How can I identify what font was used in a Photoshop layer when the font is not installed on my computer?


So I created a layout for a website a while back and now am getting back to the project. The issue is I have a small logo designed and I am trying to recreate the logo at a much larger resolution.

The issue is I needed a spade (of hearts, spades, clubs, diamonds) for the logo and ended up using a text spade. It's a special character (♠) and as such a lot of fonts don't include it. So I am getting a little error in the list of layers:

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I feel like in the past whenever this happened I would click on it to select the layer the font drop down would show "[Font Name]" instead of "Font Name" where the square brackets would represent that the font wasn't found — maybe I'm crazy but I feel like I've had that happen before. In this case the font is showing "Lucida Sans" which is a font that lacks the spade character.

When I try to edit the text I get this error:

"Editing or rendering the text layer "Spade" will cause its layout to change. Continue?"

… and when I click OK the spade disappears and shows that default Windows square for character not found.

Is there any way for me to figure out what font was originally used?

6/8/2014 2:47:00 PM

Target the text layer, then open the Character panel. The name of the font will appear in the "Font" field with square brackets around it, like this: [Times].

9/17/2011 11:19:00 PM