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Leopard Font Organization

17982 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2008 12:57 PM by Guriboy RSS
  • James_L. Ryan Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Nov 17, 2007 12:52 PM (in response to James_L. Ryan)
    Here are the fonts installed in /System/Library/Fonts immediately following a clean installation of Leopard.

    Apple Braille Outline 6 Dot.ttf
    Apple Braille Outline 8 Dot.ttf
    Apple Braille Pinpoint 6 Dot.ttf
    Apple Braille Pinpoint 8 Dot.ttf
    Apple Braille.ttf

    Apple Symbols.ttf

    Geeza Pro Bold.ttf
    Geeza Pro.ttf
    Helvetica LT MM


    Times LT MM


    Seven More Fonts with Oriental Character Names
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • SharonZ Level 2 Level 2 (455 points)
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    Nov 17, 2007 9:05 PM (in response to Kevin Neal)
    Kevin Neal wrote:
    problem with that is the dfont version of helvetica neue will be active and so is going to get used in Quark or Indesign, which is bad news because dfont should be avoided,

    But you can specifically select the PostScript version of Helv Neue from inside InDesign (and, I assume from inside Quark), so even if they're both active, it's not a problem (tho it is somewhat annoying).
    Mac OS X (10.5)
  • James_L. Ryan Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Nov 22, 2007 9:38 AM (in response to Bill Fant1)
    In a prior posting in this thread I detailed how I keep all of my non-system fonts within folders located in Library/Fonts, each folder containing all of the fonts from a given source, the sources being Adobe, iLife, iWork, Leopard, and Microsoft. (In my earlier posting the folder "Leopard" was at that time named "Apple".) There are some duplicate fonts from folder to folder but these have all be resolved.

    I also have seven accounts on my system, one administrator account and six user accounts. None of these accounts have any fonts kept in user/Library/Fonts. The result is that exactly the same fonts are available regardless of which account is currently in use.

    An oddity I am experiencing is that the list of fonts appearing in the "English" library have some variance in the different accounts, although the count for a given account does remain constant.

    My question then is.....

    Is the variance just mentioned a bug in Font Book, or is there something I am missing? Is there anything I can do to make the count consistent across all accounts? I guess I'm one of those that becomes concerned when what I perceive as odd and/or inconsistent behavior is occurring.
    MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.1), Have had Macs since my 128K Mac
  • don montalvo Level 2 Level 2 (345 points)
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    Jan 1, 2008 7:44 PM (in response to SharonZ)
    I'm a big fan of Font Doctor...but only for creating reports. We NEVER let ANY utility "fix" fonts. We simply replace bad fonts from original media. I see a lot of shops make a mess out of things by "fixing" fonts.

    15.4" MacBook Pro + 8G iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.1), the usual sysadmin stuff
  • Guriboy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 3, 2008 12:57 PM (in response to Kevin Neal)
    {quote:title=Kevin Neal wrote:}dfonts aren't suitable for professional printing and need to be removed so they don't clash{quote}

    As someone who has worked in digital prepress since 1988, I would love to hear your explanation as to why dfonts are not suitable for professional printing.
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