Learn about supported fonts in Datylon
There is quite a difference regarding supported fonts in Datylon for Illustrator versus the Datylon web app. Therefore the below article is split into one section per each Datylon product.
Tip: Use the filter in any Datylon font selector to quickly find the right font. Just type a text string and all font names containing that string will be shown in the list. To see the full list again, delete the text string typed.
All Datylon chart makers
The use of emojis is not supported in Datylon charts 😔. Although the preview might be OK, the final output to PDF or SVG for instance most often shows an undefined glyph instead of the expected emoji. Therefore it is recommended not to use emojis in your data.
Datylon web app
In the web app, some default fonts are available together with the most popular Google fonts. See the list below:
|Open Sans Condensed||PTSans-Bold.ttf|
|Noto Sans JP||PTSans-BoldItalic.ttf|
|Source Sans Pro||PTSerif-Italic.ttf|
On top of that, fonts embedded in the templates which are used to create new charts can also be used.
Datylon for Illustrator
In Datylon for Illustrator, the most commonly used fonts are supported. The below article describes which fonts are currently supported or not. We continue to work on extending the list, so please feel free to contact us in case you are looking for a specific font.
Currently Supported fonts
Datylon for Illustrator supports the following font types:
- TrueType (.ttf)
- TrueType Collection (.ttc)
- OpenType (.otf)*
- Adobe Creative Cloud fonts
To view which fonts are available for Illustrator, and to check if they are supported in Datylon, you can open the Character panel (Ctrl +T) in Illustrator and check the drop-down list:
Only Adobe Creative Cloud fonts or fonts that are installed in the system font folder can be used in Datylon for Illustrator.
The following default fonts are installed during the installation of Datylon for Illustrator:
When a Datylon chart is exported from Illustrator to the web app (Illustrator menu: Windows > Extensions > Datylon Account > Export to Datylon), the above default fonts are not embedded but retrieved online via public links. To embed also the defaults fonts in the exported file, check the option Embed fonts.
All other fonts are embedded, regardless if the Embed fonts option is checked or not.
Despite some font files have the extension ttf or otf, they are actually older font types like PostScript Type 1 fonts. In case of font problems it is therefor advised to first check the font type in your font manager e.g. Font Book on Mac: Select font > check Font “Kind”.
- Some fonts may cause problems in CMYK documents while they work in RGB color mode.
- Some users have reported issues with the following fonts
- On Mac: Apple, NotoSerif, NotoSans, Stix and Skia
- *OpenType Variable fonts are not supported
- OpenType Variable fonts are not supported in Datylon as such and therefore do not appear in the Datylon for Illustrator font selection list.
- OpenType Variable fonts are a kind of collection fonts, similar to TrueType Collection fonts, and are used to store a range of design variants in one single font file. As opposed to regular single OpenType font (.otf’s) which only includes one single variant in the font file.
- In case fonts are disabled or removed from the system folder while Illustrator is still open, they might still be visible in the Datylon font selector. This could also create inconsistencies when exporting charts to the Datylon web app. To overcome this, restart Illustrator when fonts are de-installed or de-activated.
Find some more info on fonts in Datylon for Illustrator here