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What the font? (Why does Evernote ignore installed fonts?)

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Why does Evernote ignore the fonts that are installed on our Macs, forcing us to use only a tiny, arbitrary subset of even the "stock" fonts that are available to every other 3rd-party app?

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6 hours ago, soundsgoodtome said:

Why does Evernote ignore the fonts that are installed on our Macs, forcing us to use only a tiny, arbitrary subset of even the "stock" fonts that are available to every other 3rd-party app?

I'm not seeing a "tiny, arbitrary subset of even the "stock" fonts"5a60c016907cb_ScreenShot2018-01-18at07_39_54.png.388d326da4386c9b8893aa9da57e69f8.png

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20 hours ago, DTLow said:

I'm not seeing a "tiny, arbitrary subset of even the "stock" fonts"5a60c016907cb_ScreenShot2018-01-18at07_39_54.png.388d326da4386c9b8893aa9da57e69f8.png

 

1. Create a new note, and place the cursor in the body of the note (not the title).

2. At the upper-left, there's a fonts menu. (It probably bears the name of the currently selected font.)

3. Click it. What do you see?

Here's what I see:

5a61dc1598146_Tinysubset.png.be0d2feeb52ba2cd3e39bd1919df7852.png

That's what I call a tiny, arbitrary subset of even the "stock" fonts.

If other fonts are available, why isn't there, at the very least, a "More fonts" or "Show fonts" option in this menu? The absence of such is why I believed these were the only fonts available. But the plot thickens:

Although it's nice to know that the big Fonts window can be opened, surprise! Evernote actually ignores some of the shown fonts.

For example: Try to select Helvetica Neue Light, then let us know how that goes.

Ironically, if text in Helvetica Neue Light is pasted into Evernote, Evernote displays it. But if you select some text, then try to select Helvetica Neue Light, Evernote refuses.

Why?

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3 hours ago, soundsgoodtome said:

1. Create a new note, and place the cursor in the body of the note (not the title).

2. At the upper-left, there's a fonts menu. (It probably bears the name of the currently selected font.)

3. Click it. What do you see?

5a6214e5ed69a_ScreenShot2018-01-19at07_54_49.thumb.png.58449a2e7aff14e957c284d9ebd969df.png

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On 1/19/2018 at 7:55 AM, DTLow said:

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1. I have Evernote installed on four, different Macs (one running High Sierra, two running Sierra, and one running El Capitan), and on each one, I see only the small subset of fonts, not the long list of fonts in your screenshot. This is baffling. Did you do something special to enable that?

2. You didn't address my inquiry about Helvetica Neue Light (which is the specific font I need to use at the moment).

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7 hours ago, soundsgoodtome said:

1. I have Evernote installed on four, different Macs (one running High Sierra, two running Sierra, and one running El Capitan), and on each one, I see only the small subset of fonts, not the long list of fonts in your screenshot. This is baffling. Did you do something special to enable that?

I'm not sure how I accomplished this, but my guess is using the Font Book app5a639dc35b8ed_ScreenShot2018-01-20at11_48_51.png.fb30661a2580efd1ff3a7d8c4f8c0fb3.png

*found it* see Evernote: Add Fonts on the Mac from @GrumpyMonkey 

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20 hours ago, DTLow said:

I'm not sure how I accomplished this, but my guess is using the Font Book app5a639dc35b8ed_ScreenShot2018-01-20at11_48_51.png.fb30661a2580efd1ff3a7d8c4f8c0fb3.png

*found it* see Evernote: Add Fonts on the Mac from @GrumpyMonkey 

 

Thanks. That procedure does add fonts to the "subset of fonts" menu.

However, Evernote still refuses to acknowledge Helvetica Neue Light. It literally ignores the choice and just uses Helvetica Neue regular instead.

Is there anyone from Evernote who can explain why this is the case? Better yet, is there anyone from Evernote who can get this bug fixed?!

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I'm having the same issue on Windows 10, I installed Helvetica Neue on my PC, but Evernote just refuses to "acknowledge" the font and automatically replaces it with the default Segoe UI. Very weird indeed. And even more strangely, "classic" Helvetica works perfectly fine after being installed manually.

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