A font (more accurately a typeface) is the graphic representation of characters and the software that manages or configures writing systems.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

8
votes
3answers
3k views

Change color of desktop font (Yosemite)

Tinkertool took care of most of the too-small fonts (are any Apple designers over 40?), but the white text on my preferred light desktop is bad. Linux GTX has a rather tricky file to hand-edit to fix ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

What font is used to print a verbose mode boot?

When booting OS X in verbose mode (⌘V), the log is printed on screen. It seems different to the kernel font, but it might just be a smaller version of it. inverted screenshot Yosemite 10.10.1 ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

What font is used for keyboard symbols?

I'm looking for the font that Apple is using for Special Key Symbols on their keyboards. I know that Vag Rounded is used for regular characters, but that font does not support characters used for the ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Apple Mail prints tiny fonts after Maverick upgrade

After installing Mavericks on my MacBook Pro 13 (non-Retina) and on my Mac Mini, a printed message from Mail appears in tiny font. This is independent of the printer (tried on Hp and on Epson). After ...
2
votes
1answer
135 views

How to change the font size of the Reminders app?

Is there a way to increase the font size of the Reminders app? It was easy in Mavericks, by changing a text file inside the app package, but I can't find it anymore on yosemite. The text is just too ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Why does Apple Mail not provide default color font choice? [duplicate]

After switching from PCs I was astonished to find I could only write emails in black, unless I wanted to take extra steps to change the black to another color, wasting time. Is it so difficult to ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Occasional low-resolution text rendering (Retina MBP running Yosemite)

My colleague has a 13" retina MBP running Yosemite. Text looks great on the whole, except for Finder windows opened from applications (i.e. File > Open). Using Finder from the desktop doesn't exhibit ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

How to fix fontd process taking up 100% of the CPU?

I experience reoccurring incidents of fontd eating up all the process power. What could be the cause of this and how do I make it behave again?
0
votes
2answers
2k views

how font sizes at iPhone 6/6+ compare to earlier iPhones?

How font size is different in iPhone 6 / 6 Plus as compared to earlier iPhones (e.g. 5S)--given both the different screen size and DPI? Did the perceived* font sizes in system interfaces and ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Are there any native cursive fonts on ios 7+

I have searched iosfonts.com and only see Zaphino as a native cursive font. Are there any others? Or do I need to install them into my app or make my own images?
3
votes
2answers
547 views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
17k views

What's the font in Mac OS X's GUI?

What is the font that's used in Mac OS X's graphical user interface (GUI), in the menus, dialog boxes, etc.? Is it different from what was used in the classic Mac OS (i.e. OS 9 or older)? If so, what ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

What are Apple's policies on font sizes for iPhones, especially 6/6+?

Trying to understand how font sizes in 3rd-party apps will be different on iPhone 6/6+ compared to 5S when all apps get iPhone 6/6+ support: What are Apple's guidelines for app developers in terms ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

How do I disable text antialias (font smoothing) in Terminal and globally for all apps?

I'd like to disable every kind of text anti-aliasing and font smoothing globally in OS X. With OS X 10.8 on a mid-2013 MacBook Air 13", I've tried quite a few options: the Turn off text smoothing ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How can I find out which unicode symbols are supported by the font I am using (Monaco)

If I open font book, and select Monaco, then Preview -> repertoire, I can see the symbols that Monaco supports. If I hover on them, I can see the code point they correspond to. However, I can't find ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

PDF generated by 'save as pdf' in safari 8 - problem with fonts

I use to generate report on my website to pdf on my mac with safari 7.0. It also works on Yosemite and newest Chrome. It looks like that: Since I upgraded to Yosemite with Safari 8 fonts in PDF ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Scaling text in Keynote

I have a complex drawing in Keynote, which I need to resize. I can do this by making the drawing into a group, but unfortunately it contains many text labels, which do not resize when I change the ...
1
vote
2answers
117 views

Font Used in OS X 'Yosemite' Version of Terminal's Icon?

