Myriad font on MAC OS X

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  1. dimi94941 macrumors regular

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    I have bought Adobe suite and apperantly I have a lot of fonts, including the one Apple uses, Myriad PRO Semibold. Well, I wanna know, how do I make Myriad a font on my whole computer, web, mac os x, everything. I tried locating it, and this is what I came to:

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    http://www.shrani.si/f/7/Z0/3HnFyvOS/screen-shot-2010-11-05-a.png
     
  2. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    If memory serves me, MacOS uses Lucida Grande and possibly Helvetica as system fonts, so in theory if you replaced those fonts with the font you want to use MacOS will use them instead (meaning delete/rename them)
     
  3. dimi94941 thread starter macrumors regular

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    would u by any chance happen to know where i can find those fonts? adobe's and apples?
     
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  5. Daelos macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    The system text is lucida grande, not myriad. Helvetica is used on iOS (though let's hope it never transfers to osx- it's a god awful type for screen). You are unlikely to get a font you set locally to work online: websites are generally coded to a specific set of font selections by the designer/maker, often for enhancement of the content (you won't but a book you can change the font to something whimsical; you have to be able to read it without noticing it).

    That said there are ways to change the system wide font: should you indeed want myriad over the system default
     
  6. dimi94941 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I would really want Myriad over default fonts. I searched the web but didn't find anything.

    Do you know, how I could do this?
     
  7. Daelos macrumors member

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    Silk (by unsanity) or Tinkertool should be able to do the job for you. I believe tinkertool does not let you change menubar fonts though. Silk may do so but i can't provide any more info than that as personally, i like the default option.

    any customised versions i see usually look a little odd and impact legibility.

    have fun!
     
  8. dimi94941 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you very much, you've been very helpful to me. I'll try that.:D

    Have a great day! ;)
     

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