Why do website fonts change when I delete the Microsoft folder in Fonts?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hello09381, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. hello09381 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2015
    I recently tried uninstalling Office 2011 and that also entails deleting the Microsoft font folder. Once I deleted it I noticed websites using different fonts. Even the MacRumors home page looked different.

    Is there a reason for this? Try it yourself, close your browser remove the Microsoft font folder then open up the browser again.

    Macintosh HD > Library > Fonts

    You can always put it back don't worry.

    Some sites look downright wrong after I remove it, tested in both Safari and Firefox. Does having those non-included fonts present really change how websites work on OS X? Seems really odd to me.

    I'm on 10.11 if it matters
  2. hello09381 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2015
    Can someone at least test this for me please so I know if it's only something that happens on my end or not?
  3. 8692574 Suspended


    Mar 18, 2006
    There are a few fonts installed by OS X and Microsoft programs ( Office products) that should be left active since the Microsoft applications need these fonts.

    Also, many web sites use these fonts and will display better if they are available on your system. They are:

    Arial Black
    Trebuchet MS

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