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Questions tagged [font]

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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How to properly install freetype2 devel package?

I wish to install freetype 2 dev package so I can use the fontconvert tool in Adafruit-GFX-Library Here is what I get $make fontconvert fontconvert.c:22:10: fatal error: 'ft2build.h' file not found #...
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How do I create a vertical baseline in Pages?

How do I create a vertical baseline for credits for illustrations and photographs using Pages? Beside a photo used in an article I want to run a credit line "Photography: Black Star Photo Agency, Inc....
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login page font very thin

MacOS Sierra on macbook pro 2015 15'' retina After upgrading to Sierra the font looks blurry and I tweaked AppleFontSmoothing and font looks very thin, then I googled for a solution defaults write -...
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How to insert ALT character with Edit -> Emoji & Symbols

I want to insert the Apple's Alt key symbol into a document. So I fired up the 'Emoji & Symbols' window and use 'alt' as the search term. The symbols are not 100% as I expected but close enough....
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Replace font in incoming mail [mail.app]

I'm trying to write an Applescript (my first) to change the font of incoming emails using a rule in Mail.App. In particular, some tasteless individuals use Comic Sans, and I want to change their ...
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How to fix blurry fonts on external monitor?

My setup: Macbook Pro 2018 15" (Mojave 10.14.4) AOC G2460PF 24" DP to USB-C cable. When I use the same monitor on Windows, I can see crystal clear but on mac fonts/texts seems to be low quality/...
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How do you cope with tons of web fonts when copying and pasting from web pages?

Whenever I copy something from the web and paste it in my Mail or Evernote, or Apple Notes, it always brings the text style from the page and inserts those weird looking fonts in my mail, or notes. ...
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How to make Preview render PDF docs with crisp fonts on MacBook Air (without Retina Display) in Mojave?

Hi have a Macbook Air (previous model, no retina display). Ever since the Mojave update, Preview renders text in PDF files quite blurry compared to Adobe Acrobat. For instance, here is a screenshot ...
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Can I create fonts drawn as outlined in Word 16 for Mac?

I'm trying to make some colouring in pages for my daughter, and want to make a large letter per page for her to colour in. On Windows I could select a letter, choose font and there's an outline ...
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Occasional dialogue Boxes where all characters are question marks [duplicate]

Every so often, I get dialogue boxes that look like this: Selected the text, pasted it into another editor, and lo and behold: “Slack” cannot be open during installation. Click Continue to ...
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MacOS: Rationalising Fonts — Cannot disable fonts

According to Font Book, I have 260 fonts installed on my system. Many of them are for languages which do not affect me. Three such fonts are Al Bayan, Al Nile and Al Tarikh, Arabic fonts which I do ...
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What font does the macOS Character Viewer use?

What font does the macOS Character Viewer use? By this I mean the Character Viewer which you access with control-command-space. (This is useful to get characters which look exactly like the ...
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Increase Mac Mail App Font

Is there any way to increase the size of the font that is used in the navigation pane in Mac Mail? For example, where it lists Inbox, Sent, Junk, etc? I am not referring to the message list or the ...
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How to change font size and font for all profiles in terminal?

So I have many profiles in my terminal preference, as shown below I would like to be able to change the font for all of these different profiles at once 3024 Day, 3024 Night, AdventureTime... ...
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Notes.app is ignoring changes I make to DefaultFonts.plist

In Notes, I want to use a specific font size and style, which I'm able to set via "Show Fonts". However, when you use a bulleted list, Notes ignores the font size and style from that point on and ...
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Can I use the LastResort font in a web page?

I've read that Apple has a hidden system font, called "Last Resort", that's used as a last ditch effort to show a unicode character in some cases. I'd like to use this font in a web page, to debug ...
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Access fonts available in Pages.app in Preview.app in macOS

I am working on some designs which will also contain some styled text. I'd also add at this point that I am pretty novice with image editing and can do only basic stuff. I am able to access some ...
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need help on font rendering from website to safari, preview and adobe

I am on an iMac with high Sierra 10.13.6. Have been having this issue over multiple os for a long time. When i go to my financial website and view A monthly statement I n safari pop up, the font is ...
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Edit Font Metadata so FontBook will put it in English smart collection?

Some of my third party fonts don't show up in Yosemite Preview's font menu in the toolbox. I'm pretty sure that the only fonts available for Preview to use in annotation have to be in FontBook's ...
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Default character variant features for system font

The San Francisco system fonts have character variants as OpenType features cv01, cv02, etc., used e.g. in the Notes app for the minuscule a, but also for other letters. Some of these are helpful to ...
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How to fix font issue in iTunes?

This is audio book with English letters in file names. When I open those .mp3 files in iTunes, I get wrong unreadable font. How to fix it? Filenames in English letters: Unreadable in iTunes:
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Mojave Mac OS dictionary app shows some Hangul characters as blanks

This screenshot shows what happens when I look up the Korean dictionary inside my Mac OS's default Dictionary app. Apparently some characters are missing and are substituted with empty squares. ...
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Emojis appear on some parts of apps but show as question mark in other parts

For example, on Messages.app, the sidebar with recent contact list displays Emojis but the message pane does not: In Safari, some Emojis appear on sites but not other sites. Furthermore, on sites ...
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Keynote: change the font of an equation

I'm using the built-in equation tool in Keynote. Is there a way to change the font used by default in Keynote? Also, I see that when I try to use text in the equation via \text{} the font is in bold ...
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How to have Farsi/Persian font in a single column of Numbers

I've got a spreadsheet in Numbers which was a .xlsx file previously. In Windows I used to have one the columns of this spreadsheet to be shown in a Farsi/Persian/Iranian font. This column is only ...
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How to fix corrupt or missing os system fonts in high sierra

