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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Where are the system “pseudo fonts” defined? (font names starting with a dot, such as “.AppleSystemFallback-Regular”)

OS X uses a list of fallback fonts for each generic font family (serif, sans-serif, etc.), and for each individual font used in the user interface. The two kinds of lists are stored in ...
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Is there a way to have different songs on your iPod Touch with different fonts for each one of them?

I was trying to add fonts to my iPod touch 4G to use it for the music app and notes app through Bytafont app (yes, my iPod is jailbroken). I want to get these on some Led Zeppelin songs There's an ...
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Font rendering issue in Chrome extension on external monitor

I have an issue with font rendering in Chrome extensions on a monitor plugged into my Retina Macbook Pro. As you can see on the screengrabs below the rendering is really jagged, fonts within the ...
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Convert bdf file to ttf

I'm trying to convert HelveticaCY.dfont to a ttf font. The MacOS softs that I used didn't work well so I tried Fondu which gave me this files : HelveticaCY-10.bdf HelveticaCY-12.bdf HelveticaCY.dfont ...
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Can I get OS X to automatically substitute fonts in Pages?

I regularly receive .doc or .docx documents created on Windows machines which include the font "Gill Sans MT". I don't have MS Word on my Mac, instead preferring to stick with Pages or Open Office. I ...
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How to get Unicode 7 (Emoji, etc.) on Snow Leopard and earlier versions of OS X

As there is increasing, yet still infrequent, use of Emoji these days, I wanted to try adding an Emoji font to Snow Leopard. Since Apple Emoji uses Font Book 3 specific features I decided on ...
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Font rendering issue with Word 2011 and 3rd party font (Admiration Pains)

I downloaded the Admiration Pains font, installed it via Font Book, and verified it works fine in applications like Adobe CS and TextEdit. Unfortunately, when I try to use the font in Microsoft Word ...
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Can't install font in Mavericks: FOND offset usability

I am trying to copy a Franklin Gothic font from my old 10.5 machine onto my late 2012 iMac running Mavericks, but with I go to install the font through Font Book it gives a 'FOND' offset usability ...
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Font Book says multiple copies are installed

I downloaded a free font that included four .ttf files for the Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic variants, all different. I dragged them into Font Book and they all appeared in a group, but the ...
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How is font metadata stored?

Right after downloading a font, you can see it has a lot of metadata. For example, if you download the Sansation font and run mdls Sansation_Regular.ttf you will get this output: ...
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Safari replaces some text with an A

I recently reinstalled my computer because I got a new hard drive. After the reinstallation my Safari started to act weird. It replaces some text with an A in a box, please see images below. I ...
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Artifacts when viewing pdfs in Preview (and Skim)

When I view PDFs with Preview or Skim sometimes scrolling cause the following artifact Here in 0,06 it seems as if one or two rows of pixels are cut. If I cause the fonts to redraw by any means ...
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Keynote - need individual letter graphics that can be moved/manipulated to create words on slide

I teach kids who failed to learn to read in school, online. I am making a series of presentations for very simple words like "is," etc. I need to have some large alphabetic letters at the top of the ...
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trying to get Didot font into a Parallels 8 VM

All, Can anyone direct me to a link or provide instructions on how to get the Didot font (True Type I believe) into MS Outlook 2012 running in a VM?
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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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How to install font from sources

What is the right way to install font from sources on OS X?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Word for Mac: how to increase/decrease font size with (laptop) keyboard?

Again, title says it all. On a normal Mac keyboard, shortcuts for font increase/decrease are: SHIFT CMD < - decrease SHIFT CMD > - increase However, on a laptop keyboard the latter doesn't work. ...
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Copy the 'explicit' or 'E' symbol from songs in the iOS Music app

I have songs in my Music app that are marked as 'explicit'. Is there a way to copy this 'explicit'/'E' symbol so I can use it somewhere else?
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Mail.app sending wrong fonts to other email clients/browsers

When sending emails from Mail.app, I have Georgia set as the default font in both the body copy and my email signature but they are not being sent correctly. I currently have Georgia 12pt set, and ...