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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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.
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iPad/iPad2 - PDF page rendering speed

I would like to know how long (in milliseconds) does it take for the iPad/iPad2 to render a PDF page. Every page and every PDF are different, of course. I am interested in average figures if you have ...
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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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Safari v5.1.2 crashes frequently

I've noticed an enormous number of Safari crashes since switching to Mac OS X Lion, especially the new "reload all windows" crashes that leave Safari slow and unstable. Any tips for handling those ...
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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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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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What the font: the letter i used in Apple's information button

I am wondering what typeface this is:
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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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Do the “Print to PDF” / “Save to PDF” options embed fonts in the PDF file?

Specifically: When doing this within the MS Office suite (Powerpoint, Word etc.), does the font get embedded within the PDF? Does Preview.app embed fonts when “Saving as PDF”? If I’m generating the ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to make all fonts larger on the Macbook Air 13 or 11?

Instead of getting a Macbook Pro 13 or 15, I was thinking of getting the Macbook Air 13 or 11 inch, but checking the machines at Apple store, it turns out the density of pixels of the screen of the ...
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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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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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How to obtain glyphs from the “Apple Symbols” font in Lion?

I'd like to make use of the special iOS symbols found in Apple Symbols font, e.g. the "Reload" and "Action" glyphs. In Snow Leopard, I could obtain and insert them via the "special characters" pane ...
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How to change the font smoothing setting from the command line?

I'm trying to avoid installing lots of software willy-nilly, because like so many Mac users I don't have antivirus software. Case in point, I really like TinkerTool but I'd rather change my system ...
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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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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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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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Mac core fonts on Linux [closed]

Does anyone know where I can download Mac core fonts (e.g. those that ship with Snow Leopard/ Lion) for use on a Linux system? I'm basically looking for either a Mac font-equivalent for the ...
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Add new font to Java JRE so java can recognize it

I'm using a java program with a dropdown box to select some fonts to use. I want to add a new font into this list. The manufacturer said that I had to add the font file to my jre/lib/fonts directory, ...
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Fixed-width text not appearing correctly in Safari after Lion upgrade

I recently updated to Lion, and have found that at least some HTML tagged as <pre> or <tt> shows up looking like this I've tried changing the fixed-width font in Safari. I've tried rebooting. ...
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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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What is Mac OS X Lion's Finder Font?

What is the default font that Mac OS X Lion use in it's apps, more importantly the Finder window?
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Microsoft fonts (Consolas, Calibri, Candara, etc) not displaying in Safari since Lion upgrade

I can't see what I type as I write this question in Safari – all I see is lots of capital A's in boxes. I'm new here, so I'm not allowed to post a screen grab. No problems in other browsers, or in ...