Downloaded Font not showing up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gamerish, May 16, 2013.

  1. gamerish macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    I've downloaded tons of fonts on my laptop and never had a problem with any of them before. But I tried downloading this font and it's giving me problems. It won't show up in any of my native OSX apps like iWork or Text Edit but it shows up in things like Photoshop.

    Any idea?
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    If you're confident that the font is in the correct font folder, and that FontBook (or other font manager) shows it as being Enabled; and you've rebooted: then either the download was corrupt (unlikely if the font appears in Photoshop), or the font itself is sub-standard in some way.

    Creating fonts is a very tricky and time consuming business, and many free fonts have all sorts of issues -- either related to their metadata and the way they interact with the OS, or in terms of the metrics, kerning, etc.

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