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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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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 ...
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How does macOS High Sierra generate bold weights for its system font?

Apple's new system font, "San Francisco", has two versions - "Compact", for display on small screens like the Apple Watch, and a regular version for display on larger screens like macOS devices. I am ...
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Firefox Font Size Changes on Secondary Monitor Connected to iMac

One staff person's new iMac (4K, 10.13.6) has been scaled to a larger text size to make it more readable for her (one size up in the "Scaled" display settings). On her secondary monitor (default, not ...
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Arabic Font iOS 11

Ever since I switched to an iOS device from Android, I have noticed that the Arabic font looks like this: This font is very different from the classic Arabic font and is very annoying to read. I ...
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My Font book opens every time I log in. Is it a virus?

Every time I turn on my MacBook, the font book opens too in my dock. Is this a virus? How to stop this?
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How to change Google Chrome's address-bar-text font size (the 'https://…')?

How does one change the text for Chrome's address bar font size? I need to make it larger, more readable, especially for high-resolution monitor displays. This font size is NOT for the displayed web-...
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can't scale for external monitor

I got a 4K display for my MacBook (late 2013) but I'm unable to scale everything after this monitor plugged. (Browser content is scaled, but the system app is not.) Can I still scale everything with ...
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Is there a simple way of finding the font used in a piece of copied text?

I'm trying to copy a small amount of text from a pdf to a Pages doc. On pasting, the font isn't the same. Is there a way of finding the font used in the copied text so I can set it after pasting?
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Standard macOS Fontface floating “Fonts” palette not tracking “Recent Fonts”

The standard Font palette Apple uses in many of its own macOS applications (and others) is invoked in Mail with Format > View Fonts (or ⌘T). For some reason when I change fonts it never registers in ...
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Can't see this emoji 🇹🇼 on macOS

I just found I can't see this emoji 🇹🇼 (Flag of ROC — Republic of China, Taiwan), which is rendered as a cross in a box, on my mac with macOS 10.13.5. I bought my Mac in China, but my language ...
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Emoji keyboard suddenly changed?

All of the sudden, I am not getting the nice and quick emoji keyboard (see 1) popup, but instead a big window of all type faces, which is not gaining focus for easy emoji insertion without moving my ...
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Apple Mail font is Helvetica Neue despite setting Arial as default font

My emails get sent with font type Helvetica Neue not matter what I try. I selected Arial as default font in Apple Mail. Still my emails get sent with Helvetica Neue. This is somewhat annoying because ...
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Refuse to install fonts in MS Word Docs

When opening one of my documents in Word 2015 (15.17.1) on MacOS 10.13.2, I'm asked to download a series of fonts including: STHeiti and Osaka. I know I could have these fonts installed to make word ...
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2015 Macbook pro 13" with Dell U2518D blurry font

I recently bought a Dell U2518D monitor to use as my primary display paired with my 2015 Macbook pro 13". This is a 2560x1440 1440p monitor. I used the included display port to mini display port cable ...
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Icon Text Enhancements for Visual Impairment

I am a complete newbie to the Mac. I have sight problems and would like to make the print size larger and if possible also darker colour or boldface on screen. I don't mean font size in working ...
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How can I speed up a very slow Font Book

Font Book is dead slow when looking for fonts. I noticed I have some 350+ fonts installed. Most of these I never use at all. My Mac is a 8 GB 1,7 GHz Midt-2014 MacBook Air. Would it help to throw out ...
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Calligraphic Asian fonts in macOS

What fonts does macOS have that give major Asian scripts an artistic, calligraphic look, as if painted by a scholar with a brush? (As opposed to a formal, computer characters.) I'll update the list ...
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How to rebuild my Font Book database

I was having trouble with my font cache in Photoshop, so per Adobe's instructions I reset the font cache with: sudo atsutil databases –remove Now, while most applications will show my fonts, Font ...
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Fonts appear fuzzy when connecting my Mac to an external monitor

I’ve been having this issue for a long time and I can’t get my head around it. When I connect my MacBook Pro 2015 to an external 1920x1080 monitor, the font becomes fuzzy and I get dizzy within a few ...
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Disable font smoothing (anti-alias) entirely for TextEdit

I have configured Terminal like this, but I can't find a similar setting in TextEdit: Is it possible to disable text antialiasing in TextEdit the same way as in the Terminal?
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Change font size of form content in PDF file

I filled in a PDF form on a Windows computer using a program called Foxit Reader. When the text was too long for the field, the font size was automatically adjusted. Now I wish to continue filling the ...
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Is there anyway to stop Microsoft Office 2016 on macOS prompting for update?

I want to stop this prompt: Normally I’d encourage people to keep their system / app up-to-date, but there is only one word that can describe what Microsoft had done in Office for Mac: catastrophe. ...
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How to print wikipedia pages with math

When I print Wikipedia pages with math, they come out bold, ugly: Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome all display Low-rank_approximation like this in print preview. Do I need to get additional fonts ...
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How can I increase font size in Spotlight

When I write 7/3 in spotlight it automatically shows result but the font is too small and doesn't have enough contrast. Is there a way to increase the size of the result font or all Spotlight fonts in ...
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LibreOffice Impress does not load the installed fonts

I'm trying to use LaTeX fonts in my LibreOffice Impress presentation so I downloaded the lmroman12 fonts from here and installed them via font-book. But when I open a document containing the font it ...
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Where are my fonts after macOS 10.13.4 update?

