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? • How does automatic font activation work? • In what order does Leopard access fonts from all their possible locations? • How can I figure out what characters are available in a Unicode font? • Which fonts can I remove from my system safely? • How can I best organize the fonts stored on my Mac? • 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?
Table of Contents • Read Me First • Introduction • 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 • Appendix A: Supported Font Types • Appendix B: Leopard Font Tables • Appendix C: Users and Accounts • Appendix D: Replace the Helvetica dfont • About This Book
Read Me First This book tells you everything you need to know (and then some!) about fonts on your Mac: what and where they are, how to organize them, how to access the hidden wealth of characters inside some of them, and how to use the Mac OS X font tools—Font Book, Keyboard Viewer, and Character Palette. It demystifies Unicode, explains how to get your font collection under control, and more. This ebook was written by Sharon Zardetto, edited by Tonya Engst, and published by TidBITS Publishing Inc.