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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Blackboard theme for iPad Keynote

I'm creating a presentation with my MacBook Pro and Keynote. I'm using the theme Blackboard which uses the font Chalkboard. When I import the presentation on my iPad Mini via iCloud the default font ...
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Can the default font size for “Email this Page” text be changed in Mountain Lion?

In Mountain Lion, Safari has a new method of "Email this Page" which opens up a new mail message where the web content can be shown as a page, pdf, or a link. If one chooses "Link", the font type and ...
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How can I change the text colour and font of the username and password in Lion login

I would like to change the text you type your username and password in with on the Lion login screen. I have a Command and conquer login screen and I would like to change the colour of the username ...
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Terminal Encoding Not Working For Certain Characters

EDIT This problem was solved in my case by changing terminal emulation from VT100 to xterm. Apparently the two programs I was trying don't behave properly when it comes to VT100 terminal line ...
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Messed up fonts on Mavericks retina Macbook Pro secondary monitor

Just got my first Mac and am loving it except for the extremely annoying fact that fonts get messed up on my secondary monitor. The strange thing is that when I drag a window over from my laptop ...
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Mac Terminal support for multiple fonts

I was trying to get emacs minimap to work on the terminal - http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/MiniMap However, the font is the same size as the rest of the screen, which makes it pretty useless. It ...
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How do I change the default font size for reading in Mail 6.0?

How do I change the default font size for reading the body of messages in Mail 6.0? I know that I can use ctrl++, but I want the reading pane to default the body of the message to a larger font ...
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Spaces and some other fonts are changed to rectangles?

I installed Microsoft Office 2011 yesterday on my MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. I already had Microsoft Office 2008 on this device and simply added 2011. Now for some reason, many of my fonts have ...
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Blurry/aliased text on external LCD in Lion

I have an external LCD hooked up to my MacBook Pro 5,5 running Lion. I have major aliasing on the external monitor in every application. Using the commonly recommended defaults -currentHost write ...
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AppleFontSmoothing Has No Effect On My ViewSonic VX2450

I've followed the advice in these questions and am not having any luck. No matter what I try, the fonts are rendered so poorly on the external monitor. My environment - MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 ...
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How to restore default fonts on Mavericks?

I have deleted the Lucida Grande font from my system, and system bars and menus are full of weird characters. I cannot use my MBA properly. How can I restore system fonts without losing my data?
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Windows-PowerPoint presentations on an iPad with great typography distortion

I have a PowerPoint presentation created on Microsoft Windows. When I play it on an iPad there are great typography distortions. There are a lot of fonts not found on the by iPad. Could I install my ...
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Are there fonts that include note characters?

On my Mac, there is a font that contains the "BEAMED EIGHT NOTES" Unicode character, but there are no fonts that contains the "MUSICAL SYMBOL PLUS NOTEHEAD," or the "MUSICAL SYMBOL QUARTER NOTE" ...
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What's the new font used on Yosemite [closed]

Do you have any idea what's the new topygraphy used in Yosemite ? on Mavericks it used to be Lucida Grande/Helvetica but it looks like it has change on Yosemite.
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Helvetica font rendering issue on MacBook Leopard

So I have just re-installed Leopard on my MacBook and recovered from my Time Machine only to find I have font rendering issues with the Helvetica font: This happens in browser or in apps like Mail. ...
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What monospace font is most legible at the smallest size?

Does anyone know which monospace font in the Terminal program or iTerm is the best to use at very small font sizes?
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Is there no way to display an o with a macron (ō) in the Gill Sans supplied with OSX / iOS?

I’d like to use the character ‘ō’ in an app we’re building, and in its accompanying promotional website. We’re using Gill Sans for the interface font, but it seems to lack this character in the ...
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Select font when converting .txt to .pdf from command line

I often need to convert text files to PDF from the command line. I currently use enscript, a2pdf, cupsfilter, etc. The feature I'm missing is the ability to use an OS X font instead of one of the ...
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In Lion's new Mail.app, is it possible to change the font size of the mailbox list?

I have a small screen and MANY email mailboxes. I'd like to make the side panel font size smaller, but I can't find an option for it. Is there one? (I can change the font size in messages and in the ...
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Computer modern font for OSX

I need it to make posters with Scribus. I got the hint that use the Computer Modern Font. However, I am not sure if the newest OSX has it, where could I get it from?
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How can I add fonts to GIMP 2.8.2 on OS X?

Starting with GIMP 2.8, the application is no longer visibly dependent on X11, so suddenly all the advice I'm aware of for adding fonts to GIMP don't seem to work. (This worked with GIMP 2.6) Now ...
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How to restore default Mountain Lion font distribution?

Deleting windows font which were copied from my bootcamp partition I'd like to clean the installed font list because there might be a lot to deactivate by hand. Is there a way to confirm which fonts ...
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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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Web fonts look worse after deleting MS Office

I recently deleted my MS Office 2011 and decided to use only iWork or Libre Office or LaTeX. The problem is, now fonts on all browsers look worse than before. I have no idea why this is so, it only ...
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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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How to fix poor font rendering in Mac iBooks?

