The following pages contain information about fonts and how to manage them on OSX.
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about fonts in OSX.
With Mac OSX, managing fonts has become seemingly more
difficult and confusing. Fonts can now be located in many
locations on the system which are activated by a specific
font hierarchy making it difficult to verify that the
correct font is in use.
Several fonts are required for OSX to work properly.
Removing these fonts can cause instability of the system.
I would recommend you to use a professional font manager to
manage your fonts. One of the first things you can do is to
organise your font files into a central location.
The information in this section will give you guidance on
how to achieve getting your fonts into this systematic
central location. To do this, first create a folder –
perhaps call it My
a good place to locate it is in the /Users/Shared
it will be accessible to all users of the computer.
Using font management software these fonts can then be
activated and de-activated as required.
Types of Font