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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MacOS misbehavior with Fonts in the Notes app

I can't figure out if I'm in a certain mode or if there's a bug in the app but whenever I try to increase or decrease the font of text in the Notes app the direction is always to go Bigger Format ->...
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After updating the emoji font in an older macOS, is there a way to visually find and insert newer emoji that the system emoji picker doesn't support?

I just updated the emoji font on my macOS 10.14.6 system using the method detailed in this answer. This seems to have worked great in that I can now view newer emojis that people send me, or that ...
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Devanagari font in macOS Terminal not rendering properly

[Setup] - I have a M1 Mac mini running Big Sur. I am using Devanagari-QWERTY input method for typing Marathi/Hindi. [Problem] - All is well when typing in apps like Pages, Stickies, Safari etc.. ...
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Can I disable font antialiasing in Terminal.app on Big Sur?

I'm slightly addicted to how 10pt Monaco renders with antialiasing turned off in Terminal.app. On upgrading to Big Sur, that checkbox in Preferences doesn't do anything. Well, it does something, but ...
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Can print graphics, but no text to Canon printer

This has stumped me. Printing was working normally before. I wrote a document in Pages with text, and one horizontal divider line. I printed it, and only the line printed. After that point, I could ...
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How can I increase the font size of banner notification?

I would like to increase the size of the fonts of the banners and alerts that appear in upper-right corner of the screen. My OS is MacOS Mojave version 10.14.6 I tried: System Preferences -> ...
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Font rendering on external display broken in Big Sur

The best example I have of font rendering problems introduced by MacOS 11.0.1 Big Sur is with iTerm2. This screenshot shows the window as it appears on the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) Built-in Retina ...
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Desktop icons font size limit (macOS Big Sur)

Is there a way to bypass the system setting and set smaller font than 10pt for the desktop icons. Usually the adjustable range is fine for me, but using external monitor with low resolution makes the ...
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Fonts showing in Font Book but not in Finder

I randomly found a font called 'Baloo' in Font Book, yet I can't seem to find out how it's been installed. When I click on one of it's variants in Font Book, it says that I need to 'download' the font,...
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Outline Text in Terminal

I'm tweaking the look of my Terminal. Is there a way to add an outline to the text in Terminal? I have turned the blur and opacity off because I want to be able to partially overlay the terminal over ...
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Make a single line of text bold in Mail message using Automator?

I have an automator script that creates a new email using the Mail app. In this message, I would like a single line in bold as seen here: on run {input, parameters} set clipContent to (the ...
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Pages: can I change the document font size but retain the italics?

I've got a 500 page Pages ('09 v4.3 on OS X 10.12.6) document where all text is 14 point; I want to change to 12. The problem is that there are blocks of italic text throughout. Using Select all to ...
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How can I control font of the Finder's sidebar?

In the finder, there is a sidebar that includes things like Favorites for easy access. On my laptop running Catalina, the font size is much larger than I desire on my 4K screen for the sidebar. Where ...
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Can I use Apple's San Francisco font (and other fonts) in my own text editor? [duplicate]

Can I use Apple's fonts in my Atom text editor. This seems to suggest I can't. Can anyone confirm this? I know, of course, Apple has no way of finding out if I do. I just don't want to use it if I'm ...
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How to enter Unicode (or other) symbols in LaTeX within Keynote (iWork)

In Keynote and other iWork apps, it is possible to enter formulas (and text) in LaTeX. This is an immensely valuable feature. But... How can I enter an astronomical (or other) symbol, via Unicode or ...
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Hidden filenames are too faint to read in Finder [duplicate]

I have enabled the display of hidden files in Finder. But the font color looks too faint to me to read. How can I make the font color darker? So this question is now closed because there is a similar ...
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Too many activated fonts - identify those in use and remove/archive others

Is there a way in Font Book to identify which (non-system) fonts are currently activated and required by Applications AND vice-versa which can be safely disabled (or removed from /Font folders? ...
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How can I get the normal \mathcal font in Pages?

I need to typeset some LaTeX formulas in pages, to make illustrations on a scientific article. In all other LaTeX typesetters when I use \mathcal{F} I get this: Instead on pages I get this Can I ...
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Why are some PDFs scrambled when opened with Preview on Mac?

Consider this PDF file for example. The text in this file appears scrambled when opened with Safari or Preview. However, the PDF is formatted fine when opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC or most 3rd ...
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ugly math in preview of Wikipedia pdfs

When I "download as PDF" a Wikipedia article with math, such as Septic_equation, and open it in preview 8.0 on macos 10.10, the math formulas are ugly / munged: instead of like in the ...
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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 [closed]

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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