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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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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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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 create package to install font in mac OS

I just created a .pkg using the following command: pkgbuild --identifier com.vinivia.xxxxxx --version 1.0 --component /Users/xxxxxx/ViniviaPoppins-AllinOne/ViniviaPoppins-AllinOne.ttc --install-...
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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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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 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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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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Cannot install Powerline fonts

I want to use oh-my-zsh with agnoster theme. So that I've tried to install the required fonts: powerline fonts https://github.com/powerline/fonts. For this one I needed not just run ./install.sh but ...
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Is there a way to deactivate fonts via terminal or similar?

I have the problem that I cannot activate a font in the Typeface app because the font was apparently activated before. It stops with an error about duplicate fonts, which seems legit since I can see ...
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Keep font on computer

The font Kaiti SC keeps uninstalling itself from my macbook and I need to re-download it every few days. How can I stop it from being removed? I would like to always have this font available.
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How to prefer displaying all chinese in kaiti instead of heiti

By default, system-wide, macOS seems to be using its Heiti SC/Heiti TC font for chinese characters. This includes the popup in pinyin keyboard. How can I switch it to use another font? Songti or Kaiti?...
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In FontBook, how do I re-enable the "...Remove Font Family?" warning?

As it turns out, the pop-up warning before removing a font family in FontBook is quite handy for accidental clicks. After choosing to not show the warning message previously, how do I re-enable this ...
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Not able to install any new fonts on macos 11

I tried the normal way by downloading the font and installing via font book, and also through homebrew. In both cases, I can't see the font. I ran the console app and listened for events while I tried ...
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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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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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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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Fontd CPU usage making Mac Mail useless

Macbook Pro running El Capitan. Fontd utility just started using 100% of cpu when doing anything in Mac Mail. I have researched and performed recommendations (validate fontbook fonts, clear/restart ...
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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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'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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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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Trying to install fonts to Font Book (Mac) using the Terminal

I've been trying to add "official company Fonts" to my DeployStudio workflow imaging new Macs. I'm testing it with Terminal and in the DeployStudio Runtime environment (like WinPE for PC). ...
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MacOS: Rationalising Fonts — Cannot disable fonts

According to Font Book, I have 260 fonts installed on my system. Many of them are for languages which do not affect me. Three such fonts are Al Bayan, Al Nile and Al Tarikh, Arabic fonts which I do ...
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Edit Font Metadata so FontBook will put it in English smart collection?

Some of my third party fonts don't show up in Yosemite Preview's font menu in the toolbox. I'm pretty sure that the only fonts available for Preview to use in annotation have to be in FontBook's ...
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How to fix corrupt or missing os system fonts in high sierra

I did a clean install of my mac from a usb key. Following that, everything worked perfectly in high sierra. Then, i used migration assistant to restore from my latest time machine backup. Following ...
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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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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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Font Book: Smart Collections: User fonts only

Is it possible to filter out all but user-installed fonts or all but system-installed fonts in smart collections? For example, filter down to all user-installed monospace fonts.
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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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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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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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How to filter for Chinese fonts in Font Book on Sierra?

Font Book has Smart Collections, which allows you to filter based on font properties. I created a Smart Collection with the filter "Languages include:" It works if I enter "French" or "Japanese", but ...
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Font Book reports "serious problems" with Code 2000?

I just downloaded Code 2000 from Wayback Machine but when I tried to install it Font Book reported a serious error but no further details. Anyone know what might be the problem? Are there any online ...
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Getting strange characters in third party apps. How do I fix it? [closed]

I don't really know how to explain this problem, so i'll just show some screenshots. GIMP is completely unusable. it looks like it's in another language. Visual Studio does it too, but only in certain ...
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Font is installed in font book, but bold does not work

I've installed a font in the font book, but the bold format does not work. I see the bold in the font book. Also, the italic format does work. How to fix it? (I'm running on El Capitan). Is there an ...
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How do I permanently delete fontbook from mac (Sierra OS)?

When I try to drag to trashcan, it says it's a system app that is required by os. How do I bypass this check and remove the app?
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/Library/Fonts vs. Font Book

Why are some of the file names in the /Library/Fonts folder, e.g. AppleGothic, missing from Font Book's (top level) font name list? Why are some of the (top level) font names in Font Book, e.g. Arial, ...
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Font missing Characters Latin 1 Supplement. How to type them?

I am typing in sanskrit, so, when typing in roman alphabet I need some supplements like ā ṣ ḥ ś ī. My font for the Roman alphabet is DV1-TTGanesh. When installing it (I have the copyright version), ...
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Every single 3rd party font gives me validation serious errors

I recently got El Capitan 10.11.6 installed on my MacBook. Now whenever I try to install ANY 3rd party font, they fail font validation in the Font Book app. The error is always: 1 serious error was ...
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Font Awesome displayed as question marks ion macOS

I downloaded font-awesome-4.6.3.zip from fontawesome.io. Double click fontawesome-webfont.ttf (under font-awesome-4.6.3/fonts/) to install the font, but I got this,
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Font Installs, But Not in FontBook

I've tried to install two TTF fonts, but they don't show up in FontBook. Message in Console is: Sandbox: FontValidator(897) deny(1) file-read-metadata /
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Apps Crashing Due to Mishandling of Fetching Fonts

I recently downloaded two apps from the Mac App Store, and I appear to be having the same problem with both applications. Both applications open, but as soon as I click on anything, they crash. The ...
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Heiti TC in FontBook but not showing as available in dropdown menus in XCode or Word for Mac

I haven't checked if other fonts are missing so I don't know if it is specific to this font. I'm trying to use it for an app.
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See hundreds of installed font quickly

Back on Mac OS 9 I used to have a great font browsing tool that allowed me to preview hundreds of fonts very quickly. Each font would only take up one line of text and everything was on the same page. ...
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Installing fonts from terminal instead of Font Book?

I know how do install new fonts using Font Book. Is there also a way to install fonts from the terminal, using some smart shell command?
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After adding a font with Font Book, is it safe to delete the original file?

I often find free download resources for font faces. I usually download the file and then double click ,expand, install with Font Book. It has never been clear to me if Font Book copies the font files ...
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Download Font from Application to FontBook

Is it possible to download fonts from applications into FontBook? I go to the application and select "Show Contents" and find the .otf font files. I then try to download the font to FontBook and get a ...
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