A font (more accurately a typeface) is the graphic representation of characters and the software that manages or configures writing systems.

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Change fonts for incoming email outlook

Basic knowledge I know I how change the fonts in Mail.app, it is actually working fine and as I want. Problem: However, the change does not apply to email sent from Microsoft Outlook and opened in ...
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Terrible fonts on external display after installing XQuartz

I have a VS248 monitor and have been using it with my macbook pro for about a year now. It never rendered perfectly, but was quite acceptable for my eyes. Today I installed XQuartz because I wanted ...
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OSX DPI scaling

Windows has a feature that can make text and GUI objects larger by changing a DPI setting. This helps keeping the monitors native resolution, but still make text and objects larger on screen. Is ...
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Gmail App doesn't allow zooming in for Apple devices?

This is what my Mom said. She is an Apple user and is the only Apple user in my immediate family. I can't help really help her because she is not very technoliterate, and she and I are in different ...
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Change default font for input

I have a font that I use with a custom input to use my own glyphs. Is it possible (and if so how) to set the default font for this input to use across my OS (in a similar fashion to how the Japanese ...
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Accessibility in Firefox - Change Fonts

Full disclosure: I’m not disabled. But frankly I can’t read a lot of stuff displayed in Firefox. There are ways to adjust the fonts of web pages, but I can’t read the text under the Firefox ...
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Xcode 6 editor syntax highlighting - bold/italic font not displayed correctly

In Xcode, I have a theme which uses bold and/or italic typeface (mainly in Menlo family) for certain types of tokens. With keywords, there is no problem, keywords are displayed correctly as ...
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Creating own “Apple-style color font” without using paid software

Is it possible to create my own "Apple-style color font", that embeds images in something called sbix table, without using paid software? I learned that I don't have to convert png images into svg to ...
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Text is invisible in some apps in El Capitan

I've recently updated my Mac Mini to El Capitan and I am having problem with some of my apps: text is not displaying inside them. I am facing this issue with at least this apps: GitHub for Mac: ...
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Yosemite 10.10.05 - Distorted text and toolbar in application?

When trying to run the bluegriffon web designer application(ver 1.7.2), on a Macbook Air running Yosemite 10.10.05, text and some menus appear distorted and almost unreadable. We've tried restoring ...
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How to change subpixel order on OS X (Yosemite) for font smoothing

I'm used to using Windows (which has ClearType) or Linux and either of them let me adjust for the fact that my monitor has GBR sub pixel ordering. However on OS X all I can do is use commands like ...
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What font have you found to work the best with OneNote's OCR feature?

I've been trying to do some OCR with Microsoft OneNote and am experimenting with what font seems to work the best. While some seem to be relatively good, I'm curious if anyone has any experience with ...
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Gimp crashing while text editing

i'm having problem with GIMP.app. When editing fonts, aplication crashing. I tried to install newest XQuartz but this didn't help me. Process: GIMP-bin [1166] Path: ...
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Why does Safari display the letter combination 'fi' as 'if'?

I just came across a curious display error and was wondering what may cause it. In Safari the following webpage Cross-Country Skating: shows a strange behaviour. But the source code does not ...
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Do I need to get a license to use OS X system font in my app?

I recently completed my first cocoa app and want to publish it (not via Mac App Store), I am using system font in my app and not bundling any font with my app itself. Do I need to get permission to ...
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How to change title font color/style/etc for all Powerpoint slides?

I'm using Office 2011 on a MacbookPro. How do I change the font color for each slide in my powerpoint presentation? I inherited a presentation that has been edited by multiple people, each using ...
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Macbook 12" Swift 2.0 Xcode 7 filenames in project font color

Macbook 12" Swift 2.0 Xcode 7 filenames in project font color My problem outside of being 1 week into learning Xcode and Swift after not coding software for 15 years, is that the file names in my ...
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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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After adding a font with Font Book, is it safe to delete the original file?

I often find free download resources for font faces. I usually download the file and then double click ,expand, install with Font Book. It has never been clear to me if Font Book copies the font files ...
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How to delete fonts that are erroneously »in use«?

There is this issue on OSX that often when you put a font file into the trash, it can't be emptied as the system thinks the font is still in use: However, I've uninstalled it using Font Book, I've ...
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How do I set the mail.app message font to San Fransisco (System Font) [duplicate]

I'm using Mail.app in Mac OS X 10.11 (Yosemite). I would like for messages I compose to appear in the new, lovely, San Francisco font. I cannot seem to make that happen because neither "System Font" ...
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El Capitan system font blotchy on non-white background [Non-retina monitor]

EDIT: found solution, will post answer below. Turns out that even the screenshots I've posted appear fine in other devices. I've received a mac mini from a friend with El Capitan already installed, ...
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How to paste a smiley (😄) within Pages or Keynote?

Within the Character viewer, selecting the Emoji font set, I can paste a smiley here: 😄. I can do exactly the same paste of a smiley within TextEdit. When I try to paste the same symbol within a ...
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How to remove bold from desktop font on OS X El Capitan

I find the bold font on the desktop takes up more room than necessary and doesn't make the text any easier for me to read. Is there a way I can remove this bold formatting independently from the rest ...
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Terminal Sub-pixel Rendering improvement?

