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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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Fonts do not install in MacOSX Snow Leopard

I have been trying to install some Telugu fonts for my computer, which can't update past Snow Leopard. I tried to install the fonts by clicking on them and then clicking "Install Font", but once I ...
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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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Verdana always appears as bold in Safari

This started happening when I updated to Mojave. On many sites I've visited that use Verdana, only the bold font face shows up, even though it is not marked bold in inspect element, nor does it appear ...
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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?

Okay, so 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...