Issues with having too many fonts installed?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by kat.hayes, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    Are there issues with having too many fonts installed on a Mac besides them just taking up hard drive space?

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  2. bent christian Suspended

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    It can bog a system down. That is why font managers were invented. If you think you have too many fonts activated, open Font Book and disable the non-system fonts.
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do the installed fonts use up RAM? Is there a way to know how many is too many fonts?

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  4. Jess13 Suspended

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    I haven’t noticed any issues, other than difficulty deciding what font to use with so many choices. :rolleyes:
     
  5. bent christian Suspended

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    They can, but that is less of an issue now than it was in the past now with faster memory and usually more of it. I don't know what system you are using and how many fonts you have active, so that is all I can say on the topic.

    The easiest way to find out if fonts are slowing you down is to go into Font Book and deactivate all non-system fonts. It should take less than ten seconds.
     

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