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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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install font from .woff file?

I am given a font file (.woff and .woff2). However when I open the file it doesn't directly open in the installer, instead of going that it's going to textedit. When I open the font book, and drag the ...
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Font appears in font menu but isn’t actually installed. How can I delete it?

I want to use the Adobe CC Font 'Semplicita Pro' but I have a font 'installed' called 'Semplicità'. (similar name, but without Pro and with an accent on the last a). The Adobe font isn't working ...
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How to set font/ui size without changing resolution and refresh rate

I just got the philips envia 27M1C5500VL and installed it correctly for my desktop. However when I wish to use the macbook with it, I notice that all text is abysmally small. This is due to the high ...
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Fonts got fuzzy/chunky after reconnecting monitor

System is MacMini M1 2020 running Sonoma 14.4.1, Monitor is HP 24mh - 1920x1080. UPDATE: All the info below was true, except that what I hadn't done was disconnect the power to the monitor. I had just ...
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Is there a way to override a Mac system font

I am using Avenir Next Condensed.ttc which is a Mac system font. This is my client's brand font. My Mac OS and my Adobe software are all up to date. The problem is most definitely in Adobe Acrobat, ...
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How to increase font size of dictionary in lookup?

I'm connecting my macbook to a 24inch monitor. When reading in Apple Books, I often use the lookup dictionary. However the font in the popup window is too small for me see. How can I increase it? For ...
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Location of fonts downloaded within MS Word / Powerpoint / etc

In Microsoft Office 365 on the Mac, I have downloaded (i.e., clicked the icon that looks like a cloud with a down arrow) some fonts that are listed in the font dropdown menu. (More specifically, I've ...
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Font Weights for System Fonts Messed Up in Multiple Web Browsers

I've noticed this effect in multiple web browsers and it seems to have come on suddenly. I've tried booting into safe mode, changing my display settings, and disabling all browser extensions. Here's ...
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How to use System Font in macOS apps? [duplicate]

I'm trying to replicate some text I found on a webpage. Chrome dev tools identifies the font as .SF NS but I can't find this in Font Book, nor can I find it in any other app such as Text Edit. I ...
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How can I change the font color of Mission Control?

macOS Ventura 13.6, M1 macbook air. For example, my VSCode has many workspaces (windows), and when I use Mission Control I need the titles below the windows to recognize them; but the white font color ...
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How can I remove or hide foreign language fonts from macOS Catalina?

My font menu is long and crowded with a lot of foreign language fonts that I never use. Is there a way to remove or hide them them safely and easily from macOS Catalina?
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How to extract a 'hidden' system font named zt-Mac from Mac OS 9?

There's a specific font in Mac OS 9 called zt-Mac that I'm dying to use. I'm running Sheepsaver to access OS 9, but want to pull this font out. Unfortunately the font doesn't seem to be within /System/...
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Safari monospaced font doesn't support Cyrillic?

To my surpise, it seems the default Safari monospaced font (that is, if you have font-family: monospace for your HTML) doesn't support Cyrillic letters. What font does it use? (It seems it is SF Mono, ...
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Ugly font on Google Search via Safari

I've already tried clearing cache, resetting fonts and rebooting the system. I only see that font in google searches. What can I do ? macOS Sonoma 14.1 (23B74) | Safari Version 17.1 (19616.2.9.11.7).
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Exporting a Pages doc without changing spacing

I have many Pages documents containing song lyrics and guitar chords. Each chord is above a specific word of the song. I need to export it to a web app. Everything I have tried changes the spacing and ...
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Fonts can't be used in apps with double click install

I am unable to use fonts in my apps until I restart or quit fontd from Activity Monitor. This problem only applies if I install the font by double clicking on the font file, however. If I go into Font ...
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How do I get macOS Sonoma (14.0) to keep the same font size in the finder?

Before MacOS Sonoma, all finder windows showed the same font size Now, some folders use a much smaller font size You can even see the font size on the side bar on the left does not match the tiny ...
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MacOS Ventura: Where is Osaka.ttf?

I am evaluating some software that needs to use fonts. I need to specify the location of the font. The font I would like it to use is Osaka. A quick Google search suggests, "Osaka is the default ...
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How to find the font file in macOS 13.3

I can see the font Kaiti SC in font book in macOS 13.3, but now I want to find the file location and copy to another place, where should I found the file location? I have searched the /Library/Fonts ...
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pandoc problem with unicode

On MacOS 12.6.9, I try to convert a Markdown file to PDF. For this, I'm using pandoc 3.1.2, installed with Homebrew. There are problems converting the characters ∧ and ∨, which I use for expressing ...
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What is the name of the “HAHA” SF Symbol?

I’m looking for the “tapback” icons we get in Messages in SF Symbols: Some I can find the exact icon or an approximation: heart.fill is close. hand.thumbsup.fill seems to be the same. hand....
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How to make default writing font bigger in Mail.app?

My current default font in writing emails is Helvetica 12pt. I see it as a very small, and I would like to increase it to 14pt. But right now I have to do it every time I write an email, and I often ...
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How to install a large set of TTF fonts?

On MacOS Monterey: I have downloaded the JetBrains Mono typeface. This is a zip-file containing 69 TTF-files. How can I add them to MacOS? The JetBrains website shows in their installation ...
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Can missing fonts be added to a collaborated Keynote file viewed on iCloud.com?