I did a clean install of my mac from a usb key. Following that, everything worked perfectly in high sierra. Then, i used migration assistant to restore from my latest time machine backup. Following ...
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How to restore time machine from a backup earlier than the latest one [duplicate]

Imigration assistant forced me to restore my latest time machine backup which corrupted my clean installed high sierra with all fonts becomming question marks with boxes around them. My hope is that ...
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What font does macOS Mojave use? [duplicate]

What font is used in the macOS Mojave GUI? I am specifically looking for the font on the Menu bar. I did find another post here, but it only showed the fonts for the old MacOS versions. What's ...
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Adjust font size Safari sidebar Mojave

does anyone know how to adjust the Safari sidebar font size? I called Apple Tech Support and they confirmed there is no user access to modify font size in the Safari sidebar, as you can for Finder, ...
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Fonts become blurry/pixelated on external monitor after login

I've attached an External Monitor to my Macbook Pro via Display Port. I have noticed that when I've logged into my account that the Status Bar fonts, like the clock, battery percentage and icons, ...
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Copy/Paste from documents (PDF, docx) - weird behaviour of diacritics

When I copy text from PDF (Preview) or Docx (Pages) with Czech characters, some of the Czech characters get copied with their accent "stuck" to them. To make this even weirder, this behaviour is ...
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macOS: which font do I need to install for “Word Separator Middle Dot”

I have this option in my vimrc: set listchars=tab:>-,trail:¬,extends:>,precedes:<,space:⸱ I use this char: https://unicode-table.com/en/2E31/ for space, word separator. Though it does not ...
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Safari fonts not displaying properly

Safari 12.0 macOS Mojave version 10.14 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) AS of today (2/11/2018) characters in Safari are being shown as boxed question marks. The same websites ...
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Preview.app uses large font size regardless of settings

macOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Preview Version 10.1 (944.6.16) Preview.app fails to adjust the font size of text entered in PDF text fields appropriately to the ...
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Sorting font files into subfolders

I'm building an action to sort fonts for me. Fonts should be sorted into subfolders based on family name within a subfolder for the manufacturer. It looks like this… The font family I am sorting has ...
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“Fonts” inspector disappeared from sidebar in OmniGraffle. How do I get it back?

In OmniGraffle 7.9, somehow the Fonts inspector popped out of the sidebar and into its own floating window. So I closed that window. Now the Fonts inspector is gone, disappeared, inaccessible. How do ...
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Font Family/Display Issue in Safari 12 on macOS Mojave

I just upgraded to macOS Mojave a few days ago and I have noticed an issue with the fonts displayed in Safari for sites/themes that I have created on Tumblr. It appears that Safari reverted back to ...
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Fuzzy fonts in external monitor (Dell)

I recently switched to using Macbook Pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) and it is running MacOS High Sierra verison 10.13.6 . When I connect it to an external monitor (DELL U2414H) I notice ...
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How to remove a font downloaded through Font Book?

Font Book has a few international fonts that need to be downloaded before use. After downloading one there is no immediate way to remove it again. Can this be worked around?
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Can't disable fonts in Font Book after fresh Mojave install

I just finished installing macOS Mojave on a brand new 2018 MacBook Pro. One of the first things I usually do is disable all unnecessary fonts. This time, the option to disable the font is grayed ...
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Difference in font rendering between iTerm and Terminal.app

I've just installed iTerm 3.2.0. I'm using default settings and noticed that fonts look slightly different, compared to Terminal.app. A bit thinner, and glyph heights (or maybe distances between lines)...
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Any particular reason Mac OS High Sierra won’t embed Zilla Slab font?

I just tried to generate a PDF using the save to PDF option in the print dialog box but for some reason or another, the font won’t embed. The font in question is Zilla Slab and so far, this issue ...
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Font display issue with 2018 Macbook Pro on External Monitor (2016 MBP is fine)

I have a Dell Ultrawide u3417w. I recently bought a 2018 Macbook Pro and the fonts display considerably different than the 2016 Macbook Pro with the same software. Both laptops are running OSX 10.13.6....
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Why do some characters are not displaying correctly in this website?

If I go to this website: https://www.w3schools.com/charsets/ref_utf_misc_symbols.asp I can see some of the first glyphs, but later down the page most are missing. In their place, I can only see the "...
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Bangla fonts are broken in iMovie

I can write Bangla in iMovie but when I watch it as a video or, export it the fonts are broken. How can I fix it? Any help would be great. I wrote two Bangla words like the first image and they are ...
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Weird Safari behaviour!

Today safari (v11.1) on Mac HighSierra 10.13.4, started to behave like crazy. For some reasons this is the resolution I get everytime I open the browser. Looks a kind of mobile resolution. I restarted,...
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PostScript Driver issues: “ERROR: invalid font” - where to find font download (Softfont) options?

I'm having a problem with some documents printing on my Dell C2665dnf Color MFP on macOS 10.13.x and beyond (ie, including 10.14 Mojave betas). Sometimes a document only prints out: ERROR: ...
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Incorrect Japanese font rendering [closed]

I'm building a UI application in macOS with dynamic localization (meaning that it's possible to switch language while the application is running). I've noticed that if the initial language is ...
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Apparent display bug with Arabic letter sequence lam meem alef

I've noticed that on Mac, in any of three Web browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox), the sequence lam mim alef (لما) is sometimes displayed incorrectly. It should look like this: But instead it looks ...
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Small font size with 1440p external monitor

I've connected 27" Dell U2715H to MacBook pro 2012 and have a default resolution 2560x1440. It looks nice but the font size is waaaay too small, so I had to lose some of this niceness by scaling down ...