Take Control of Fonts in Leopard
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- Table of Contents
- + Read Me First
- Quick Start
- + Learn Font Basics
- + Organize Your Fonts
- + Get Acquainted with Font Book
- + Install New Fonts
- + Validate Fonts
- + Remove Fonts You Don’t Want
- + Disable (and Enable) Fonts
- Enable Automatic Font Activation
- + Deal with Duplicates
- + Create and Edit Collections
- Use Libraries to Control Your Fonts
- + Find Misplaced Fonts
- Print Font Samples
- + Master Font Menus and Font Formatting
Control Character Entry
- Turn On the Tools
- Use Keyboard Viewer to Find Special Characters
- Use Keyboard Viewer to Type Accented Letters
- Learn about Characters in Fonts
- Utilize Smart-Font Typography
- Find and Enter Characters with Character Palette
- Use Alternate Keyboards for Foreign Languages or Other Special Input
- Appendix A: Supported Font Types
- Appendix B: Leopard Font Tables
- Appendix C: Users and Accounts
- Appendix D: Replace the Helvetica dfont
- + About This Book
- Copyright and Fine Print
- Featured Titles
- + Coupons
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posted by Harnoth almost 2 years ago
t’s utterly astonishing that the Macintosh, a computer platform whose initial claim to fame was not just its interface but its use of different fonts, celebrated its almost-20th anniversary with an operating system that totally ignored the importance of fonts, pretending the difficulty—or total inability—to install and manage fonts didn’t matter. As a Mac fanatic from way back (1984, to be precise), I hate to admit that it took Mac OS X years to get its act together concerning fonts, and that I also totally ignored the issue for as long as I could. I know I felt frustrated; I think I also felt insulted. But that’s well in the past.
Install, organize, and use fonts with ease in Leopard!
In this essential ebook, long-time Mac author Sharon Zardetto reveals all the details about how fonts work in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. She explains what folders your fonts reside in, in what order they load, and how to deal with font duplication. You'll also learn the ins and outs of different font installation methods; how to use Font Book to manage, validate, and organize fonts; how to make the most of character-rich Unicode fonts; and more. Whether you work in a font-intensive profession, use Unicode fonts for non-Roman languages, or want to wrangle the numerous fonts that have ended up on your Mac, you need this ebook.
Read this ebook to learn the answers to questions such as:
What's new with fonts and Font Book in Leopard?
What types of fonts can I use with Leopard?
Which fonts can I remove from my system safely?
How can I best organize the fonts stored on my Mac?
How can I figure out what characters are available in a Unicode font?
What is the logic and organization for Adobe's various CS products?
How are fonts from Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 stored?
How should I handle fonts from Apple's iLife and iWork suites?
How can I minimize font trouble when sharing documents across platforms?
What aspects of using fonts have changed between Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.5.5?
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