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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unable to install Google's Droid Sans Mono font

I've downloaded Droid Sans, Droid Serif, and Droid Sans Mono fonts from google.com/fonts and the first two have installed just fine. OS X 10.9.5. I'm extracting the font file from the download ZIP ...
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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 ...
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Shortcut to Change to a Specific Font

Is there a way to change to a particular font style using a single function key? For instance, I would want to be able to change any font to "Helvetica Bold 16" every time I press F5 if rich text is ...
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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 ...
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Weird text alignment in System Information on Yosemite

Somehow the text field in System Information appears truncated: If I reduce the overall size, the content of the bottom pane disappears, kind of goes below the left-hand pane: It kind of seems ...
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How to turn off emojis entirely on iOS?

A lot of emojis replace characters that I already use, usually imported from a symbol keyboard; but it doesn't mesh well with monospaced, small, or formatted text; for example, I like to flavor my ...
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Fonts on external display (4k TV) look awful, sub pixel font smoothing gone haywire?

I have an LG 42UB820V 4K IPS TV - 3840 x 2160 @ 60hz which I connected via an active mini display port to HDMI converter to use with my Mac Mini (HD4000) at 3840 x 2160 @ 30hz. Everything works fine ...
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How to change the default list of font sizes in the floating font dialog?

My floating font dialog looks something like this. Is there a way to add other font sizes to the size list? Right now it has "..., 13, 14, 18, ...", and I often need to set it to 15 or 16, and it ...
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How do I increase default font size in Reminders under Mavericks?

Apparently is IS possible to change the size of the font in Reminders under Mavericks via a modification of "a text file inside the app package". Can someone please post these instructions or point ...
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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 ...
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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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Why “Apple SD Gothic Neo Light” font differ in ios 7 simulator and ios 8 simulator?

I took UILabel named "Apple" and check for iOS 7.1 and 8.1 for FONT "Apple SD Gothic Neo Light". But it looks different in both simulator.
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Powerline patched font not working on Terminal.app

I am on Mac OS X 10.10.2 (14C2513). I am using Inconsolata patched font from here. But I also tried to patch the font myself. The result is the following: I am able to see the glyphs but zsh (see ...
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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 ...
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Why does this PDF does not appear properly in iOS?

This PDF uses the embedded fonts Graphik-Regular and Graphik-Medium. When viewed in various readers on OS X, Windows, Android, Acrobat, the font appears correctly. When viewed in iOS, the Graphik ...
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Could you help me to identify this font?

I'm looking to reproduce the font for the red text Selin ve Sercan to use on OS X. It is very important to find this font's name for me. Does anyone know the exact name of this font?
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Font Browser on OSX?

myfonts.com has a create feature where we can choose sample text and selected size while browsing hundreds of fonts. This makes my life much easier when I need to decide which font to use in my ...
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How to specify default italic face for a particular font?

I'm trying to import a Word file into Pages, but Pages incorrectly sets all italic type in the "light italic" version instead of the regular italic version. The font I'm using is Open Sans, so it's ...
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Which font extension is used on both PC and Mac?

At the office I use a Windows running PC, in which tons of fonts are installed in .TTF, .OTF and .FON formats. I am using an iMac at home and sometimes I have to finalize my designs at home. So, ...
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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 ...
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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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Which of iOS apps allow customizing font size?

Which of iOS apps that allow customizing font sizes: either through support of DynamicType / LargerText system settings (and BoldText that can be helpful to improve readability) or have their own ...
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AppleScript: Select a specific drop down menu item?

folks. I'm incredibly new to AppleScript...just starting to open up my world to coding, and thought I'd start here. (I did BASIC back in high school. haha) All I'm trying to do is set a font type ...
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Using lining numerals/text figures

Given a font that is advertised as having multiple styles of numerals (text figures and lining numerals), presumably via OpenType, is there a way to use the alternative numeral styles in Mac OS X in ...
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iMovie titles line spacing

Is it possible to adjust the line spacing on title screens (specifially: scrolling credits) in iMovie 10? I can find some references on how to do it in previous versions of iMovie (see e.g. font ...
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Combining CharacterViewer with FontBook in Yosemite

I used a OS X 10.5.8 system for several years and now I am using a new laptop with the latest Yosemite. I find some features of the older system are much more powerful than the newest one. For ...
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Is it possible to get font size in any apps in OS X?

I want to get font size (and font family, if possible) that is used in any Mac applications. For example, in Calendar.app, you can find that the date is bold and bigger than any texts that is ...
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How do 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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How to install bitmapped *.fon and *.bdf fonts on Lion?

I want to install some rare bitmapped1 fonts on a Lion2 system. I have not been able to find these fonts in formats that Font Book will immediately recognize. I would like to know if there's a way ...
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BGR - RGB Pixel layout problem. How to fix wrong subpixel optimization in “LCD font smoothing”

Maybe someone has idea how to solve this problem. I have display Dell P2314H it has BGR subpixel layout instead of common RGB. If to turn on font smoothing on Mac - fonts are looking terrible. I have ...
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System Fonts Dont Display In Pages 5.5

As much as I hate the new Pages, I use it because it was a resource all my devices could update/re-upload before Microsoft Office came out on iOS devices. However, there are some fonts missing that ...
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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 ...
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Delete font library without opening Font Book OR restore Font Book completely

This is driving me nuts. I created a Font Library or Font Collection (I don't even remember exactly anymore) in Font Book. I was silly enough to add a very large amount of non-previously-installed ...
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Is there anyway to increase font of “Look up” feature in Mac OS? [duplicate]

I am using the "Look up" feature a lot, but the fonts are a bit small. Can I increase them?
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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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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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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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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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How to enlarge the status bar font size?

Can the status bar font be enlarged? Is this size hard-wired and unique? Is there any other (configurable) font size anywhere which could correspond to this one on user space? Some time ago, I asked ...
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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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External display has blurry fonts on Dell U2312hm- MacBook Pro Retina

I just bought a new Dell external display (U2312hm) for my MacBook Pro Retina. The fonts appear to be very blurry. I've searched and found a solution here, but it didn't fix my problem. I ran the ...
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How does Font Book.app determine the “Design style” for a Smart Collection?

In Font Book.app one of the criteria for creating a Smart Collection is "Design style". How does Font Book.app determine whether or not a given font falls into one of the available categories?
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Wineskin app font problem

I'm running a vocabulary app and I've a problem with fonts as you can see from the screenshot On another macbook it works fine, on this one it has this issue, I've no idea on what it could be
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How do you remove fonts from the Favorite collection in the Fonts dialog?

As titled. For example, if you bring up the Fonts dialog in Mail.app (⌘-T), and add a wrong font by accident to the Favorite collection (gear icon → Add to Favorites), how can you remove it?
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Can I get Lucida Grande italic font?

I like this Lucida Grande font, but I can't make it italic. I see in the Font Book app that there is no italic or oblique version. Is there a good way to get one?
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How to subscript/superscript single character in Text Edit?

I would like to know how to subscript/superscript "single" character in Text Edit. I have followed this question: Entering superscript text (exponents) in TextEdit?, which is ...
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What are Apple's policies on font sizes for iPhones, especially 6/6+? [duplicate]

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 ...
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Recover font antialias on Yosemite

I've changed some options related to font rendering by defaults write command in past (I can't recall was it lcdfilter, or something else). Now when I turn off antialiasing in system preferences font ...
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Unicode font changes depending on input in text box

The letter ℂ, which is unicode U+2102 behaves strangely in Keynote. If presented by itself in a text box, one font is displayed. However, if it is prepended with the letter 𝔻, which is unicode ...
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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 ...