Just upgraded High Sierra to macOS 10.13.4. A bunch of fonts are missing after upgrading to macOS 10.13.4. What happened to these fonts?
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Fixed width Unicode characters overlap adjacent characters

When using any fixed width font but "Menlo" (Blue) font in Terminal, Unicode characters eat more space than they are supposed to, overlapping the adjacent characters (Red, "Monaco" font). Is this a ...
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Fonts on iPhone/iPad

Could someone explain how fonts are readily available for MacBook and iMac, but not for iPhone and iPad? I'm trying to work with a document (using Pages) that I share on all my devices using iCloud. ...
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Printed font size varying across apps

I just noticed that the rendered font size vary across apps even when the font size and the font face were the same, when printing. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and I normally use 12 point ...
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How do I stop daghesh from moving when typing in Hebrew

When typing in Hebrew on macOS 10.13, the daghesh sometimes 'jumps' from one character to another. Here is an example. Initially, the daghesh is in the correct place (שׁ): But when I add a 'ה', it ...
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Change equation font in Pages

During a Pages update which was pushed out a few months ago, Pages obtained the ability to write equations using LaTeX or MathML commands. According to an Apple Support article, the size and color of ...
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What is the default “cursive” font for macOS?

I am working on a Processing project for fun and I wanted to use the cursive font that is usually called in HTML and everything else, "cursive" or "Cursive," but in Processing it does the default sans-...
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Removing unremovable system fonts

Does anyone know how I can remove some fonts (that I know I'll never use) from my Mac? Some fonts don't allow you to remove them, and these are often the ones that I want to remove. I want to remove ...
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XPDF Missing Fonts

I had some strange issues copying text out of a PDF on my iPad (I always got a bunch of ????), so I decided to run my pdf through xpdf to see if that would fix things: pdftops naughty.pdf ...
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Is it possible to make more font styles available to the Preview App?

I need to use the Gill Sans Light font, but Preview can only see the standard Gill Sans. Is there anyway at all to force the Preview app to see more options for this particular font? Thanks for any ...
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How do text sizes compare between iPhone X, 8/Plus and SE?

When considering a switch from one iPhone form factor to another, one of the importand aspect is: How physical text size compares between old and new phone (each of iPhone X, 8/Plus and SE)? How ...
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Is it possible to sync custom fonts between macOS and iOS devices?

I am curious as to whether it is possible to synchronise custom/downloaded fonts from macOS High Sierra to an iPhone? From what I understand, if both devices meet the requirements for Continuity they ...
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How to sync fonts across Macbooks?

My old MacBook has many fonts that I need to sync to my new MacBook. How do I figure out the ones that are missing, and sync them?
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Increase font size in pop up dictionary window in OS X Sierra [duplicate]

On my Macbook Air running Sierra 10.12.5, there is no longer a Dictionaries directory under /Library, so the below suggested fix no longer seems to apply: Dictionary lookup wider and taller (pop-up ...
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How to change the font size of Open/Save dialogs?

On Sierra ... my Open/Save dialog file listing are displaying in a larger-than-normal font size. How do I change this?
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Literally odd smoothing issue in PDF Preview

I have an odd smoothing issue with Preview in MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 on my retina MBP. Every right-hand (odd-numbered) page is very blurry, almost unreadable, while the left hand pages are somewhat ...
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Blurry fonts on external monitor with MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2015)

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, 2015) connected to 2 LCD monitors: one through VGA and one through DVI. Text in both this monitors look awfully blurry. Example: Things I've tried: Settings > ...
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How to “Optimize for” an external monitor, downscale resolution but supersample for clear text?

How can I "Optimize for" an external monitor, downscale the resolution but supersample for clear text, similar to leaving macbook open and saying optimize for built-in retina display "looks like ...
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How can I use a 3rd party font on an iPad?

My Requirement: I am trying to use Orkney light font in HTML email signature in a iPad What I have got: Have configured email sign, no issues except the font used in my design is missing. What I ...
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Mail.app Won't Change Message Font Size

macOS Sierra 10.12.6, Mail.app 10.3, I can change the size of the message list font in Mail > Preferences > Fonts & Colors, and the change is reflected in Mail.app's message list. However, ...
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How to type monospaced numbers using system font in macOS?

The San Francisco font uses proportionally spaced numbers by default, however it does support monospaced ones. As a developer I know how to make it use monospaced numbers when showing text in an app, ...
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Why are some characters being replaced with boxed question marks on High Sierra?

I'm noticing characters being replaced by boxed question marks. It's happening most often for emoji and accented characters, I think, and I've seen it in Safari, Chrome and the system dictionary. I'm ...
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How to PRINT web page in larger font type?

I need to print a web page for a person with bad eyesight. I don't want to change my Safari font settings, as I can see web pages just fine. I only want to print the web page in a larger size. I have ...
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Finder file names with non-standard characters are bold in High Sierra

Why are all file names in Finder that have non standard characters such as accents or umlauts bold in High Sierra Finder? How do I fix this?