What font is used for the prompt ('>_') in Terminal's icon in OS X 10.10.x 'Yosemite?'
6
votes
4answers
6k views

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. ...
11
votes
4answers
12k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
253 views

Missing glyphs from some fonts

Some international fonts (such as Devanagari and others in that area) are apparently missing some glyphs. Checking the lower left of wikipedia I get squares ("missing glyph symbol"), and going into ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

Change Desktop filename fonts to black

How do I change the color of the fonts on my desktop to black? HELP has been no help. Also, on Safari, lines are so thin and light grey I can't see them; that's not good in a roadmap. I would like to ...
1
vote
1answer
219 views

Is there any way to change the font SYSTEM WIDE on MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite?

How can one change the system font system wide in OSX Yosemite? I am using Tinkertool at present but it only changes font in applications and not the Finder, status bar or any other fonts!
7
votes
1answer
801 views

finer control of Preview anti-aliasing (font smoothing)?

I have just updated to Yosemite and something must have changed in the way Preview renders fonts. I find that Preview display of text in PDF files is rather sloppy, I am pretty sure it used to be ...
2
votes
2answers
963 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
218 views

Yosemite - Make Safari tab font bold or bigger

I’ve updated my system to Yosemite and now I wonder if there’s a way to increase tab font size (or make it bold).
4
votes
1answer
2k views

What's the new font used on Yosemite

Do you have any idea what's the new topygraphy used in Yosemite ? on Mavericks it used to be Lucida Grande/Helvetica but it looks like it has change on Yosemite.
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Disable font anti aliasing in Firefox in OSX?

As much searching and trying I have done, I can not disable text anti aliasing in Firefox. Can someone please show me a screenshot of Firefox in OSX with no text aliasing. Also, how would I achieve ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
187 views

Font and object edge on Yosemite

As a lot of people here, I updated my Maverick to Yosemite. I've a MacBook Pro 2011 (early) and a Apple Display connected with a Thunderbolt. My question is: am I the only one that see the font edge ...
0
votes
6answers
1k views

How to show custom previews for all fonts in 10.9 Font Book?

For years, I've enjoyed the feature in OS X Font Book where you can type in custom text and scroll through all the fonts to preview it. Now on Mavericks, when I try to do this, it only works for ...
4
votes
1answer
13k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

Preview can't find fonts used in eps file generated by gnuplot

I am trying to use TimesNewRoman.ttf as the font for *.eps files generated by Gnuplot. I am running OS X 10.9.5 on a 2010 Macbook Pro. Here is my gnuplot script. set terminal postscript eps enhanced ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
9
votes
5answers
23k views

Font smoothing is wrong after Mavericks update on MacBook Pro with high-res display (not retina)

After I updated to Mavericks, the font smoothing is terrible, tried playing with the setting in system preferences (didn't restart yet) and nothing changed. I have a 15 inch early 2011 Macbook Pro ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
78 views

Install a lot of fonts at once

I have a collection of free fonts that I want to install on my Mac. But it is too tedious to double click every one of them and then click "Install font". Is there a quick way to do this? Like a ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

How can I add a font to the Font Book Web Collection

I'd like to add Courier New to my Font Book "Web" Collection: I go to the "All Fonts" Collection and search "Courier New": After dragging Courier New into the "Web" Collection nothing happens: ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Automator: How to send an email to multiple recipients with Font colour and attachment image?

I have done a program of 'Send-Email-To-Multiple-Recipients' in Automator as see an attachment image below. But, it does not work to retain font colour of texts in a message body within this ...
1
vote
1answer
146 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
225 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
187 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
300 views

Create 128 Barcodes within Excel

Is there a way to create Barcodes (128 standard) on a Mac, preferably via an add-in? I need it to create barcodes in Excel sheets (or moreso a friend of mine needs it). I have tried all VBA macros ...
0
votes
1answer
324 views

Change font color when posting new iCal events

I have an iMac with OS X version 10.9.4. When using the iCal application I cannot change the color of a new event I post to match the color I've chosen for the event. Example: If I post a Red color ...
1
vote
1answer
394 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
171 views

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 ...