View Full Version : Where Is Apple Chancery

Jul 7, 2012, 05:29 PM
I'm trying to find this hidden system font. I know that it can be referenced in HTMLs and word docs, but I can't see it. Reason for wanting Apple Chancery is simple: add it to Windows XP.

Version: Apple Mac OX 10.6.8

Where can I find Apple Chancery?

Jul 7, 2012, 06:16 PM
Just open up your Font Book app, type in apple chancery and it should appear in your list.

Jul 7, 2012, 06:25 PM
It DOES appear.

I was trying to find it in the Fonts folder manually, but it didn't show up. You actually had to search for that font using Font Book, then right-click and choose "Reveal In Finder." Apparently, the file stays hidden until you request the Finder to reveal it for you.

Quick Update: XP couldn't accept Chancery because it reports the file is damaged.

Jul 7, 2012, 10:49 PM

On my computer, Apple Chancery is a .dfont which doesn't work with Windows. I don't know if your version of Apple Chancery is a .dfont, a TrueType font (or a PostScript font), or an OpenType font but if it is a .dfont and if you want to use it on Windows and you'll have to convert it.


Jul 8, 2012, 09:05 AM

On my computer, Apple Chancery is a .dfont ...This is true. However, Apple changed the file extension of the Apple Chancery font file to .ttf. I gather that it cannot be installed on Windows because Apple Chancery is protected.

no1wammy is mistaken about two things:

Apple Chancery is not a hidden font. It resides in plain view in the /Library/Fonts/ folder.
Apple Chancery is not a System font. /System/Library/Fonts/ is the fonts folder for the System. /Library/Fonts/, where Apple Chancery resides, is MacOS X's global user font folder.

Jul 9, 2012, 09:15 AM

Very good information. Has Apple given up on using Datafork TrueType fonts (.dfont)? I know that many designers and prepress people had problems with the .dfonts originally but I hadn't heard much about it for a while.