11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 11, 2013 7:55 PM by zomby
zomby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm a graphic designer and I'm having trouble organizing all of these random hebrew/japanese/chinese fonts that I never use.

 

I don't want to screw up my system, but I also don't want to scroll through 200 fonts every time I want to find one.

 

Is there an easy way I can find all of the non-english fonts and disable them?


Fontbook freezes and crashes all the time for me, so I've been using Suitcase Fusion free trial for a few days and disabled a bunch of fonts through it. Though, it prevents me from disabling anything considered a "System Font" which is fine, only having the necesccary non-english fonts is okay, I just don't want 75% of my font list in my adobe applications to be un-usable fonts.

 

I guess my problem is that by default, some fonts are pre-disabled on OS X, and should I run into problems, I want a way to easily re-enable these fonts if I need to. Also, since I've disabled so many fonts, I dont' know what ones are enabled by default. How would I go about restoring all of my fonts?

 

I think it'd be nice to be able to sort all of the fonts by what language they're in. But I don't know what language the font is because I don't speak those languages. Another problem is that you can't organize local fonts in Suitcase. I think using fontbook would be my best option for this, before switching back to Suitcase for regular use, but I still have the problem of restoring my already disabled fonts correctly, and figuring out which fonts are in what language. Could anyone help me out with this?


MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)