User installed fonts not showing up in any Apps - OSX 10.6.x

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  1. boatanchor macrumors newbie

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    I am hoping some one can help me with this issue. I have looked around the forum and found of couple of threads with similar issues but I haven't seen anything solutions that have helped me.

    I am running a fresh install of OSX Snow Leopard, and have been trying to install some the of the fonts I was using before using Font Book. The fonts are being added successfully and validating and are enabled. They are not showing up in any of my apps however, whether that be Photoshop, or OpenOffice etc. It seems that all types of fonts have issues, Opentype, TTF, etc.

    I have tried manually adding folders to the fonts library under the user as well (this seems to be where Font Book puts fonts I add through that app).

    I even downloaded FontCase trial version and when i try to add fonts to library with that app, no matter what font or font type i choose i just get an error with the location of where the font was being brought in from...not very helpful at all as I have no idea what is causing this issue.

    Could i be experiencing some sort of User or permissions issue? I was thinking of trying to reinstall the OS...as a last resort.
     
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  3. boatanchor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I have restarted, applications and the computer as well.

    I have even added a font to the system fonts to see if it got picked up by the apps...no luck.

    I am completely stumped.
     
  4. boatanchor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I resolved this issue by doing a permissions verify and then repair on my HD, there were numerous permissions problems

    I find this strange considering its pretty much a fresh install of the OS, but anyways, after the permissions repair

    Applications > Utilities >Disk Utility

    I restarted the computer and voila all the fonts I had installed that did not show up before now work.

    So if this ever helps anyone else avoid a wasted day of frustration and stress...
     
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  6. BennyArts, Apr 9, 2012
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    BennyArts macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm currently having the same problem as the OP.
    However for me the disc permission repair didn't solve the issue.

    It is very strange because I can use a few fonts of some families but other ones won't appear in the list.
    So for example I would have a 'Light' and 'Regular' but no 'Bold' while I did install the 'Bold' in the same way as the other weights.
    I have tried to convert the font to another extension but that also didn't solve the problem.

    This is very irritating because I need them for a design job...
     
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Give this a try:

    MacLife: How-To Clear Your Mac's Font Cache
     
  8. BennyArts macrumors newbie

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  9. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    In your original post you said:

    This is very irritation because I need them for a design job...

    Are you using pro software, like Adobe CS, etc.? Do the fonts show up in something TextEdit?
     
  10. BennyArts, Apr 11, 2012
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    BennyArts macrumors newbie

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    Yes I am using Adobe software but the fonts are also invisible in all my Office applications and TextEdit.
    One of the fonts that is now invisible also worked some time ago.
    I think the trouble started when I installed Snow Leopard but I'm not sure...
     
  11. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Are the missing fonts enabled in Font Book? If I remember correctly (I was using Tiger at the time) there was a problem with fonts under early versions of Snow Leopard, but I believe that Apple issued an update to fix it. Have you installed all the Apple updates? Are you using an up-to-date Snow Leopard 10.6.8?
     
  12. BennyArts macrumors newbie

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    Yes everything is up-to-date.
    I manage my fonts with Suitcase Fusion but the problem is not within Suitcase because I also activated the font trough FontBook but nothing changed.

    I'm really baffled...

    (Thanks for the help so far btw)
     
  13. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried uninstalling one of the problem fonts and then reinstalling it?
     
  14. BennyArts macrumors newbie

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    Yes also tried that.
    Just cleared all my cache but no change...
     
  15. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Is Suitcase Fusion up-to-date? Could it be a conflict between Suitcase Fusion and Font Book? Could you create a new user account and see if the problem manifests itself for the the new user account?
     
  16. BennyArts macrumors newbie

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    Suitcase is up to date. But as I said I have the same problem is I install the fonts using fontbook.
    Normally there is no conflict.
    However how would I be able to find out and in case solve such a conflict?
     
  17. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I don't have any experience using a font manager so I may just be barking up the wrong tree. Can you disable Suitcase Fusion by turning it off or would it have to be uninstalled? Have you tried creating a new user account to see if that makes any difference?
     
  18. BennyArts macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I now turned Suitcase off and installed a font that was previously not showing with fontbook.
    I worked!

    However, this does mean there is a conflict but how would I be able to solve this...
     
  19. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    You could see if someone here might know:

    extensis FORUMS: Suitcase Fusion 3 (for Macintosh)
     
  20. BennyArts macrumors newbie

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    Well I just installed another font manager and uninstalled Suitcase Fusion but had the exact same problem... :confused:

    Now I'm really baffled...
     

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