System Font Support

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nomhak, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. nomhak macrumors newbie

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    Well I recently ran into problems with Suitcase causing it to screw up Font Cache and what not, and a couple hidden font bugs resulting in duplicated fonts and a whole slew of annoyance.

    Anywho, Here's the result of the mess. I was recently going through my font book and I so happened to notice that all of a sudden I have a duplicate fonts for a bunch of system default fonts. Such as Times Regular (3 times) Italic (twice) bold (twice, and Bold Italic (twice) along with Courier and Myriad Pro. My question is - is it safe for me to delete any of these fonts or disable them? I guess I could ignore them but its more of an annoyance than anything else.

    Furthermore can anyone recommend great (better than suitcase crap) font management software?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Jul 4, 2004
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    Disabling the duplicates shouldn't cause any problems and will be reversible, but I try to avoid using FontBook altogether.

    Although I'm not working with hundreds of fonts or dozens of sets at the mo, I still find the old and free version of Linotype FontExplorer X pretty good, although I'm still running it on Leopard, not Snow Leopard. Gave up Suitcase years ago. You could try it out for a while, see how it works for you.

    http://www.fontexplorerx.com/download/

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