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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Word problem with Adobe Garamond Pro

I'm having a mysterious problem with Word (version 16.40) and the Adobe Garamond Pro font: Four variants of the font are installed (regular, italic, bold, and bold italic), but if I select regular, ...
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Blurry fonts on external monitor [duplicate]

This question has been asked many times, and it keeps coming back. Without too much hope, here we go again: Latest MacBook 16" Catalina 10.15.6 Two Philipps 273V monitors connected via Satechi ...
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Is it possible to change the font of a document in Apple Pages?

I have an existing documents, many paragraphs being formatted with the style "Default", which is set to the font "Yuppy SC". Is it possible to change this font? Of course I can set ...
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Embed custom font in PDF file

I inserted text into a PDF document with Preview in a custom font I had installed on my Mac. When I transferred it to my iPad and opened it with Notability, to my horror all the text had been removed. ...
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Installed font not showing anywhere

I'm trying to install the Veneer font (3 different styles) but having no luck. When I install through font book, I just get a minor warning about name table structure, but proceeded to install anyway. ...
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Question Marks in iTerm (Font Issue?)

I recently set up my iTerm and have been really enjoying how smooth and functional it is out of the box. I installed the Prezto zsh pre-config and set up Powerlevel10k as my Prezto theme. I also use ...
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LG UltraFine & replacement Belkin USB-C cable gives blurry text

I have an LG UltraFine 5K screen and a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro. The original USB-C cable that came with the screen broke. So I bought a Belkin USB-C replacement. Now all text is noticeable blurry. So ...
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Where does macOS really install the SF Pro Text fonts? [duplicate]

I know that it's limited for creative use Apple's proprietary fonts, and required downloading a DMG from Apple's Design Resources and installing so you can use it on your design tools, despite it ...
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How to mix fonts in a way that doesn't change line spacing?

I'm trying to use Pages to write a technical document. The text has mix of normal font and a fixed width font (aka "monospaced") to represent computer code. For example: The problem is that ...
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Safari doesn't detect font installed on system

When using Safari, I thought the font it was using in Google search pages looked different. Sure enough, Google was using the Roboto font in a Chromium-based browser, but Safari's Google still used ...
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How do I make a text border or also called “stroke” around text in documents that have text such as Pages, Markup, etc?

How do I make a text border or also called "stroke" around text in documents that have text such as Pages, Markup, etc? I want white text with a black border or "stroke", what program can I use in ...
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OSX increase display font size without changing display resolution?

I am using an iMac 5k display. The system display font is really too small but the only way the system gives, the casual operator, to change the size of the system display font is to reduce the screen ...
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Postscript name of San Francisco font [duplicate]

I'm using MacOS Catalina 10.15.4. I want to change the system font on my MacBook Air. I know (or think) that the system recognises fonts using the postscript name of the font. I know that below Mac ...
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How to change terminal folder font color

I use terminal with the fish shell. I played the themes and colors in fish_config as well as the ANSI colors in the terminal preferences. Nothing I do can change the folder font colors. How do I get ...
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MacOS Notes App: Font keeps changing

I think it’s bad enough that you can’t properly change the default font (not just the size) in the Notes App. I have got used to selecting all and changing the font manually. However, if I press ...
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How to set Xcode font Alternative Stylistic Sets?

I'm trying to set stylistic sets (specifically for Fira Code's <= ligature), but I can't apply alternative stylistic sets. I enable it in Xcode Preferences -> Fonts and select all options (or ...
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Mail App issue: font shows bold instead of regular

I decided to change the main font for Mail App from Helvetica. I have set regular typeface as a default: received mails show normally, but when I write any mail, the font displays as bold. I wasn'...
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Get script/language for fonts via terminal

I would like to get the language support / script of any fonts I have in my computer with terminal command. There is a way to see it through Font Book...
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How can I set a consistent font for sent messages in Apple Mail Mojave?

macOS Mojave Mail still ignores a body font for outgoing emails. Rich Text emails show up with Times New Roman font on Windows Outlook clients. Mail does not set a font type, Thus, Windows Outlook ...
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How to set the default font size of a new Stickie?

When I create a new sticky the font is horribly small, any ideas on how to change the font please?
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How to use a downloaded font in preview

I've just downloaded a new font from the web, and installed it into the Font Book application, where I can find it under all fonts. Specifially, "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Font" is the one I'm referring ...
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Font rendering on Dell U3818dw 38" monitor with 2014 Macbook Pro

I just got a Dell U3818dw monitor for my MBP mid 2014 When I bought the monitor I missed the fact that my old mac only supports HDMI 1.4 and is thus not able to deliver the massive 3840x1600 ...
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MacOS renders monospace (sometimes) as Times New Roman

I recently observed that sometimes monospace fonts are rendered incorrectly, very similar to this issue. But in my case, it is not present in Chrome and clearing MacOS's font cache as described in the ...
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What is the difference between the different font smoothing levels on macOS?

In, macOS 10.14 and 10.15 (and in older versions), you can enable font smoothing and set the font smoothing strength on the command line. See this for reference. Key commands are defaults write -g ...
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Change default Arabic font on OSX Catalina

I'm trying to change the Arabic font on OSX Catalina from the default Geeza Pro to the (system provided) much nicer looking DecoType Naskh. However I'm unable to disable Geeza, nor make any changes ...
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Fix really small font in Mail.app for some incoming mails?

