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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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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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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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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Are there any ways to improve the font rendering in X11.app / XQuartz?

I use WingIDE for Python development and it runs under X Windows. The X11 font rendering is driving me crazy. Are there any tricks for getting better fonts in an X Server on MacOS / Lion? Sample image ...
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Can I get the original Mac font Chicago on a Mountain Lion Mac?

I'm running Mountain Lion on a mid 2011 MacBook Air. I'd love to be able to set type in the oldest Macintosh system font, Chicago. Is this font included anywhere in OS X Mountain Lion? If not, what ...
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AppleScript: Select a specific drop down menu item?

folks. I'm incredibly new to AppleScript...just starting to open up my world to coding, and thought I'd start here. (I did BASIC back in high school. haha) All I'm trying to do is set a font type ...
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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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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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How to fix fontd process taking up 100% of the CPU?

I experience reoccurring incidents of fontd eating up all the process power. What could be the cause of this and how do I make it behave again?
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X11 font cache on OS X

Often when I open an X11 application (Wireshark, GIMP) it has to build some sort of font cache, which often takes 30 seconds or more during application launch. I don't change my fonts often and ...
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How font sizes at iPhone 6/6+ compare to earlier iPhones?

How font size is different in iPhone 6 / 6 Plus as compared to earlier iPhones (e.g. 5S)--given both the different screen size and DPI? Did the perceived* font sizes in system interfaces and built-...
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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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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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Is there a way to change the typeface used in Safari's “Reader” mode?

The typeface used in Safari's "Reader" mode (on both iOS and OS X) seems to be some form of Palatino, which, while certainly not the worst screen face, isn't the best either. This used to be a ...
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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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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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Which of iOS apps allow customizing font size?

Which of iOS apps that allow customizing font sizes: either through support of DynamicType / LargerText system settings (and BoldText that can be helpful to improve readability) or have their own ...
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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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External display has blurry fonts on Dell U2312hm- MacBook Pro Retina

I just bought a new Dell external display (U2312hm) for my MacBook Pro Retina. The fonts appear to be very blurry. I've searched and found a solution here, but it didn't fix my problem. I ran the ...
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Can I use or access the San Francisco font that comes with El Capitan?

The new font San Francisco, introduced in El Capitan throughout OS X's Finder and contextual menus, is a beautiful font and proves that once again, Apple is on top of their game when it comes to ...
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View all a fonts characters app?

Is there a Mac app for viewing all the characters of a font? Font book doesn't seem have this feature.
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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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Fixed-width text not appearing correctly in Safari after Lion upgrade

I recently updated to Lion, and have found that at least some HTML tagged as <pre> or <tt> shows up looking like this I've tried changing the fixed-width font in Safari. I've tried rebooting. ...
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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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Cannot change font size in Xcode 4?

Everywhere I look I see that in order to change the Font size in Xcode I simply click on the "fonts window button". However, I can't. I have a default install of Xcode, just started trying to use it ...
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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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Accidentally dragged a font's typeface out of the font dialog and “deleted” it

When I was trying to change the font in my xcode, I accidentally dragged a typeface out of the dialog with the mouse, causing the typeface to disappear from the fonts dialog forever. As you can see,...
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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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Delete font library without opening Font Book OR restore Font Book completely

This is driving me nuts. I created a Font Library or Font Collection (I don't even remember exactly anymore) in Font Book. I was silly enough to add a very large amount of non-previously-installed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to enlarge the status bar font size?

Can the status bar font be enlarged? Is this size hard-wired and unique? Is there any other (configurable) font size anywhere which could correspond to this one on user space? Some time ago, I asked ...
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Why does iOS 9 have different glyphs for some characters on keyboard vs. on screen?

With the new San Francisco font in iOS 9 (honestly, I had never paid attention to this in previous versions), I notice that, for some characters, the glyph that actually gets put on the screen after ...
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How do I convert a suitcase font?

I have a font set - Type: Font Suitcase I am sure I have used a terminal command to convert it to a TTF or OTF. I don't really want to pay for software to do so. What is the best way of converting ...
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What's a font name table and why do so many free fonts have a “minor issue” with its structure?

Every other free font I install, Font Book complains about a "minor issue" with its "name table structure". What is a name table? What sorts of problems should I expect these "minor issues" to cause?
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Why are chrome, safari and firefox rendering Open Sans 400 as Extrabold

Today half the web looks ugly. That's because half the web uses Open Sans 400, and on my macbook pro in all browsers it has suddenly started rendering as "Extrabold". Even on the Google Webfonts site ...