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 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 ...
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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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How to change the order of my Favorites in the Special Characters palette?

I've added special characters that I frequently use to my favorites, but I'd like to group them more logically than simply the order in which I "favorite" them. Is this possible?
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What font is used for the file extensions in mac icons?

The fonts on one of our macs have become corrupted. I was able to fix most of the problem by copying across a non-corrupt version of Lucida Grande from another Mac. However, the font used to display ...
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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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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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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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Strange font behavior with external monitors on MacBook

I have noticed some strange behavior when using an external monitor with my MacBook and DejaVu Sans Mono (or Panic Sans) with Terminal.app and TextMate. If I launch these programs prior to plugging ...
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Font on Unity Application doesn't smooth

I'm using Mac book pro 13 inches with retina display. I see that on retina screen, font is smooth, and in almost applications, I see font is always smooth, too but not in Unity. I'm currently using ...
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How to install Fontin in Mac

Could anyone please let me know how to install fontin which I download from Exljbris. I am new to mac so I am not sure what to do with .sit file.
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Where can I find default Microsoft fonts Calibri, Cambria?

If I want to test or use default Microsoft fonts on my Mac, and I own a post-2006 copy of Windows or Office, I believe I can legally use Calibri and Cambria although IANAL. This would be especially ...
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Can you get blackboard letter N, R, etc., symbols for mathematical notation?

The Special Characters palette includes many mathematical symbols, but I cannot seem to find blackboard bold versions of N, R, and Z, which are commonly used to denote the set of (respectively) the ...
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Mavericks missing Helvetica font

Since updating to Mavericks, I've had some issues with the system fonts. Most notably, I seem to be missing some variation of Helvetica. The system seems to replace with a similar font (maybe Lucida ...
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Application asks to allow incoming communications but is already allowed in firewall preferences

One of my login items is called FontAgent Activator.app Each time I restart, I am prompted to accept incoming network communications for this app. However the app is already listed as allow incoming ...
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How do I export a Keynote Presentation to PDF while embedding the font

It seems like the export to PDF option currently exists on Keynote (version '09) does not embed the font I use. What are my options besides buying Adobe Acrobat Professional?
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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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How can I generate specific text from collection of fonts?

I have text (3 words) that I want to test by generating this text from a collection of fonts ? do you know any way to automate this?
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How do I use the STIX Font in Mac OS X 10.7

I just found out that Mac OS X 10.7 ships with STIX fonts (Scientific and Technical Information Exchange format). Can someone explain me how I can make use of these fonts or where there is a tutorial ...
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Font Book does not Install all fonts

My Mac decided to delete all but 19 fonts, which is fairly annoying. It didn't really delete them, as in I still have the original files in the /Library/Fonts folder, but they've disappeared from Font ...
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Does OSX 10.9.1 have fontconfig installed by default?

I found at least the manual from my Macbook air. I have installed XCode full package. How can you see if you have fontconfig? I cannot find any such command in terminal nor in Fontbook.
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How to bring focus to Show Fonts dialog (eg. in TextEdit) on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I'm a quick typist and I don't want to use the mouse/trackpad unless I absolutely have no way to do something on a keyboard. It slows me down by at least 5 times. Now, for example, TextEdit is on. ...
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Outlook 2011 reports incorrect font size

My copy of Outlook 2011 is behaving oddly with respect to font sizes. When I compose an email and set the text to be, for example, 12pt, the text I get when I type within the email composition window ...
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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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Microsoft true type fonts on mac

How do I install the mainstream Microsoft Hebrew true-type fonts (David, Arial, Times New Roman Hebrew) in Mac? I would like to use these fonts both in MS-Office and Latex documents. In the ...
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PDF rendering - how much is iPad2 faster than iPad?

I read that iPad2 graphics is faster than iPad. I would like to know how much is iPad2 faster than iPad at PDF rendering.
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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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How can I fix broken font-rendering in Safari?

On some sites (especially this one) I cannot read certain parts, there are only A's displayed. How can I fix this?
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OS X Lion, Safari: could not turn off antialiasing

I had the antialiasing disabled in Safari (5.0?) in Snow Leopard, by setting defaults write com.apple.Safari AppleAntiAliasingThreshold -int 200 Now I have OS X Lion with Safari 5.1, and that ...
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How can I change the background and text colour for messages in Mail.app

I much prefer reading white text on a black background. Is it possible for me to configure Mail.app so that messages are displayed white-on-black instead of the other way around?
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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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Is there a way to use automator/write an apple script to change the font in several powerpoint documents?

A recurring issue at work: A powerpoint file needs to be moved in to illustrator and saved as an .eps file. The files are almost always submitted with the font set to Calibri which Illustrator ...
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Office for Mac 2011 Font Tahoma working but not showing in font list

I have the following problem: Using office for mac 2011 on Mac Os 10.9.4, I can use the font Tahoma in Word and Excel, but it doesn't show in the list, where you have to pick the font. If I just ...
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Install Apple Symbol font on Mac OS X

I use MacBook Pro Retina ME864 with Mac OSX 10.9.4 , Recently I download a Word file from internet which use Apple Symbol font and because I don't have this font on my system the characters shows ...
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Change OS X Font Rendering to Fit Pixel Grid

Until ultra high-res displays are ubiquitous, is there any way to modify the font rendering in OSX to optimise for legibility over faithful type reproduction, i.e. to more closely fit the pixel grid? ...
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Font Editor on OS X?

I have some fonts that has the same name (but they are different in weight). The default OS X font controller won't let me change their name. What are the editors out there can do it?
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10.9.2 What fonts can be deactivated? How?

I'm looking for ways to manage my fonts on 10.9 Just now to fix a hang in Dreamweaver CC, I used Font Book (v5.0) File --> Restore Standard Fonts... That fixed the hang, but now the font menus in ...
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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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Fix broken system font

I manually transferred some of the fonts from my old Mac via Fontbook to my retina MacBook Pro. After doing this the font for system popups broke. How can I fix it? Here is an example:
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Apple Mail displaying � instead of accented characters

We do our correspondence mainly in French and this happens to me a lot. I type a message with accented characters, and my client receives the text but with all the accents replaced by a � (black ...
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why Keynote ignores AppleAntiAliasingThreshold for text underline?

I'm using Keynote '09 (version 5.3 (1170) from App Store on OS X 10.8) as per Can I design web graphics with Pages more easily?, and I have defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleAntiAliasingThreshold 24, ...
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How can I enable a font?

Every time I enable a font in FontBook.app, it works well. But if I logout or restart MAC, the font is disabled again. I tried many times but it doesn't get better. For example, "Songti SC" and ...
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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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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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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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Weird renderings of folder names in Finder sidebar

I've just upgraded to OSX Lion from Snow Leopard, and started to notice these today in the sidebar of Finder: When you click on them, they go back to normal. What's going on here?
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Is it possible to redefine what Keynote interprets as bold and normal for a particular font?

When working in Keynote I like to use medium and light fonts instead of bold and normal. This causes me a problem because when I hit apple-b to embolden something I want the font to be switched to ...
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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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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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How can I use a newly installed font as an input source?

I just installed a new font, and I'd like to be able to type in it, system-wide, and not just within the confines of some application (e.g. MS Word.) I already type in other languages using the ...