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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How to install font from sources

What is the right way to install font from sources on OS X?
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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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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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How to fix iTunes/Skype where fonts all show up as boxes after Mountain Lion upgrade?

When I login to iTunes or Skype the fonts all show up as boxes. No fonts were removed on installed; none are disabled and all the normal ones show up. Doesn't happen on any web site; only seems to ...
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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 font, Chicago. Is this font included anywhere in OS X Mountain Lion? If not, what is the ...
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Safari 6: How to change default fonts?

This is probably a duplicate. I can't imagine I'm the first person to notice this. It seems that Safari 6 has removed the appearance tab from the preferences, and with it, the ability to change the ...
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Font smoothing on external display working badly. (rMBP)

I have attached two external monitors to my retina MacBook Pro: 24" Dell 1920x1200 with HDMI->DVI 19" Samsung 1280x1024 with Thunderbolt->VGA While non-retina enabled apps look just fine (e.g. ...
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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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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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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 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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How do I find out what serif font is being used in the Day One mac app?

I use the Day One regularly and love it. I also write a lot (for work) and have found that Day One serif font and style making writing such a pleasure. I'd like to use the font in my other word ...
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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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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 can I increase my font sizes without decreasing my resolution?

I have a 24" iMac at home which at the max resolution (1920 x 1200) is very comfortable for me to see my desktop and read text. Now at work I have a 27" iMac with a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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Font gets replaced

I'm having the following problem! My fonts get replaced in multiple programs (E.g. twitter, itunes, tweetdeck) It all looks like the screenshot I added below. I don't know how this came all of a ...
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Is it possible to increase the font size in iTunes?

How does one make the fonts that iTunes uses for things like app descriptions larger? I know about Universal Access -> Zoom, but I'm looking for something a little more app-specific, like web ...
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How to show more fonts in Preview?

Using cmd+t while annotating an image with text in Preview I don't find all the fonts I have installed. For example there is no Verdana or Century Gothic. How can I view them?
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Any Twitter clients for iPhone with larger font size?

Are there any Twitter clients for iPhone that have larger font size than the one used in the official Twitter for iPhone app?
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Beautiful, outlined font name in Mac OS X

What is the font called in Mac OS X, like the main navigation bar at the top of this site, or something like the font that shows the date at the top right of Mac OS (It has the sort of white outline)? ...
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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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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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My fonts are sometimes displaying as Chinese/Japanese?

I am getting a problem with fonts on my machine sometimes showing as Chinese/Japanese characters (I'm not sure which). This happens in many apps, although the ones where it is easily reproducable ...
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iOS and OSX Helvetica Neue Issues

Snow Leopard came with HelveticaNeue.dfont (Truetype). iOS5 also came with HelveticaNeue. Presumably, a Keynote document created on the Mac, using this font and shared by iCloud to an iPhone will ...
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How to set a default font for outgoing messages in Mail on Lion

Mail in OS X 10.7 (Lion) doesn't allow me to set a default font for outgoing messages, and it's finicky when I change it in the message. When I show the font bar (by clicking the A button at the top ...
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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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Font Book finds duplicate fonts installed by Microsoft Office

Once you install Microsoft Office on a Mac, you get a bunch of new fonts. This is great, except many of them conflict with existing fonts that shipped with OS X. Open Font Book. Select all fonts in ...
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Problems with font rendering on a MacBook Pro using external 24" LCD

I have a 24" HP LP2475w at my home and 23" Apple Cinema Display at work. Today when I turned on my laptop at work, I noticed that all fonts look perfect (after having an issue with rendering for the ...
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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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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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Export Apple symbol font glyph to image

I am trying to add an apple symbol to an iPhone app I am writing. It there a way to export an item in the font to an image?
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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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Move “Favorites” font collection to another machine

On my old laptop I had a moderate-sized collection of "favorites" fonts that I've set over the past few years. The laptop is now gone, but I have a disk image with the entire contents of the hard ...
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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.