The font rendering in iBooks (version 1.0.1) on my Mac (Mavericks 10.9.1) is outright horrible. The text is jagged and rough looking. I've tried changing the font but that doesn't help, it still looks ...
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How can I create a custom colored icon font?

How can I create custom colored icon font as Apple did for emoticons? I'd also need a font making tool that imports .svg images.
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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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Why does text occasionally render poorly in Safari for Windows?

I don't quite understand why certain websites like Twitter render text so badly in my Safari browser 5.1.2 (under Windows 7 x64). The same problem doesn't occur in Chrome or Firefox or IE. And it ...
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Is there an app that quickly makes an image of selected text?

I'm facing the following problem: I would like to compare different fonts in a presentation by arranging single letters such as 'a' next to each other. Imagine a slide with, say, a Helvetica 'a' on ...
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List of (activated) fonts with shell command in os x

Is here any shell command for getting the list of activated fonts? Mean something like: some_font_util -activated -format 'file: name' for getting a list of activated fonts in a form: ...
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After Mavericks upgrade Chrome font is terrible

I just upgrade to Mavericks and had some issues. Out of all the issues, one that I get frustrated the most is Chrome browser is not displaying font like it use to be. Here are two images taken from ...
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Is there a guideline for the max number of active fonts

I manage my fonts through FontExplorer X. Today I noticed that I have 770 fonts activated. All legitimately licensed, by the way. The Adobe CS family installs a bunch, I've purchased and have received ...
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Why will Text Edit and other apps prevent me from choosing text colors?

I have had a Genius take a look at my MacBook, no one has offered ANY support that works. Forgive me if I'm learning how to describe the issue, but here is my problem with TextEdit, Apple Mail and ...
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How do I uninstall a font?

I double-clicked a downloaded font and it installed itself in /Users/myuser/Library/Fonts. But all other fonts are installed in /Library/Fonts. Why does it do that by default and how do I uninstall ...
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Using other glyphs in Arabic on the iPad

Arabic Keyboard on iPad uses GeezaPro font and obviously keys are limited compared to available glyphs, but what should I do if I want to use a glyph that doesn't have its own key. Is there any way I ...
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How to increase font size in Mac App Store?

How do you increase the font size in the Mac App Store? I have just gotten a new Apple Cinema Display and I'm getting used to the higher resolution. I like it and don't wish to lower it. I have just ...
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Weird Font Smoothing Issue

As the title says, I'm seeing a weird font smoothing issue. It appears to happen randomically, mostly in Safari. I don't know exactly how to explain it, so here are a couple of screenshots from ...
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Font properties of text layer in PSD file — possible to inspect without Photoshop?

I want inspect (and just that, without editing this layer) which font, size, color etc. were used in a given text layer in PSD file created with Photoshop. Is this doable without Photoshop.app? ...
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Apple Mail prints tiny fonts after Maverick upgrade

After installing Mavericks on my MacBook Pro 13 (non-Retina) and on my Mac Mini, a printed message from Mail appears in tiny font. This is independent of the printer (tried on Hp and on Epson). After ...
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How to trigger specific font when changing language?

I use Pages as my main word-processing application and regularly have to type in both English and Greek. I use either Times New Roman or Hoefler Text in English and GFS Porson for Greek. Is there a ...
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How to change fonts picked by Terminal.app to display languages other than English?

This is definitely and advanced topic and possibly needs a hack that I am willing to do. I edit Arabic files quite a lot. Arabic characters displayed by Terminal.app are not playing nice at all. To ...
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How to switch off subpixel antialiasing in Safari?

Is there a way to permanently switch off subpixel antialiasing in Safari OSX 10.8?
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Can you help me cure font outlines (as opposed to the font itself) showing up in webpages?

I am having some issues with fonts rendering improperly across browsers. Essentially i am just getting outlines, an example can be viewed her. For example on this page. ...
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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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How to show serving fonts in character table

In the upper right corner of the screen, right beside the clock, you can open the character table which opens a window with a lot of different characters, sorted by categories (currencies, arrows, ...
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Why does OSX's system font menu sizes skip from 14 to 18?

This is one of those things that has always seemed odd to me. I'm not sure if it's just typographic advice, or a hold over from when anti-alisiaing wasn't the norm in type but is there a known reason ...
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Terminal font is not smooth

I am new to Mac, and I am finding that the fonts are not smooth. Changing the system defaults (defaults write -g AppleFontSmoothing -int 2, "Use LCD font smoothing" checked) do not improve the fonts. ...
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How can I get the PostScript name of a TTF font installed in OS X?

I have a TTF font installed on my Mac that I have added to an X-Code development project. For the life of me, I can not get it to work with my application but I think it's because I'm using the wrong ...
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Using bitmapped Monaco in Textmate

When I use TextWrangler, I can use the beautiful, crisp bitmapped 10 point Monaco font: In TextMate, when I select Monaco 10 as my font, I get a much fuzzier rendered vector graphic from the ...