Fonts

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I want to change my system font to another font from Photoshop. Does anyone know how to do this? I've tried copying the font to all of my system Fonts folders, but it didn't show up in tinkertool. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
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Originally posted by Rower_CPU


OK, and you're placing the fonts where?

/Library/Fonts/ ?
/System/Library/Fonts/ ?
/Users/youruser/Library/Fonts/ ?
Correct. I placed the font in all 3 of those places.

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Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by Draft
Correct. I placed the font in all 3 of those places.

Draft
OK. For starters, I've been told to never to casually modify /System/.

I would stick to just your User library if you're the only one who needs access to them, or /Library/Fonts/ if several people need access.

Did you logout/restart after placing the new fonts?
 

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Originally posted by Rower_CPU


OK. For starters, I've been told to never to casually modify /System/.

I would stick to just your User library if you're the only one who needs access to them, or /Library/Fonts/ if several people need access.

Did you logout/restart after placing the new fonts?
Correct. I restarted the finder, it didn't work. Then, I restarted my machine, it still doesn't work.


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Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by Draft
Correct. I restarted the finder, it didn't work. Then, I restarted my machine, it still doesn't work.


Draft
OK, after this one I'm stumped:

What's the format/extension of the fonts?

I've tried TTFs before, and some didn't work for me until I removed the .ttf extension.
 

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Originally posted by Rower_CPU


OK, after this one I'm stumped:

What's the format/extension of the fonts?

I've tried TTFs before, and some didn't work for me until I removed the .ttf extension.
Well it started without the extension on it, but then I tried it with a .dfont extension. Neither of which worked. What about a font utility? I know there are about a million of them out there. Can any of them change the system font?

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Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by Draft
Well it started without the extension on it, but then I tried it with a .dfont extension. Neither of which worked. What about a font utility? I know there are about a million of them out there. Can any of them change the system font?

Draft
Were the fonts originally from OS 9, or are they supposed to work in X specifically?
 

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Originally posted by Rower_CPU


Were the fonts originally from OS 9, or are they supposed to work in X specifically?
It came from Photoshop 7, so I would imagine that it's for OS X.

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Originally posted by verbose101
mmmmm....the download link for TinkerTool is down at VersionTracker, let me see if I can find it and I'll pop it on my iDisk for you.
Don't worry about it man. I already have tinkertool installed.

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Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by Draft
It came from Photoshop 7, so I would imagine that it's for OS X.

Draft
I went through this same thing with the fonts from the Macromedia MX suite.

Do the fonts show up in any applications?

My only other suggestion is to try a Font management app, but there are few, if any, free ones out there. And I have no experience with them...
 

Draft

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Originally posted by Rower_CPU


I went through this same thing with the fonts from the Macromedia MX suite.

Do the fonts show up in any applications?

My only other suggestion is to try a Font management app, but there are few, if any, free ones out there. And I have no experience with them...
I just tried it in Word. It works perfectly.

Does anyone know of a font management application that can change the system font?

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Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by Draft
I just tried it in Word. It works perfectly.

Does anyone know of a font management application that can change the system font?

Draft
Weird.

I'm able to change my system font with Tinkertool using the ones I added...
 

mc68k

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Originally posted by Rower_CPU


Weird.

I'm able to change my system font with Tinkertool using the ones I added...
Make sure that you use the TT Jag version.


That's the only system-wide font solution that I currently know of.