I recently noticed that the Menlo font is rendered differently in OS X El Capitan, depending on the application being used. After tinkering a bit with AppleFontSmoothing, I noticed that the crucial ...
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Download Font from Application to FontBook

Is it possible to download fonts from applications into FontBook? I go to the application and select "Show Contents" and find the .otf font files. I then try to download the font to FontBook and get a ...
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Pages keeps deleting empty lines when I change the font style

I am running the latest version of Pages (5.6). The problem occurs whenever I position the caret on a new, empty line. If I change the font style to bold (or turn off bold), Pages automatically ...
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How to Change default fallback font (for non-latin languages)

System: iMac running El Capitan 10.11.1. My question is: How do I change the default fallback font for Thai (or any non-latin language for that matter) so that the terminal app shows the Thai font of ...
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How do I switch the font back to previous in El Capitan?

The font changed in El Capitan and, consequently, in some of my programs, the font is off of the screen or cut off. How do I change the font back to the previous font, before El Capitan? Examples: ...
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Font size in VMWare Fusion on my Mac

Since I upgraded to Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F1021) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) the font size on my VMware Fusion is minuscule and I cannot figure out how to increase the font size. ...
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Remove fonts from top of Keynote Font Menu

When I click on the Font menu in keynote, I see many fonts that are not in my document: How do I remove the fonts that I'm not using?
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What is the “128 font limit” in classic Mac OS?

I was reading about Bill Gates' famous "640KB" quote, when I came upon http://www.faktoider.nu/640kb_eng.html, a nice article about the quote and its historical context. However, the article also ...
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How can I get back the thin monospace font on EI Capitan with PhpStorm 10?

I found that after I updated my OS X to EI Capitan a few weeks ago, the fonts used in my terminal and PhpStorm 9 are made a bit thiner (I didn't change any settings in terminal and PhpStorm 9), I ...
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create font library on custom folders with symlinks / setenv

the idea is to leave osx mavericks with the basic system fonts and create folder on other partitions or external drive, so i can organize fonts how i want without install them system-wide. got some ...
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Weird text replacements on all apps on OS X

I'm having a problem with the fonts on Mac OS X 10.10. I don't remember if I had this problem when I used 10.9, but I have it for more than a month now on 10.10. So, in some applications, some groups ...
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How to find which is my default System font?

Of so many fonts installed in /Library/Fonts/ how does OSX - El Capitan determine which font is to be used system wide?
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Cannot make text italic in TextEdit (but bold and underline work fine)

I've never seen this strange thing before. I am working on a new TextEdit file (not yet saved anywhere, but saved automatically on iCloud I assume). The document is not plain text, therefore I ...
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How can I make Arabic fonts in GIMP work?

If I select an Arabic font like Kufi (كوفي) and enter text into GIMP 2.8.14 on OS X 10.11, this is the result: As you can see, the letters are incorrectly disjointed. If I right-click on the text ...
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Can't find or use San Francisco in apps like Sketch

I understand that the font is only available for developers, but i'm not one at the moment, but when trying to use facebook sketch template for ios9 i get a prompt saying this My question is if ...
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Apple Font Tools cannot install in Macbook Pro El Capitan

I downloaded OS Font Tools, release 4 beta 1 (osxfonttools.dmg) and try to install in Macbook Pro El Capitan, but installation failed: anyone knows the reason?
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Where is the new San Francisco font? [duplicate]

I have an 27" IMAC (mid-2011) upgraded all the way from Snow Leopard-Lion-Mountain Lion-Mavericks-Yosemite-El Capitan. I am curious abot the new System Font (San Francisco) however I cant find it in ...
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Setting font weight in Terminal.app for El Capitan

I've noticed that there's a subtle difference in the way fonts are rendered in the Terminal app in El Capitan (vs Yosemite). It seems like it used to be the case that the AppleFontSmoothing property ...
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External Display and Blurry Fonts on El Capitan

I am one of the many who have extremely blurry fonts on external displays connected to my 2014 MacBook Pro. The solution for me has always been to follow this guide which runs a ruby script and puts ...
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Why does the add text comment font change if I open the pdf in preview after editing on Adobe Reader

Why does the add text comment font change if I open the pdf in preview after editing on Adobe Reader? I want to create a blank pdf page in the middle of my document. It seems like I can only do this ...
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Is there a user font for San Francisco in El Capitan?

I thought the new Apple font was called San Francisco, but I cannot find it in the font list of the Keynote.app for my Mac. Is it called another way or it is not available for Keynote? I am currently ...
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Apple Pages underline

When I underline a word with Pages 5.5.3 on OS X. For the fonts I use, the underline goes very close to the text, much closer than it is common with Microsoft Word. Just as "tracking" controls how ...
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How can I switch Chrome to display web pages with the San Francisco font in El Capitan?

I'd like for Chrome's default sans-serif font for websites to be San Francisco. However it's not showing up in the font list. Any ideas for how to change this setting?
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Notes App on El Capitan: Change Default Format [duplicate]

The Notes app on El Capitan now has a number of styles, such as Body and Heading. How do I change the fonts associated with this? I tried to make changes to the DefaultFonts.plist file, but it ...
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Do lots of fonts affect the (overall) performance of my system?

I got lots of fonts installed and active. Sometimes I feel like a large amount of fonts is slowing down my applications, especially when they offer font choices (e.g. Photoshop, Pages, …). The drop ...
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Relationship between OpenType fonts and PostScript printers, and impact on printing performance?

In the pre-OS X days, there was an important distinction between bitmap fonts and PostScript fonts, and between QuickDraw printers (the Mac equivalent of "Winprinters") and much more expensive ...