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 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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Can I change the font systemwide (10.8.3) [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the systems font? (finder, alerts, menus etc)
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Font Smoothing Woes

I just connected a Dell U2410 external monitor to my rMBP (OS X 10.8.2), via a "Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter". As noted frequently on the web, the display is horrible. I've read a bunch of links ...
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Google Chrome repeatedly displays monospaced fonts wrong as “Times New Roman”

I observe an extremely annoying font problem in Google Chrome for Mac. When I visit a page like GitHub or Bitbucket (which use monospaced fonts, e.g. for code) I see the HTML sections that are meant ...
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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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This PDF displays with question marks instead of letters

Something is wrong with the rendering of this PDF in Preview (or Quick Look). This is how it looks: I can see it in Adobe Reader on Windows. I'm not sure what font it is using, and I have Office ...
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How to increase the size of the OS X user interface without lowering the resolution?

I can adjust a few things, such as the Dock, but I don't see a way to say, "I want 1080p resolution, but I'm sitting 5 feet away and want bigger menus, fonts, etc across the entire system." This is ...
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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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Font smoothing randomly turning off

Recently my fonts turned a little too "crispy" in the sense that they looked a somewhat flattened and pixely. Exactly this problem, in fact: Weird Font Smoothing Issue After noticing it, I went ...
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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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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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How to install font from sources

What is the right way to install font from sources on OS X?
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Whenever I install a font using Font Book it copies a zero byte file into ~/Library/Fonts/

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 ...
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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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Are all pictogram fonts broken in Lion?

Since I updated to Lion (Mac OS X 10.7.2) all pictogram fonts (Zapf Dingbats, Webdings et al.) seem to be broken. The application I have tested are below. TextEdit Zapf Dingbats and Webdings do not ...
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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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How to unstyle incorrect (bold and italic) font display in Safari and Firefox?

I recently noticed that some sites/blogs I visit using either Safari or Firefox are showing fonts incorrectly. My site is included which is why I realised this was a problem. Instead of the correct ...
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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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Free solution to converting PostScript type 1 font to ttf?

Is there any software out there that can convert PostScript type 1 font to ttf?
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Where can I find information on the licence(s) that govern use of the fonts that come preinstalled on Mac OS X?

I've just read the licence for the Hoefler font (see their EULA). It says explicitly: You may not create Embedded Documents, except as expressly provided in paragraphs 3.2 and 3.3: and ...
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XeLaTeX doesn't have complete fonts

I've just moved to OS X form Ubuntu. I'm using OS X 10.8.2 unfortunately I'm not able to say what TeX distribution is installed on the computer since it wasn't me who installed it, I guess it was ...
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How does the OS X font fallback system work?

I'm trying to design a font containing symbols for internal use in our organisation. I've created a font using this tutorial, and I've assigned a symbol to the unicode position 0xF600. This lies ...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to add a symbol to the character palette?

I guess everybody here knows about the character palette of Mac OS X. Is it possible to create a new symbol, using an image or a vectorial shape made in Illustrator, and add it to the character ...
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Strange font weight in Google Chrome

I realised that on my 13" MacBook Pro (mid 2012), Google Chrome renders fonts with opacity in a different way than other browsers. This is what it looks like in Chrome: Notice that the second ...
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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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In Keynote, is there any way to assign shortcut keys to select specific fonts?

I'm writing a series of lectures where I use a different font to indicate code. Is there any way to assign new shortcut keys/key combinations to select the two fonts I want?
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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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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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After Upgrade to Mountain Lion I get blurry fonts

Since the upgrade to Mountain Lion, I get blurry fonts system-wide. It doesn't matter where it is: I've seen them on the log-in screen, Safari, Mail, Xcode, and Skype. Every font is very blurry. It ...
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Tool to install fonts on demand

I have too much fonts installed on my Mac, so photoshop (or indesign) can take a long time on operations that involve them (program startup, selecting them on the character palette etc) I'm looking ...
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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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Deleting windows font which were copied from my bootcamp partition

I recently wiped my os x partition to reinstall a fresh mountain lion. I already had windows xp installed as a bootcamp partition, and it seems os x copied windows font (tahoma, verdana, surely ...
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In Apple Pages, how can I disable italic swashes?

I am laying out a long document in Pages '09 v4.1 (923), using the "Hoefler Text" typeface for the body text. On certain characters (k, e, and others) at the end of an italicized word, the advanced ...
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Save as PDF from Word makes pixelated PDF in Acrobat but not Preview

I have a 2 year old MBP. I'm using Word 2008 and if I create a PDF using Save As... or Print > PDF, the resulting PDF will look fantastic when viewed with Preview. However, if I open the same ...
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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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How to install new font on OS X?

How to install new font on OS X to be used across OpenOffice, iWork, OfficeForMac, mail and other word processing applications?
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Is it possible to use custom fonts in Mobile Safari?

I need to install a font in iPad2, and Safari must be able to use it. Is it possible? Solution: I'm developing a iPad2 app using a web wrapper (PhoneGap) and a JS framework (Sencha Touch 2). I need ...
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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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Using a font that came with a Mac App Store app in other apps

I'm sort of generally curious about this, since pre-Mac App Store apps one could simply open the font file from within the app's package contents and install it through Font Book to allow use outside ...
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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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Which font is used when I export formulas from Grapher?

You can export formulas from Grapher with drag&drop. Which font is used for this? I want to write some stuff in the same font in Keynote, but I cannot find the correct font...
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How do you use small caps in Pages?

I don't see any obvious options for small caps in Pages, either under styles or text formatting. Do I need a special font, or does Pages have small caps capability at all?
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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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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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Formatting Text in Mail

I'd like to have all email that I send formatted with my font and size and color, like the way web based email does it. I'd just like to set a default font and have all email I send formatted this ...
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System font display issues since upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion

Since I upgraded my system from 10.6 Snow Leopard to 10.7 Lion, I have errors in the display of system fonts, and in the spacing of characters in documents. An image of my old system under 10.6 Snow ...