Context I'm using macOS Catalina (10.15.3), but this problem exists at least 5 years in the built-in mail application (Mail.app). The Problem Mail.app in macOS seems display some incoming mails' ...
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Change font size of mail list in Mail.app

Is it possible to change the font size of list of mails on the left side inside Mail.app? I find it to be a bit too small for my liking.
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How to prevent OS X from automatically deleting fonts after restarting?

Environment System version: 10.13.6 (17G65) Device: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2015) Actual Behavior After system restart, certain fonts will disappear in Font Book. All these fonts are "downloadable ...
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How to sync fonts across Macbooks? Extended question

I'm bouncing on a question posted here a while ago: How to sync fonts across Macbooks? The question is about how to store all fonts on a cloud folder (i.e. Dropbox), and load these fonts on other ...
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Apple Font Tools cannot install on Catalina

I am trying to install the Apple Font Tools to be able to use the command line to edit font ascender via command line: ftxdumperfuser -t hhea -A f Tajawal-Medium.ttf.ttf I tried to download Font ...
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How to activate the second font in MacOS Terminal?

I want to activate 2 fonts at the same time in macOS terminal: FiraCode(a Coding Font) and AwesomeFont(a Symbol Font). I have installed them. However, I can only choose one of them: When I choose ...
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Change default font for single app

i'm looking for a way to change the default font for a single app, is there a command or an app which lets me achieve this? My intention is to change the Omnibar Font in Google Chrome, but there is ...
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Unicode character U+273F rendered as a cherry blossom in browser but not in applications

I would like to copy/paste the unicode character U+273F (black florette). Whenever I see it in my browser it looks like a cherry blossom: However, whenever I copy/paste it into an app, I get a ...
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What do setting CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled from defaults actually do?

I was trying to make fonts on external non-retina display look good and I was playing with setting CGFontRenderingFontSmoothingDisabled as many advices on the internet said. But nothing helped me and ...
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'post' table usability - error when installing .ttf font on mac

So, when i try to install a .ttf font on my mac it stops installing and gives me this message 1 serious error was found. Do not use this font file. and in the list there is, 'post' table usability , ...
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Subpixel antialiasing but not just for text, but images as well

My MacBook Air 2012 has a great image quality with my (pretty old) external monitor LG 27EA83. Unfortunately, I get a grainy texture with my new MacBook Pro 16" with every cable I've tried. This is ...
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Preview missing lots of fonts that are shown in font book

Clean almost untouched install of macOS Catalina 10.15.2. I haven't installed any fonts yet. Font book shows me fonts for example PSL Ornanong Pro. This font doesn't show up in Preview. I would ...
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What typeface is used by macOS to render unicode glyphs?

What font is being used in the following screenshot (on a latest macOS/Safari) to render the Unicode glyphs? The screenshot is taken from the page http://www.alanwood.net/demos/wingdings.html Is ...
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Why does the font change after I paste an image in TextEdit?

Here is a simple sequence of actions in TextEdit in macOS 10.13.6 that produces an unexpected side-effect. I don’t understand why, and would like to know how to prevent it. Create a new document in ...
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How could I replace Mathtype in a mathematic document with Catalina?

I think I'm not the only one with this problem on Mac. I have to buy a new MacBook with Catalina 10.15 (64 bits). Being a math teacher, I need Mathtype to edit equations in my docs. I have a lot of ...
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How to analyze font substitution in Catalina

I used to use a program called FontRevelear to analyze the font substitution behavior. Basically, if you type some Unicode character from font "A", but the character isn't actually in font "A", the ...
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Font of calendar in Preference pane of macOS

What font is used in the calendar of macOS Date & Time preference pane? Like the left box of this image, where it says Nov 2018 and Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa and 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 ....
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Convert resource-fork type 1 font files to some sort of data-fork font files?

I am trying to sort and organize resource-fork font files, and I'm trying to figure out if there is a tool that can do it for me, or some pointers to some documentation that would help me write my own ...
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How to install “fonts available for download” from terminal

In this article, it says: Fonts available for download in Mojave To download and enable any of these fonts: Open Font Book from your Applications folder. Select All Fonts in the ...
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Cannot download fonts on Fontbook In Catalina

I would like to download fonts on Fontbook app that is preinstalled on the system. However, when I choose a font that is grayed-out on the list and click the download button, the download does not ...
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Numbers.app force me to download Chinese fonts but the download always fails

Whenever I open the Numbers app the pop up always shows up, requiring me to download Chinese fonts. The dialog reads "Numbers.app needs to download the font. The size is 50MB.". However, when I ...
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Changing system font in macOS Catalina

I am using macOS Catalina, and I would like to change the system font to something other than San Francisco. I tried TinkerTool, but it doesn’t really work.
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After PDFs combined, copied text using Inter font is gibberish

I have been making multi-page PDFs from Sketch. Each page is exported as a PDF. Then I combine these pages into one PDF using a Quick Action, either the built in Create PDF action, or a homemade one ...
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Opening any of the iWork suite brings up over 80 dialogs in a row

Upon opening Pages, Keynote or Numbers I'm informed that it "needs to download the font X" with a skip or a download button via a dialog (great choice, something that remains in the centre of the ...
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FONTD process freezes MAIL.APP when using Exchange account

it only started happening recently. Every time I open mail app with two mail accounts, iCloud and exchange, if it shows both accounts (all mail) or just exchange, app freezes for about 10 seconds with ...

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