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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Why iOS application is downloaded successfully but its default font is missing?

I downloaded an iOS application named Into The Circle in AppStore of my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.2. It was downloaded successfully, but when I open the application I see some rectangles instead of ...
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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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Change fonts for incoming email outlook

Basic knowledge I know I how change the fonts in Mail.app, it is actually working fine and as I want. Problem: However, the change does not apply to email sent from Microsoft Outlook and opened in ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Terrible fonts on external display after installing XQuartz

I have a VS248 monitor and have been using it with my macbook pro for about a year now. It never rendered perfectly, but was quite acceptable for my eyes. Today I installed XQuartz because I wanted ...
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OSX DPI scaling

Windows has a feature that can make text and GUI objects larger by changing a DPI setting. This helps keeping the monitors native resolution, but still make text and objects larger on screen. Is ...
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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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Gmail App doesn't allow zooming in for Apple devices?

This is what my Mom said. She is an Apple user and is the only Apple user in my immediate family. I can't help really help her because she is not very technoliterate, and she and I are in different ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I change the default font size for reading in Mail 6.0?

How do I change the default font size for reading the body of messages in Mail 6.0? I know that I can use ctrl++, but I want the reading pane to default the body of the message to a larger font ...
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Accessibility in Firefox - Change Fonts

Full disclosure: I’m not disabled. But frankly I can’t read a lot of stuff displayed in Firefox. There are ways to adjust the fonts of web pages, but I can’t read the text under the Firefox ...
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Change default font for input

I have a font that I use with a custom input to use my own glyphs. Is it possible (and if so how) to set the default font for this input to use across my OS (in a similar fashion to how the Japanese ...
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Apple Font Tools cannot install in Macbook Pro El Capitan

I downloaded OS Font Tools, release 4 beta 1 (osxfonttools.dmg) and try to install in Macbook Pro El Capitan, but installation failed: anyone knows the reason?
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What is the “128 font limit” in classic Mac OS?

I was reading about Bill Gates' famous "640KB" quote, when I came upon http://www.faktoider.nu/640kb_eng.html, a nice article about the quote and its historical context. However, the article also ...
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Xcode 6 editor syntax highlighting - bold/italic font not displayed correctly

In Xcode, I have a theme which uses bold and/or italic typeface (mainly in Menlo family) for certain types of tokens. With keywords, there is no problem, keywords are displayed correctly as ...
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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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Mac Password dialog box font missing / corrupt

Since changing my Mac's font from the default on Yosemite to San Francisco (the font on the Apple Watch for those who don't know) my Mac's password dialog box has always appeared like this. It still ...
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Creating own “Apple-style color font” without using paid software

Is it possible to create my own "Apple-style color font", that embeds images in something called sbix table, without using paid software? I learned that I don't have to convert png images into svg to ...
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Is there a user font for San Francisco in El Capitan?

I thought the new Apple font was called San Francisco, but I cannot find it in the font list of the Keynote.app for my Mac. Is it called another way or it is not available for Keynote? I am currently ...
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Text is invisible in some apps in El Capitan

I've recently updated my Mac Mini to El Capitan and I am having problem with some of my apps: text is not displaying inside them. I am facing this issue with at least this apps: GitHub for Mac: ...
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Yosemite 10.10.05 - Distorted text and toolbar in application?

When trying to run the bluegriffon web designer application(ver 1.7.2), on a Macbook Air running Yosemite 10.10.05, text and some menus appear distorted and almost unreadable. We've tried restoring ...
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How to change subpixel order on OS X (Yosemite) for font smoothing

I'm used to using Windows (which has ClearType) or Linux and either of them let me adjust for the fact that my monitor has GBR sub pixel ordering. However on OS X all I can do is use commands like ...
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What font have you found to work the best with OneNote's OCR feature?

I've been trying to do some OCR with Microsoft OneNote and am experimenting with what font seems to work the best. While some seem to be relatively good, I'm curious if anyone has any experience with ...
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Relationship between OpenType fonts and PostScript printers, and impact on printing performance?

In the pre-OS X days, there was an important distinction between bitmap fonts and PostScript fonts, and between QuickDraw printers (the Mac equivalent of "Winprinters") and much more expensive ...
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To Install Latin Modern Math font in OS X

I want to have the codes of the project GUST in my OS X. Franck indicates here that the definite way is to download those fonts from there and install. However, I would like to find some packaged ...
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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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Can't find or use San Francisco in apps like Sketch

I understand that the font is only available for developers, but i'm not one at the moment, but when trying to use facebook sketch template for ios9 i get a prompt saying this My question is if ...
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Gimp crashing while text editing

i'm having problem with GIMP.app. When editing fonts, aplication crashing. I tried to install newest XQuartz but this didn't help me. Process: GIMP-bin [1166] Path: ...
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External Display and Blurry Fonts on El Capitan

I am one of the many who have extremely blurry fonts on external displays connected to my 2014 MacBook Pro. The solution for me has always been to follow this guide which runs a ruby script and puts ...
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Why does Safari display the letter combination 'fi' as 'if'?

I just came across a curious display error and was wondering what may cause it. In Safari the following webpage Cross-Country Skating: shows a strange behaviour. But the source code does not ...
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Do I need to get a license to use OS X system font in my app?

I recently completed my first cocoa app and want to publish it (not via Mac App Store), I am using system font in my app and not bundling any font with my app itself. Do I need to get permission to ...
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How to change title font color/style/etc for all Powerpoint slides?

I'm using Office 2011 on a MacbookPro. How do I change the font color for each slide in my powerpoint presentation? I inherited a presentation that has been edited by multiple people, each using ...
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Setting font weight in Terminal.app for El Capitan

I've noticed that there's a subtle difference in the way fonts are rendered in the Terminal app in El Capitan (vs Yosemite). It seems like it used to be the case that the AppleFontSmoothing property ...
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Macbook 12" Swift 2.0 Xcode 7 filenames in project font color

Macbook 12" Swift 2.0 Xcode 7 filenames in project font color My problem outside of being 1 week into learning Xcode and Swift after not coding software for 15 years, is that the file names in my ...
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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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After adding a font with Font Book, is it safe to delete the original file?

I often find free download resources for font faces. I usually download the file and then double click ,expand, install with Font Book. It has never been clear to me if Font Book copies the font files ...
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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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Can I get the original Mac font Chicago on a Mountain Lion Mac?

I'm running Mountain Lion on a mid 2011 MacBook Air. I'd love to be able to set type in the oldest Macintosh system font, Chicago. Is this font included anywhere in OS X Mountain Lion? If not, what ...
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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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How do I switch the font back to previous in El Capitan?

The font changed in El Capitan and, consequently, in some of my programs, the font is off of the screen or cut off. How do I change the font back to the previous font, before El Capitan? Examples: ...
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How to delete fonts that are erroneously »in use«?

There is this issue on OSX that often when you put a font file into the trash, it can't be emptied as the system thinks the font is still in use: However, I've uninstalled it using Font Book, I've ...
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How do I set the mail.app message font to San Fransisco (System Font) [duplicate]

I'm using Mail.app in Mac OS X 10.11 (Yosemite). I would like for messages I compose to appear in the new, lovely, San Francisco font. I cannot seem to make that happen because neither "System Font" ...
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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?
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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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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 ...