Installing new font?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by macmesser, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

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    Where in OS 10.7.5 do fonts get installed? User, system, both? How to install open type fonts?
     
  2. MisterMe, Oct 5, 2014
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    MisterMe macrumors G4

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    OpenType fonts are installed the same way that fonts in other formats are installed. Fonts are installed in the global /Library/Fonts folder or the user's ~/Library/Fonts folder.

    Fonts in the /System/Library/Fonts folder are located there by Apple because they are used by the OS. They are also available to third-party applications. Damaged or deleted System fonts may cause a world of hurt. Therefore, you should leave the /System/Library/Fonts folder alone.

    Finally, there is absolutely no need to install any font in more than one location. Multiple copies of a font--even if they are in different formats--conflict with each other.
     
  3. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!
     

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