duplicate fonts question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mopppish, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. mopppish macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2005
    Hello, all.
    I've been having problems with Logic Pro ever since the 10.5.2 update (and other updates that appeared at the same time).
    Some folks on the Apple discussion forums thought that font issues may be to blame. Most, however, still have problems after resolving their font problems.
    I went into Font Book anyway to see if there was anything I could clean up. I've already done the "resolve duplicates" thing with fonts that had the dot by their name.
    This time, I selected all fonts and validated them.
    I ended up with 42 'minor problems'. After going through each one to see what the problem is, they all said it was a duplicate font issue.
    Now, I'm not the type to go deleting fonts willie-nillie. When I went back into Font Book, each of the problem fonts did indeed have duplicates when I folded down the little triangle guy. All of the duplicates were grayed out with the word OFF next to them.
    Should I delete these guys that are already off and disabled? Would that actually have any benefit, or is the fact that Font Book turn them OFF the proper solution?
  2. mrscaston macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2009
    Irvine, CA

    I had the same issue recently and I came to the point of being able to view the duplicate fonts. I was adventurous and checked the select all button and deleted the fonts. All it did was move them to the trash which was fine because in case that was the wrong thing to do, at least they are still on the computer. Once I deleted the fonts, I went back into the font book and the original fonts are still there. I restarted my computer and the grey screen seemed to still load slowly but once I entered my password the user screen popped up a lot faster. I will give it a few days to see if it continues to move faster and if it slows down again i'll be sure to post here so you are aware.

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