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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What's a font name table and why do so many free fonts have a “minor issue” with its structure?

Every other free font I install, Font Book complains about a "minor issue" with its "name table structure". What is a name table? What sorts of problems should I expect these "minor issues" to cause?
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Why are chrome, safari and firefox rendering Open Sans 400 as Extrabold

Today half the web looks ugly. That's because half the web uses Open Sans 400, and on my macbook pro in all browsers it has suddenly started rendering as "Extrabold". Even on the Google Webfonts site ...
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How do I convert a suitcase font?

I have a font set - Type: Font Suitcase I am sure I have used a terminal command to convert it to a TTF or OTF. I don't really want to pay for software to do so. What is the best way of converting ...
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Incorrect apostrophe character in MS Word 2011 on Mac

I'm using Word for Mac 2011. When using the default font - Cambria - extra spaces appear when I type an apostrophe followed by another character. See the screenshot at: As you can see in the ...
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How can I add to the special characters dictionary in Xcode?

I want to add the Font Awesome Icons to my Xcode special characters dictionary, (Edit->Emoji & Symbols) so that I can manually input FontAwesome Icons into my UIButton and UILabels from the ...
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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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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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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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Recommended fixed width font for shell prompts and Eclipse

I've just installed OS X Lion, and found that the default fonts (Menlo and Monaco) are quote uncomfortable for Shell prompts and the Eclipse IDE. Is there a good, general-purpose fixed width font for ...
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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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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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How to delete font on iOS?

Is there a way to uninstall font on iOS? I played with fonts on my iPhone and installed some with help of apps. But now I need to remove them for developing purposes.
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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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Which font is shown in the Visual Studio 2015 OS X sample code?

What is the name of this font shown in Visual Studio 2015 for OS X?
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What is font used in Apple's Japanese and English dictionaries in Yosemite?

Quick search in Google shows the font used (for English dictionary) is Baskerville, but I'm not sure this is same font used in Yosemite. No idea for the Japanese font used in the dictionary though. ...
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How to fix fonts of apps ported from Windows such as Metatrader for Mac?

I have installed Metatrader for Mac by downloading Metatrader_4_for_Mac.dmg. It is the most popular trading platform on Windows, and the Mac version looks exactly like Windows. The problem with the ...
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How to emulate Mac OS 8 (in a way that supports CD-ROMs)

I am trying to install old software on my either one of my Macs (Powerbook G4 and iMac 21.5 from 2011). This software contains old fonts in a very rare format, which I would like to be able to watch ...
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How would one go about getting Apple to adjust the standard kerning table for a small obscure part of unicode

Playing around on facebook recently, I typed some old norse runes, and noticed that the kerning is positively atrocious. Not too surprising, since this is very much an edge case. Nonetheless, I would ...
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Affinity Photo Crashing - CopyFontsForRequest received mig IPC error

Just bought Affinity Photo for my Mac Mini running Yosemite. Cannot open a psd stating it cannot be parsed. and I either see this 7/10/15 3:01:42.190 PM Affinity Photo[8306]: CoreText ...
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Text not displaying correctly

We just recently got new iMacs at work, and we're all having the same issue Not only do we get characters like those in all web browsers, but even some apps! Is there a way to fix the characters? ...
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Add TL Symbol to Character Viewer (Unicode 20BA) [TL simgesi]

I want to add the new 2012 Turkish Lira currency symbol, U+20BA, to Character Viewer as shown at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_lira_sign What can I do?
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Weird font in system windows

Suddenly all the system windows have this weird font. I can't read nor understand what the system is asking me. How can I change it to normal fonts? I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3
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increase font for all apps/menus in mac [duplicate]

Is there an app to increase/change default fontsize for all applications in mac ? It is really painful for me to read default fonts or to increase fontsize in every app I open, and even worse, the ...
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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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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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Increase system wide font size or just in toolbars and menus? [duplicate]

As somebody who is a Linux user mainly for us system wide font size is easy. Now that I use OSX at work I have been having a lot of trouble. While I can get the apps themselves to change the font ...
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Dialogue box fonts are missing. Showing up only as A's with Squares or boxes. How can I fix this? Help [duplicate]

I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and now every time the computer asks me to input a password in the dialogue box I get this weird anti-font. It looks like Capital A's inside of boxes. Its like the ...
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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 ...
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Resizing whole text containing different fonts in TextEdit

My text file uses two fonts, Helvetica for usual text and the ALPHABETUM-Unicode specialized font for rare ancient characters. The system handles it nicely, as the sizes of the ALPHABETUM ...
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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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Preview: Changing font in auto-identified PDF form fields

How can you change font options (size, typeface, color, etc) for the text you type into PDF form fields? This question is different than Change font size for PDF Text Annotation in Preview. That ...
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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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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).
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Rendering a pixel font on Retina display

I've got this simple custom pixel font I use for programming: creep. I recently purchased a new MacBook with Retina display and noticed that the font's pixels don't quite match up with the screen's ...
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Certain applications seem to ignore font smoothing at low sizes

Certain applications seem to disable ALL font-smoothing (including AA) at certain small font sizes. This is by far most annoying in mathematica. When I have to export to HTML or rasterize text for ...
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How can I use the Yosemite UI version of Helvetica Neue

Yosemite switched the UI font to Helvetica Neue, but it's not quite the same font that you get when you select Helvetica Neue from FontBook or in any text field. There's a bit more space between ...
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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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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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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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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 ...