Sometimes it is very helpful to collaborate a Keynote file with somebody who does not work on a Mac but on a Windows PC. However, when using non-standard fonts (e.g. Graphik) the layout of the ...
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Text in some apps garbled up with non-Latin fonts after macOS upgrade

Recently upgrade to macOS Ventura Version 13.3.1. One app in particular (Golden Cheetah) has become unusable because all the text now shows in a non-Latin font. The text is unreadable. I have no idea ...
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Restoring Original Font Size Keyboard Shortcuts After System Upgrade

My previous system-wide font size keyboard shortcuts were ⌘+ for increasing, ⌘- for decreasing, and ⌘0 for resetting to the default size. These shortcuts worked in both Chrome and iTerm. After the ...
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What's the font on the Input Sources icons?

I want to create a Keylayout with a custom icon using Ukelele. What´s the font on the defaults icons? Also, is there are resource to edit this icon easily without having to recreate it completely?
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Is there a way to auto generate all the characters in a typeface?

Looking for a way to generate all the available characters provided in a particular typeface so that I can then copy and paste them into a design program, like Illustrator, or a plaintext program like ...
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How to change default Math font in MS Word for Mac?

I downloaded a math font that I was able to set as default in MS Word Windows via the Equation Options settings. However, this settings box (in the screencap) doesn't seem to exist in the Mac version ...
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Applying italic or bold with Helvetica Neue changes line spacing

The default font in Pages is Helvetica Neue 11 pt. macOS Ventura 13.2.1, Pages 12.2.1 Does anybody know why applying italic or bold changes appearance of its line spacing? (This doesn't happen if you ...
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List available serif fonts

I have been trying to find a way to locate suitable fonts for a book project. For the purposes of this question, I want to find all the fonts I have available on my Mac which are serif fonts, and ...
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Where does macOS store private SF Symbols? Such as icons on the Control Center?

Where does macOS store it's icons inside Control Center? For example the Control Center icon itself? Or the new Stage Manager? Or the Screen Mirroring? I know for a fact they're not raster icons ...
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Detect substituted glyphs

Here is how U+261E (manicule) and U+00B6 (pilcrow) are displayed in Pages: As you can see, all the U+261E and U+00B6 glyphs looks pretty the same across Menlo, Monaco and Courier New (with the ...
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Font size in Apple Numbers, Excel and LibreOffice Calc

See the screenshot below. The same font & size with zoom level 100% has different visual sizes in these three macOS spreadsheet apps: Apple Numbers v12.2 (left) Microsoft Excel for Mac v16.69.1 (...
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The font (Arial) is not applied to the body of my mail when using Apple Mail on MacOS

I work with colleagues who use Windows and I have noticed that my font is not applied to the text when I select Arial. This results in the text being displayed in Times New Roman (the default font on ...
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How can I increase the font size for all programs without changing the resolution on OS X El Capitan?

I wonder how I can increase the font size for all programs without changing the resolution on OS X El Capitan. I don't want to change the resolution:
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Use different font alternative stylistic set of an open type font on Mac

I currently know the feature code. Vs Code supports it in settings.json. I wonder if I could change the installed font to that stylistic set. For example, if I use customized font in Mac terminal, I ...
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Is there a way to mimic handwriting in MS Word?

I need to add some handwritten text into the text typed in MS Word. I've decided to use a handwriting font but the "handwritten" text isn't looking like really handwritten. I guess, adding a ...
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Apple Display/UI Scaling

I am a new owner of a M1 MacBook Pro and a long time Windows user and I have a problem with how the text is displayed on my screen. The Mac's screen itself looks fine, but when I connected it to my ...
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What is CR8supplement in my Font Book? Should I delete it?

I’m currently using my MacBook Pro with macOS Ventura installed, and a font file is bugging me. An installed font called CR8supplement. The font is sitting in my Font Book and, to be honest, I don’t ...
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How do I change iPad lock screen font

I update my iPad (gen 8) to the newest iPad operating system today (iPadOS 16.1) and noticed that Apple has changed the default lock screen font used for the time. I’m not a big fan of the new font is ...
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How to support Telugu/Tamil characters in VS Code on macOS

I want to paste Telugu/Tamil text from a PDF file to a VS Code file with a .js extension, but it just shows blocks. Other fonts, like Hindi or Arabic are working fine: when I paste them, it is showing ...
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iTerm2 custom font location

I am unable to add a custom font to iTerm2. When I install the font via brew install font-fira-code, it is installed in /Users/my_user_name/Library/Fonts. However, iTerm2 shows the system fonts only, ...
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How to format header in Excel worksheet using AppleScript

Here is the VBA code for customizing the font, font size, and stylizing the headers and footers in an Excel spreadsheet: 'With sht.PageSetup '.CenterHeader = "&R&""...
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Using system_profiler with English output on German macOS

For a macOS software that works with fonts on the bash shell I need information about the installed fonts. To get the font information I use system_profiler SPFontsDataType This works fine on an ...
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How do I make FontBook display a preview of the fonts which show up as a boxed question marks?

In FontBook, a lot of my installed fonts display as a boxed question mark. How do I resolve this issue? macOS High Sierra
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Question mark box instead of my Mac name in Terminal

I'm normally using iTerm2, but lately I wanted to restore its settings because of a style that I didn't like, so what I did, was run the command which I've found in Re-setting iTerm on MacOS X rm ~/...
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Change system-wide default font for a particular language

The default macOS font for Persian/Arabic is quite bad (IMO). Is it possible to change the system-wide default font for particular languages? I guess I'm looking for the equivalent of fontconfig rules ...
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Can you install fonts by symlinking them into ~/Library/Fonts?

You can install fonts by copying them them to ~/Library/Fonts but macOS fails to follow them when they are symbolic links. Is there a way to make this work with symlinks?
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How to fix font size in Notes app when pasting from clipboard?

hope I can find some help. I'm a total newbie at AppleScript. I have put together a script that will copy the text I have highlighted on Safari, and paste it into a specific Note with just a keyboard ...
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