Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 1:55 AM (in response to zomby)
You may want to try FontAgent Pro - it's a terrific tool for graphic designers. Years ago, Suitcase was our only choice, but I much prefer FontAgent Pro.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to zomby)
some fonts are pre-disabled on OS X
The only fonts like that are some new Chinese fonts added in 10.8.
Bear in mind that a great many of the fonts supplied with OS X can do multiple languages in addition to English, so the kind of sorting you are thinking of may not really be possible. If I have time I will try to put together a list of the ones that are really intended for specialized use...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to zomby)
PS Here is a rough list of fonts provided with OS X intended for use only with particular non-Latin scripts:
Arabic : al bayan, baghdad, damascus, decotype naskh, geeza pro, nadeem
Hebrew: arial hebrew, corsiva hebrew, new peninim, raanana
Thai: ayuthaya, krungthep, sathu, silom, thonburi
Lao : lao
Tibetan: kailasa, kokonor
Korean: gungseo, headline, nanum, pcmyungjo, pilgi, applegothic, applemyungjo
Chinese: biaukai, gb18030, hei, heiti, kai, lihei, lisong, stfangsong, stheiti, stkaiti, stsong, apple ligothic, baoli, kaiti, lantinghei, libian, songti, wawati, weibei, xingkai, yuanti, yuppi
Indic: devanagari, bangla, gurmukhi, gujarati, oriya, tamil, telugu, kannada, malayalam, sinhala,
Myanmar : myanmar
Cherokee : plantagenet cherokee
UCAS : euphemia
Khmer : khmer
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Wow, thanks for all the help and information. If you have any updates, please let me know. So I guess I'll re-enable everything in Suitcase, organize it all in fontbook, then disable it by language? As long as it's not a system font. Hopefully I don't run into any problems.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 9:37 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Alright, I'll check it out. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to zomby)
Hopefully I don't run into any problems.
Apple's note at the bottom mentions some issues:
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
Yeah, I found that, but I'm more worried about my computer starting up, than language support. I'm just being paranoid, I know that os x replaces deleted neccessary system fonts, in the case that that does happen. Oh well, I'm sure I'll be fine, I'll update you later.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 8:11 PM (in response to zomby)
If you have any updates, please let me know.
I have posted a slightly more accurate list via
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 11:30 PM (in response to Tom Gewecke)
great list. i noticed Yuppi should be spelled Yuppy. I'll let you know if i notice anything else.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2013 12:19 AM (in response to zomby)
For anyone else wondering about what fonts to have installed my personal default list of fonts set in fontbook is everything in the english category except Avenir Next Condensed, which is disabled by default and the STIX fonts, which just get annoying. Everything else I have grouped by language and disabled.. until i decide i want to look at something in another language. There are still a few non-english system fonts enabled, but only like 10 or 15, nothing big, and they're at the bottom so it's fine for me.
Also, if anyone was wondering, system fonts can't be disabled in fontbook, so don't worry about disabling anything you shouldn't. Just stay out of those font folders.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2013 7:55 PM (in response to zomby)
Update. I noticed these font's weren't organized:
Apple LiGothic and Apple LiSung are Chinese fonts.
AppleGothic and AppleMyungjo are Korean fonts.
Also, here is a list of fonts that are disabled by default on mountain lion, incase you accidentally enabled them:
Avenir Next Condensed
PT Sans Captioin
PT Sans Narrow