gets garbled again.

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2 months ago

Very strange. I've tried on 6 different Macs running both Catalina and Big Sur. I'll need to talk with type folks more but they're out on holiday until next week.

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging