Announcement: Upgrade to macOS Mojave

With features like Dark Mode, Stacks, and four new built-in apps, macOS Mojave helps you get more out of every click. 
Find out how to upgrade to macOS Mojave > https://support.apple.com/macos/mojave

Looks like no one’s replied in a while. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.

Question:

Question: Strange fonts showing up

G'day,

I’m using Illustrator CS 6, version 16.0.5, and have noticed a bunch of fonts in the font menu that I didn't install.

They don't show up in Font Book Did a search and nothing shows up.

Do other apps install fonts (like MS Office) and then hide them?

Working on a late 2012 Mac mini running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. 16 GB of RAM. 1 TB SSD.

Cheers.

Mac mini, macOS High Sierra (10.13.1)

Posted on

Reply
Question marked as Solved
Answer:
Answer:

Oh, those. 🙂


These six fonts are installed by the OS, but due to a bug that's been around since El Capitan, they won't show up in any Apple supplied app. Iowan Old Style just joined the list in High Sierra. The other five since El Capitan.


Athelas.ttc

Charter.ttc

Marion.ttc

Seravek.ttc

SuperClarendon.ttc

Iowan Old Style.ttc


The Adobe apps, Microsoft Office, you name it. Any and all third party apps see them. Apple's apps do not.


The only current fix (if you want to be able to use them everywhere) is to copy these six fonts from a Mac running Yosemite and completely replace the High Sierra installed versions with the older copies.

Posted on

Page content loaded

Mar 14, 2018 12:59 PM in response to Nealer83 In response to Nealer83

Would they happen to be these?


