Question: Please List System Essential Fonts

Discussion in 'macOS' started by srobert, May 12, 2005.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020

    srobert

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    Hello. I just installed Tiger on my work computer. As I use it for Graphic design, I did the usual "font cleanup", i.e.: deleting all non-essential fonts.

    With panther, the OS worked fine when you deleted all fonts from the "System > Library > Fonts" folder except for the 5 essential system fonts: Geneva, Keyboard, Last Resort, Lucida and Monaco.

    I tried deleting all fonts but these five in Tiger and the finder went crazy. (Couldn't refresh windows) My guess is that Tiger use different (more?) system fonts.

    Anybody have any clue which these are? Or am I completely off the track?

    Thanks
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    You can find them at /Macintosh HD/System/Library/Fonts. I suggest that you leave them there.
     
  3. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    When I had font problems in Panther I was worried about deleting essential fonts but I could not delete the fonts in the System Library.

    I'd leave them exactly where they are and just clean up font folders in your apps libraries as opposed to anything else.
     
  4. Cold_Steel macrumors member

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    maybe a little OT but why would you eant to delete the fonts anyways? do excess fonts slow down the OS X?

    Matt
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    That's correct--fonts are not going to cause problems in MacOS X unless they are corrupt. For those people who get confused by all of the choices available to them, Apple provides Font Book. Use this utility to manage your fonts. I assume that anyone who thinks that Apple provided too many fonts is not going to buy Suitcase.
     
  6. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Excess fonts do cause slow-down but we're talking major excesses - like several thousand of the things. A couple of hundred extra will make little difference unless they are, of course, corrupt.
     

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