Should I be using a 3rd party font manager.

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    I don't know if this problem is in FontBook or what.

    I keep turning off my fonts and they keep turning themselves back on.

    I cannot find any rhyme or reason. I started by turning all fonts off. Then I'd open up photoshop and a whole bunch of 'p' fonts would be on. I eventually traced it to an AdobeFnt07.lst file. In fact there were about six of these scattered in various place. I deleted them all and Photoshop remade them without the extra fonts. I thought that was solved then after working for a while I see that another bunch of fonts have been turned on. This time all the p fonts again. And I only had Illustrator open.

    So again I turn them all off. Start up Illy and everything is fine. Start up Photoshop and everything is fine. Then I have a look in text edit at the fonts and I find that all the p fonts are listed, but they don't work. I check with FontBook and they are still off. I'm wondering what it is about the p fonts.

    Any way all the fonts in FontBook were still off. Then after opening Illy again I find that a whole bunch of fonts are back on. This time the T U and V fonts, (not every one but most), sure enough I check in FontBook and they are back on again.

    This is really driving me crazy. What is causing this mad behaviour.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Lucida and Geneva are system fonts. I don't believe that they can be turned off. Certainly, you should not disable them even if you can.
     
  3. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps my post isn't clear enough. What is happening is that whole swathes of Font's keep turning themselves on. Not system fonts. I shouldn't have even mentioned Lucida and Geneva.

    And I can't understand why. I can't even repeat it. Sometimes opening Illustrator makes a bunch of fonts turn on sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes all th 'P' fonts turn on at other times it's the T and V fonts.
     

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