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But it still works if I manually copy fonts there. These empty files have the following permissions: --wxr-xr-x 1 mcb staff 0 7 Okt 2011 Lekton-Regular.ttf. What could be the problem here?

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What Version of OS X are you using? Can you preview the actual font before installing with QuickLook and does it look okay? – myhd Jan 15 '13 at 11:38
10.8.2 Mountain Lion, and the font can be viewed with QuickLook. – Lenar Hoyt Jan 15 '13 at 23:51
What are the permissions of the font(s) before you install them via Font Book? – myhd Jan 16 '13 at 10:24
The same issue was encountered here I think: – Highly Irregular Dec 1 '14 at 0:25
@HighlyIrregular Thanks for the follow-up. I have upgraded to Yosemite since then and haven’t encountered the problem again. – Lenar Hoyt Dec 1 '14 at 8:25

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