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I recently purchased a full set of Futura for a class design project, largely to get a variety of different weights and styles (the project is typography based). I took delivery of the fonts as a set of 21 TTF files, but when I try to install them on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, only 6 or 7 styles appear in Illustrator or Word when I try to use the font.

I found this (below) which appears to be the same problem, but there's no evidence of a fix here and I really don't have the option of giving up on the font - the assignment gave us a small number of fonts to choose from, and Futura is far and away the most interesting option.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/some-styles-of-installed-fonts-are-missing-or/f9ae2de9-5f84-4ed7-8198-c9282ea68aea?tm=1315399626275

Has anyone else encountered this issue and found a workaround? (Or failing that, does anyone know where I can get a piece of software that will let me edit the typeface name so that the different styles don't group?)

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I'm having a problem that may or may not be related. I'm trying to copy the Futura font pack from my Mac to my Windows machine. After converting the TTC to Windows-compatible TTFs via an online font converter, the fonts show up just fine when previewed individually in Windows. However, when I try to install them, Futura Condensed Medium and Futura Medium "shadow" each other. Whichever one is installed first is the only one that shows up, and if I then delete the font from my Fonts directory, the shadowed one pops up in its place. Futura Condensed Extra Bold and Futura Medium Italic work fine. –  Archagon Jun 2 '12 at 9:17
    
My guess is some sort of metadata conflict or error, but I used all the tools I could find to figure out the problem (including the incredibly powerful FontForge) and so far haven't found anything. I'll update the thread if I find a solution. One hacky fix, by the way, is to use a tool (FontForge or Typograf, for instance) to change the family name from Futura to something else for the missing fonts (eg. "Futura Fix 1", "Futura Fix 2", etc.). That way, Windows doesn't try to combine them, preventing the shadowing from occurring. But again, perhaps this is a different problem. –  Archagon Jun 2 '12 at 9:21
    
After some more research, it appears that the fonts that get shadowed are condensed/regular. I guess Windows is confused about that distinction. –  Archagon Jun 2 '12 at 9:37

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FontForge may be of some help in renaming the font families.

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