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  1. Draft macrumors 6502

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    I want to change my system font to another font from Photoshop. Does anyone know how to do this? I've tried copying the font to all of my system Fonts folders, but it didn't show up in tinkertool. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I guess not.:p

    What OS are you on?
     
  4. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OS 10.1.5, but soon to be 10.2.

    Thanks,
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  5. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    OK, and you're placing the fonts where?

    /Library/Fonts/ ?
    /System/Library/Fonts/ ?
    /Users/youruser/Library/Fonts/ ?
     
  6. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Correct. I placed the font in all 3 of those places.

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  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    OK. For starters, I've been told to never to casually modify /System/.

    I would stick to just your User library if you're the only one who needs access to them, or /Library/Fonts/ if several people need access.

    Did you logout/restart after placing the new fonts?
     
  8. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Correct. I restarted the finder, it didn't work. Then, I restarted my machine, it still doesn't work.


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  9. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    OK, after this one I'm stumped:

    What's the format/extension of the fonts?

    I've tried TTFs before, and some didn't work for me until I removed the .ttf extension.
     
  10. cb911 macrumors 601

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    the system fonts are set aren't they? i thought there was no easy way to change them. but good luck anyway.:)
     
  11. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it started without the extension on it, but then I tried it with a .dfont extension. Neither of which worked. What about a font utility? I know there are about a million of them out there. Can any of them change the system font?

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  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    TinkerTool!
     

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  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Were the fonts originally from OS 9, or are they supposed to work in X specifically?
     
  14. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I've already tried it. The problem is that I just can't get new fonts into tinkertool. Do you know how to put a font into tinkertool verbose?

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  15. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    mmmmm....the download link for TinkerTool is down at VersionTracker, let me see if I can find it and I'll pop it on my iDisk for you.
     
  16. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It came from Photoshop 7, so I would imagine that it's for OS X.

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  17. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry about it man. I already have tinkertool installed.

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  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Here you go! :D
     
  19. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Oooooops! As you can see I've allready done it, oh well, never mind. :)
     
  20. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I went through this same thing with the fonts from the Macromedia MX suite.

    Do the fonts show up in any applications?

    My only other suggestion is to try a Font management app, but there are few, if any, free ones out there. And I have no experience with them...
     
  21. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just tried it in Word. It works perfectly.

    Does anyone know of a font management application that can change the system font?

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  22. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Weird.

    I'm able to change my system font with Tinkertool using the ones I added...
     
  23. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Make sure that you use the TT Jag version.


    That's the only system-wide font solution that I currently know of.
     
  24. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    how did you make yer prefs window "metalized"..?

    oh.. did you edit the nib files..? ::doof::.
     
  25. Draft thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How did you add the fonts?

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