A few weeks ago I advised caution with new SVG fonts in Adobe InDesign CC2019. (These are also called color fonts). Meanwhile my fears have been confirmed.
Christian Blaise, a French colleague from the Ghent Workgroup (GWG), has done extensive testing and published two english articles on his blog:
We recently discussed this issue in detail in the Process Control Working Group of the Ghent Workgroup, which I am chairing. The results were as follows:
- OpenType SVG fonts are not part of the PDF specification and must therefore be converted for PDF export.
- Adobe InDesign CC2019 is currently making a faulty conversion to Type 3 fonts.
- The RGB colors of the Type 3 fonts do not contain a color profile and are therefore not compatible with PDF/X-4.
- Adobe has announced that these bugs will be fixed soon.
- Callas and Enfocus have informed that they are working on special features for these fonts in Callas pdfToolbox and Enfocus PitStop. *)
Therefore the Ghent Workgroup recommends not to use OpenType SVG fonts for print files from Adobe InDesign CC2019 until these bugs are fixed.
*) UPDATE: First features for OpenType SVG fonts in Callas pdfToolbox and Enfocus PitStop have been released.