ACaslonPro-Bold.otf

ACaslonPro-BoldItalic.otf

ACaslonPro-Italic.otf

ACaslonPro-Regular.otf

ACaslonPro-Semibold.otf

ACaslonPro-SemiboldItalic.otf

AdobeArabic-Bold.otf

AdobeArabic-BoldItalic.otf

AdobeArabic-Italic.otf

AdobeArabic-Regular.otf

AdobeDevanagari-Bold.otf

AdobeDevanagari-BoldItalic.otf

AdobeDevanagari-Italic.otf

AdobeDevanagari-Regular.otf

AdobeFangsongStd-Regular.otf

AdobeFanHeitiStd-Bold.otf

AdobeGothicStd-Bold.otf

AdobeHebrew-Bold.otf

AdobeHebrew-BoldItalic.otf

AdobeHebrew-Italic.otf

AdobeHebrew-Regular.otf

AdobeHeitiStd-Regular.otf

AdobeKaitiStd-Regular.otf

AdobeMingStd-Light.otf

AdobeMyungjoStd-Medium.otf

AdobeNaskh-Medium.otf

AdobeSongStd-Light.otf

AGaramondPro-Bold.otf

AGaramondPro-BoldItalic.otf

AGaramondPro-Italic.otf

AGaramondPro-Regular.otf

BirchStd.otf

BlackoakStd.otf

BrushScriptStd.otf

ChaparralPro-Bold.otf

ChaparralPro-BoldIt.otf

ChaparralPro-Italic.otf

ChaparralPro-LightIt.otf

ChaparralPro-Regular.otf

CharlemagneStd-Bold.otf

CooperBlackStd-Italic.otf

CooperBlackStd.otf

GiddyupStd.otf

HoboStd.otf

KozGoPr6N-Bold.otf

KozGoPr6N-ExtraLight.otf

KozGoPr6N-Heavy.otf

KozGoPr6N-Light.otf

KozGoPr6N-Medium.otf

KozGoPr6N-Regular.otf

KozGoPro-Bold.otf

KozGoPro-ExtraLight.otf

KozGoPro-Heavy.otf

KozGoPro-Light.otf

KozGoPro-Medium.otf

KozGoPro-Regular.otf

KozMinPr6N-Bold.otf

KozMinPr6N-ExtraLight.otf

KozMinPr6N-Heavy.otf

KozMinPr6N-Light.otf

KozMinPr6N-Medium.otf

KozMinPr6N-Regular.otf

KozMinPro-Bold.otf

KozMinPro-ExtraLight.otf

KozMinPro-Heavy.otf

KozMinPro-Light.otf

KozMinPro-Medium.otf

KozMinPro-Regular.otf

LetterGothicStd-Bold.otf

LetterGothicStd-BoldSlanted.otf

LetterGothicStd-Slanted.otf

LetterGothicStd.otf

LithosPro-Black.otf

LithosPro-Regular.otf

MesquiteStd.otf

MinionPro-Bold.otf

MinionPro-BoldCn.otf

MinionPro-BoldCnIt.otf

MinionPro-BoldIt.otf

MinionPro-It.otf

MinionPro-Medium.otf

MinionPro-MediumIt.otf

MinionPro-Regular.otf

MinionPro-Semibold.otf

MinionPro-SemiboldIt.otf

MyriadArabic-Bold.otf

MyriadArabic-BoldIt.otf

MyriadArabic-It.otf

MyriadArabic-Regular.otf

MyriadHebrew-Bold.otf

MyriadHebrew-BoldIt.otf

MyriadHebrew-It.otf

MyriadHebrew-Regular.otf

MyriadPro-Bold.otf

MyriadPro-BoldCond.otf

MyriadPro-BoldCondIt.otf

MyriadPro-BoldIt.otf

MyriadPro-Cond.otf

MyriadPro-CondIt.otf

MyriadPro-It.otf

MyriadPro-Regular.otf

MyriadPro-Semibold.otf

MyriadPro-SemiboldIt.otf

NuevaStd-Bold.otf

NuevaStd-BoldCond.otf

NuevaStd-BoldCondItalic.otf

NuevaStd-Cond.otf

NuevaStd-CondItalic.otf

NuevaStd-Italic.otf

OCRAStd.otf

OratorStd-Slanted.otf

OratorStd.otf

PoplarStd.otf

PrestigeEliteStd-Bd.otf

RosewoodStd-Regular.otf

StencilStd.otf

TektonPro-Bold.otf

TektonPro-BoldCond.otf

TektonPro-BoldExt.otf

TektonPro-BoldObl.otf

TrajanPro-Bold.otf

TrajanPro-Regular.otf


If so, CS6 dumped them into the /Library/Fonts/ folder.

Mar 14, 2018 12:59 PM

Reply Helpful

Mar 14, 2018 1:14 PM in response to Nealer83 In response to Nealer83

No, I've found

Charter

Superclarendon

Seravek

Iowan Old Style, this one is on my HD but is not activated. The others don't show up anywhere.

Mar 14, 2018 1:14 PM

Reply Helpful
Question marked as Solved

Mar 14, 2018 1:21 PM in response to Nealer83 In response to Nealer83

Oh, those. 🙂


These six fonts are installed by the OS, but due to a bug that's been around since El Capitan, they won't show up in any Apple supplied app. Iowan Old Style just joined the list in High Sierra. The other five since El Capitan.


Athelas.ttc

Charter.ttc

Marion.ttc

Seravek.ttc

SuperClarendon.ttc

Iowan Old Style.ttc


The Adobe apps, Microsoft Office, you name it. Any and all third party apps see them. Apple's apps do not.


The only current fix (if you want to be able to use them everywhere) is to copy these six fonts from a Mac running Yosemite and completely replace the High Sierra installed versions with the older copies.

Mar 14, 2018 1:21 PM

Reply Helpful

Mar 14, 2018 1:38 PM in response to Nealer83 In response to Nealer83

I mostly can't understand why Apple won't fix what should be a very simple issue. I've submitted three bug reports on it.


It was fixed in Sierra with the beta 3 release, and continued on working as they should until 12.2.2. Then they stopped appearing in anything Apple related again and have continued on the "ghost" list since.

Mar 14, 2018 1:38 PM

Reply Helpful
User profile for user: Nealer83

Question: Strange fonts showing up