My question is about Font Book.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macmithos, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. macmithos macrumors newbie

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    I've recently installed a new software that uses the fonts installed in the System. Looking at the Application Font Book, System is "translated" as "Computer". I've downloaded some free fonts acquired on the web and inadvertently I installed them with Font Book for a "User", not "Computer".
    I tried to drag and drop these fonts to the right place to be able to use with the new software but with no success ... . Will I have to uninstall them and reinstall back to the right "place" ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jamietshaw macrumors member

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    Why didn’t you have any success – what happened? You can move them from the user folder to the system folder although you’ll need to enter your password to do so, and you’ll need to be an admin account to do that.

    In Font Book choose a font under Computer then do File > Reveal in Finder. Repeat for a font under User. Now you should be able to see the two locations for all your fonts and can drag and drop from one place to the other.
     
  3. macmithos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks ....

    Now I realized how to drop&drag with font files .... I thought wrong about the way of doing it. I thought I could do the same way we do when we create a collection and just drag&drop fonts from "computer" or any "user" into the collection. I did the way you said, through the Finder Window and it worked perfectly. Thank you very much.
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Fonts can be installed in either /Library/Fonts (at the top level of your hard drive); or <user>/Library/Fonts.

    The only difference is that other users can't access the fonts in another user's font folder.

    So for the user (you) that put the fonts in the user font folder, there's no real difference. But if you do have other user accounts that need to access those fonts, then, yes, you need to put them in /Library/Fonts.
     

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