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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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 ...
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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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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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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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finer control of Preview anti-aliasing (font smoothing)?

I have just updated to Yosemite and something must have changed in the way Preview renders fonts. I find that Preview display of text in PDF files is rather sloppy, I am pretty sure it used to be ...
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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 are the weights of the San Fransisco font?

What are the weights of the San Fransisco font? More specifically: standard (not compact) I'm pretty sure it's different for the two types (display and text). I'd like to know both.
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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 ...
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Incorrect apostrophe character in MS Word 2011 on Mac

I'm using Word for Mac 2011. When using the default font - Cambria - extra spaces appear when I type an apostrophe followed by another character. See the screenshot at: As you can see in the ...
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How can I add to the special characters dictionary in Xcode?

I want to add the Font Awesome Icons to my Xcode special characters dictionary, (Edit->Emoji & Symbols) so that I can manually input FontAwesome Icons into my UIButton and UILabels from the ...
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Copy the 'explicit' or 'E' symbol from songs in the iOS Music app

I have songs in my Music app that are marked as 'explicit'. Is there a way to copy this 'explicit'/'E' symbol so I can use it somewhere else?
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Recommended fixed width font for shell prompts and Eclipse

I've just installed OS X Lion, and found that the default fonts (Menlo and Monaco) are quote uncomfortable for Shell prompts and the Eclipse IDE. Is there a good, general-purpose fixed width font for ...
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How to delete font on iOS?

Is there a way to uninstall font on iOS? I played with fonts on my iPhone and installed some with help of apps. But now I need to remove them for developing purposes.
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Which font is shown in the Visual Studio 2015 OS X sample code?

What is the name of this font shown in Visual Studio 2015 for OS X?
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What is font used in Apple's Japanese and English dictionaries in Yosemite?

Quick search in Google shows the font used (for English dictionary) is Baskerville, but I'm not sure this is same font used in Yosemite. No idea for the Japanese font used in the dictionary though. ...
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How to fix fonts of apps ported from Windows such as Metatrader for Mac?

I have installed Metatrader for Mac by downloading Metatrader_4_for_Mac.dmg. It is the most popular trading platform on Windows, and the Mac version looks exactly like Windows. The problem with the ...
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How to emulate Mac OS 8 (in a way that supports CD-ROMs)

I am trying to install old software on my either one of my Macs (Powerbook G4 and iMac 21.5 from 2011). This software contains old fonts in a very rare format, which I would like to be able to watch ...
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How would one go about getting Apple to adjust the standard kerning table for a small obscure part of unicode

Playing around on facebook recently, I typed some old norse runes, and noticed that the kerning is positively atrocious. Not too surprising, since this is very much an edge case. Nonetheless, I would ...
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Affinity Photo Crashing - CopyFontsForRequest received mig IPC error

Just bought Affinity Photo for my Mac Mini running Yosemite. Cannot open a psd stating it cannot be parsed. and I either see this 7/10/15 3:01:42.190 PM Affinity Photo[8306]: CoreText ...
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Text not displaying correctly

We just recently got new iMacs at work, and we're all having the same issue Not only do we get characters like those in all web browsers, but even some apps! Is there a way to fix the characters? ...
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Add TL Symbol to Character Viewer (Unicode 20BA) [TL simgesi]

I want to add the new 2012 Turkish Lira currency symbol, U+20BA, to Character Viewer as shown at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_lira_sign What can I do?
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Weird font in system windows

Suddenly all the system windows have this weird font. I can't read nor understand what the system is asking me. How can I change it to normal fonts? I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3
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increase font for all apps/menus in mac [duplicate]

Is there an app to increase/change default fontsize for all applications in mac ? It is really painful for me to read default fonts or to increase fontsize in every app I open, and even worse, the ...
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Word for Mac: how to increase/decrease font size with (laptop) keyboard?

Again, title says it all. On a normal Mac keyboard, shortcuts for font increase/decrease are: SHIFT CMD < - decrease SHIFT CMD > - increase However, on a laptop keyboard the latter doesn't work. ...
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Increase system wide font size or just in toolbars and menus? [duplicate]

As somebody who is a Linux user mainly for us system wide font size is easy. Now that I use OSX at work I have been having a lot of trouble. While I can get the apps themselves to change the font ...
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Dialogue box fonts are missing. Showing up only as A's with Squares or boxes. How can I fix this? Help [duplicate]

I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and now every time the computer asks me to input a password in the dialogue box I get this weird anti-font. It looks like Capital A's inside of boxes. Its like the ...
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Sublime Text 2 in OSX: all fonts are bold regardless of theme or font

I have a weird problem on mac (OSX 10.7): any theme or font I choose - all fonts appear in bold. I sync all settings with Dropbox and on Windows 7 and Ubuntu the fonts are normal. Don't know if it's ...
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Resizing whole text containing different fonts in TextEdit

My text file uses two fonts, Helvetica for usual text and the ALPHABETUM-Unicode specialized font for rare ancient characters. The system handles it nicely, as the sizes of the ALPHABETUM ...
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Increase font size in OS

I have a 17-inche Macbook-pro, the resolution is at the moment 1920x1200, the font size of the system looks very small. Is there a way to increase the font size without changing the resolution? It ...
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Preview: Changing font in auto-identified PDF form fields

How can you change font options (size, typeface, color, etc) for the text you type into PDF form fields? This question is different than Change font size for PDF Text Annotation in Preview. That ...
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Mac Password dialog box font missing / corrupt

Since changing my Mac's font from the default on Yosemite to San Francisco (the font on the Apple Watch for those who don't know) my Mac's password dialog box has always appeared like this. It still ...
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Yosemite - Make Safari tab font bold or bigger

I’ve updated my system to Yosemite and now I wonder if there’s a way to increase tab font size (or make it bold).
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Certain applications seem to ignore font smoothing at low sizes

Certain applications seem to disable ALL font-smoothing (including AA) at certain small font sizes. This is by far most annoying in mathematica. When I have to export to HTML or rasterize text for ...
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How can I use the Yosemite UI version of Helvetica Neue

Yosemite switched the UI font to Helvetica Neue, but it's not quite the same font that you get when you select Helvetica Neue from FontBook or in any text field. There's a bit more space between ...
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unable to install Google's Droid Sans Mono font

I've downloaded Droid Sans, Droid Serif, and Droid Sans Mono fonts from google.com/fonts and the first two have installed just fine. OS X 10.9.5. I'm extracting the font file from the download ZIP ...
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Font smoothing is wrong after Mavericks update on MacBook Pro with high-res display (not retina)

After I updated to Mavericks, the font smoothing is terrible, tried playing with the setting in system preferences (didn't restart yet) and nothing changed. I have a 15 inch early 2011 Macbook Pro ...
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Shortcut to Change to a Specific Font

Is there a way to change to a particular font style using a single function key? For instance, I would want to be able to change any font to "Helvetica Bold 16" every time I press F5 if rich text is ...