Adobe Photoshop CS Text Tool Error

If you receive the following message when trying to enter some text on a image

 “Could not complete your request because something prevented the text engine from being initialized.”

then try Resetting the Tool. You can find that option next to the tool. If it didnt work, try to allocate more RAM as photoshop is highly resource consuming.

After all the tries, if the text tool still gives error, try to delete all the extra fonts you installed in the system and keep only the fonts required by the system. You can follow the below guide for that.

List of Windows Fonts

Microsoft Windows 2000

Microsoft Windows NT Microsoft Windows XP
Arial
Arial Black
Arial Bold
Arial Bold Italic
Arial Italic
Comic Sans MS
Comic Sans MS Bold
Courier 10,12,15
Courier New
Courier New Bold 
Courier New Bold Italic 
Courier New Italic
Georgia
Georgia Bold
Georgia Bold Italic
Georgia Italic
Impact
Lucida Console 
Lucida Sans Unicode
Microsoft Sans Serif
Modern
MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24
MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24
Palatino Linotype
Palatino Linotype Bold
Palatino Linotype Bold Italic
Palatino Linotype Italic
Roman
Script
Small Fonts
Symbol
Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24
Tahoma
Tahoma Bold
Times New Roman
Times New Roman Bold
Times New Roman Bold Italic
Times New Roman Italic
Trebuchet MS
Trebuchet MS Bold
Trebuchet MS Bold Italic
Trebuchet MS Italic
Verdana
Verdana Bold
Verdana Bold Italic
Verdana Italic
Webdings
WingDings
Arial
Arial Bold
Arial Bold Italic
Arial Italic
Courier 10,12,15
Courier New
Courier New Bold
Courier New Bold Italic
Courier New Italic
Lucida Console
Modern
MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24
MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24
Roman
Script
Small Fonts
Symbol
Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24
Times New Roman
Times New Roman Bold
Times New Roman Bold Italic
Times New Roman Italic
WingDings
Arial
Arial Black 
Arial Bold 
Arial Bold Italic 
Arial Italic 
Comic Sans MS 
Comic Sans MS Bold Courier 10,12,15 
Courier New 
Courier New Bold
Courier New Bold Italic 
Courier New Italic 
Estrangelo Edessa 
Franklin Gothic Medium 
Franklin Gothic Medium 
Italic 
Gautami 
Georgia 
Georgia Bold 
Georgia Bold Italic 
Georgia Italic Impact 
Latha 
Lucida Console 
Lucida Sans Unicode 
Microsoft Sans Serif 
Modern MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 
MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 
Mv Boli 
Palatino Linotype 
Palatino Linotype Bold 
Palatino Linotype Bold Italic 
Palatino Linotype Italic 
Roman 
Script 
Small Fonts 
Symbol 
Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24 
Tahoma 
Tahoma Bold 
Times New Roman 
Times New Roman Bold 
Times New Roman Bold Italic 
Times New Roman Italic 
Trebuchet MS 
Trebuchet MS Bold 
Trebuchet MS Bold Italic 
Trebuchet MS Italic 
Tunga 
Verdana 
Verdana Bold 
Verdana Bold Italic Verdana Italic 
Webdings 
WingDings 
WST_Czech 
WST_Engl 
WST_Fren 
WST_Germ 
WST_Ital 
WST_Span 
WST_Swed 
Microsoft Windows 95 Microsoft Windows 98 Microsoft Windows ME
Arial
Arial Bold
Arial Italic
Arial Bold Italic
Courier
Courier New
Courier New Bold
Courier New Italic
Courier New Bold Italic
Modern
MS Sans Serif
MS Serif
Smallfonts
Symbol
Times New Roman
Times New Roman Bold
Times New Roman Italic
Times New Roman Bold Italic
Wingdings
Abadi MT Condensed Light
Arial
Arial Black
Arial Bold
Arial Bold Italic
Arial Italic
Book Antiqua
Calisto MT
Century Gothic
Century Gothic Bold
Century Gothic Bold Italic
Century Gothic Italic
Comic San MS
Comic San MS Bold
Copperplate Gothic Bold
Copperplate Gothic Light
Courier
Courier New
Courier New Bold
Courier New Italic
Courier New Bold Italic
Courier 10, 12, 15
Impact
Lucida Console
Lucida Handwriting Italic
Lucida Sans Italic
Lucida Sans Unicode
Marlett
Matisse ITC
Modern
MS Sans Serif
MS Serif
MS Sans Serif 8, 10, 12, 14,
18, 24
MS Serif 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24
News Gothic MT
News Gothic MT Bold
News Gothic MT Italic
OCR A Extended
Smallfonts
Symbol
Symbol 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24
Tahoma
Tahoma Bold
Tempus Sans ITC
Times New Roman
Times New Roman Bold
Times New Roman Bold Italic
Times New Roman Italic
Verdana
Verdana Bold
Verdana Bold Italic
Verdana Italic
Webdings
Westminster
Arial
Arial Alternative Regular
Arial Alternative Symbol
Arial Black
Arial Bold
Arial Bold Italic
Arial Italic
Comic San MS
Comic San MS Bold
Courier 10, 12, 15
Courier New
Courier New Bold
Courier New Italic
Courier New Bold Italic
Impact
Lucida Console
Marlett
MS Sans Serif 8, 10, 12, 14,
18, 24
MS Serif 8, 10, 12, 14,
18, 24
Smallfonts
Symbol
Symbol 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 24
Tahoma
Tahoma Bold
Times New Roman
Times New Roman Bold
Times New Roman Bold Italic
Times New Roman Italic
Trebuchet
Trebuchet Bold
Trebuchet Bold Italic
Trebuchet Italic
Verdana
Verdana Bold
Verdana Bold Italic
Verdana Italic
Webdings
Westminster
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  3. Like a lot here I had problems with PS CS2 for about 3 days.
    error messages and mysterious closings that all seem to revolve around text functions and fonts.

    The solution for me was not to trash my fonts, reinstall my OS, redo my permissions or anything like that. I was able to fix photoshop CS2 in a few minutes.

    Cured the following problems.

    Missing previews on 50-60% of fonts on font menu
    Error when trying to use text tool
    Error tring to edit text on exiting PSD files

    The full article along with the simple fix can be found in the Technical Support Section at

    http://www.manta-2000.com/tech/techsupport.htm

    This isnt an attemp to spam, but I am making my rounds sharing my solution since I found so many people suffering from this same issue over the course of the three days I struggled with it.

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