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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 have just finished installing Mojave on a brand new 2018 MB Pro. One of the first things I usually do is disable all unnecessary fonts. This time, the option to disable the font is grayed out for ...
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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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Remove fonts from top of Keynote Font Menu

When I click on the Font menu in keynote, I see many fonts that are not in my document: How do I remove the fonts that I'm not using?
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What are the weights of the San Fransisco font?

What are the weights of the San Fransisco font? More specifically: standard (not compact) I'm pretty sure it's different for the two types (display and text). I'd like to know both.
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What's a font name table and why do so many free fonts have a “minor issue” with its structure?

Every other free font I install, Font Book complains about a "minor issue" with its "name table structure". What is a name table? What sorts of problems should I expect these "minor issues" to cause?
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Why are chrome, safari and firefox rendering Open Sans 400 as Extrabold

Today half the web looks ugly. That's because half the web uses Open Sans 400, and on my macbook pro in all browsers it has suddenly started rendering as "Extrabold". Even on the Google Webfonts site ...
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Affinity Photo Crashing - CopyFontsForRequest received mig IPC error

Just bought Affinity Photo for my Mac Mini running Yosemite. Cannot open a psd stating it cannot be parsed. and I either see this 7/10/15 3:01:42.190 PM Affinity Photo[8306]: CoreText ...
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How do I regain access to Font Book? It opens, hangs, then requires Force Quit

I just purchased a new MacBook Pro and migrated everything over from the old one. I had imagined that it was the old one that was preventing me from being able use Font Book (Font Book.app); it’s not ...
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How to install bitmapped *.fon and *.bdf fonts on Lion?

I want to install some rare bitmapped1 fonts on a Lion2 system. I have not been able to find these fonts in formats that Font Book will immediately recognize. I would like to know if there's a way ...
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Delete font library without opening Font Book OR restore Font Book completely

This is driving me nuts. I created a Font Library or Font Collection (I don't even remember exactly anymore) in Font Book. I was silly enough to add a very large amount of non-previously-installed ...
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How to fix fontd process taking up 100% of the CPU?

I experience reoccurring incidents of fontd eating up all the process power. What could be the cause of this and how do I make it behave again?
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Install a lot of fonts at once

I have a collection of free fonts that I want to install on my Mac. But it is too tedious to double click every one of them and then click "Install font". Is there a quick way to do this? Like a ...
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How can I add a font to the Font Book Web Collection

I'd like to add Courier New to my Font Book "Web" Collection: I go to the "All Fonts" Collection and search "Courier New": After dragging Courier New into the "Web" Collection nothing happens: How ...
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Font Editor on OS X?

I have some fonts that has the same name (but they are different in weight). The default OS X font controller won't let me change their name. What are the editors out there can do it?
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Where can I find default Microsoft fonts Calibri, Cambria?

If I want to test or use default Microsoft fonts on my Mac, and I own a post-2006 copy of Windows or Office, I believe I can legally use Calibri and Cambria although IANAL. This would be especially ...
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10.9.2 What fonts can be deactivated? How?

I'm looking for ways to manage my fonts on 10.9 Just now to fix a hang in Dreamweaver CC, I used Font Book (v5.0) File --> Restore Standard Fonts... That fixed the hang, but now the font menus in all ...
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Fix broken system font

I manually transferred some of the fonts from my old Mac via Fontbook to my retina MacBook Pro. After doing this the font for system popups broke. How can I fix it? Here is an example:
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How does Font Book.app determine the “Design style” for a Smart Collection?

In Font Book.app one of the criteria for creating a Smart Collection is "Design style". How does Font Book.app determine whether or not a given font falls into one of the available categories?
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Does OSX 10.9.1 have fontconfig installed by default?

I found at least the manual from my Macbook air. I have installed XCode full package. How can you see if you have fontconfig? I cannot find any such command in terminal nor in Fontbook.
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Font Book says multiple copies are installed

I downloaded a free font that included four .ttf files for the Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic variants, all different. I dragged them into Font Book and they all appeared in a group, but the ...
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How to show custom previews for all fonts in 10.9 Font Book?

For years, I've enjoyed the feature in OS X Font Book where you can type in custom text and scroll through all the fonts to preview it. Now on Mavericks, when I try to do this, it only works for ...
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How do I enable a font?

Every time I enable a font in FontBook.app, it works well. But if I logout or restart Mac, the font is disabled again. I tried many times but it doesn't get better. For example, "Songti SC" and "...
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Where does OS X store the list of disabled fonts?

I am using Font Book a lot and manage my fonts with it. Now, I want to back up all my settings. I found my collections in ~/Library/Font Collections But where does OS X store which fonts are ...
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Font Book finds duplicate fonts installed by Microsoft Office

Once you install Microsoft Office on a Mac, you get a bunch of new fonts. This is great, except many of them conflict with existing fonts that shipped with OS X. Open Font Book. Select all fonts in ...
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How do I uninstall a font?

I double-clicked a downloaded font and it installed itself in /Users/myuser/Library/Fonts. But all other fonts are installed in /Library/Fonts. Why does it do that by default and how do I uninstall it?...
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View all a fonts characters app?

Is there a Mac app for viewing all the characters of a font? Font book doesn't seem have this feature.
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How can I convert a font from Font Book to .ttf?

I am programming an application for IOS 5, but I need to use a different font. I found the perfect font for the job in Font Book, but it needs to be a TrueType Font file. Is there an easy way to do ...
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How to obtain glyphs from the “Apple Symbols” font in Lion?

I'd like to make use of the special iOS symbols found in Apple Symbols font, e.g. the "Reload" and "Action" glyphs. In Snow Leopard, I could obtain and insert them via the "special characters" pane ...
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Font Book does not Install all fonts

My Mac decided to delete all but 19 fonts, which is fairly annoying. It didn't really delete them, as in I still have the original files in the /Library/Fonts folder, but they've disappeared from Font ...