Fonts disabled out of box???

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Higgs1, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Higgs1 macrumors 6502

    Higgs1

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    I just switched from a 13" air to an 11" and noticed the fonts looks really different. At first I thought it was just the sizing and something I'd have to get used to, however that was not the case.

    I noticed it a lot on ESPN and on these forums, the fonts just looked off compared to how I'm used to.

    Well turns out the problem was in the font book (in applications folder) it had Arial, Times New Roman, & Verdana all set as "do not use / disabled". I turned them all back on & my issues are gone.

    Not sure why these popular fonts were disabled, but they weren't on my old laptop where the time machine file came from. Just odd. If you are having an issue with your fonts, take a look and see if they're disabled too.
     
  2. lannisters4life macrumors 6502

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    Forcing Helvetica over Arial and Verdana would probably be best for everyone :p
     
  3. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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  4. Higgs1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Higgs1

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    How can I force it? Never really played around with the font book besides today lol
     
  5. lannisters4life macrumors 6502

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    When your fonts were disabled, websites using them (like Macrumors here using Verdana) would have been switched to Helvetica in Safari, which is generally a nicer font.
     

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