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Offline Tracy

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Font Management II
« on: September 11, 2020, 11:24:07 AM »
So I noticed in Library/Fonts there are a lot of fonts from my Adobe Fonts and my Personal Fonts
that I have not put in there, is Library/Fonts grabbing those fonts?
How can I get rid of those? I don't want to just delete if that is bad.
There is a lot of fonts!
This computer has been in someone else control for 6 months but I don't think it was his fault

fyi not back to work yet!

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Re: Font Management II
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 12:12:31 PM »
Yes. Library/Fonts should be running the bare minimum of necessary core fonts. They utilize resources and slow the computer down (a lot!). This is a last resort location for forcing a font to be active when all other options have failed (and then remove them when finished), and even then it's a horrible idea.
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Re: Font Management II
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 12:25:10 PM »
Unfortunately software often installs fonts in this location. Be careful what you remove though. If you remove a system required font the computer will not able to be booted. The only work around for that I found when I did it once was to boot another computer hooked up to that computer via a firewire cable and boot into firewire mode so it would mount the hard drive of the computer with the missing font so I could copy the missing font back to it.
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Re: Font Management II
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2020, 04:16:46 PM »
Joe you so funny!
Like I'm going to reboot anything off of something else  :lmao:


Ok I know a lot of the fonts I can delete I will not delete any questionable

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Re: Font Management II
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2020, 04:21:04 PM »
http://www.jklstudios.com/misc/osxfonts.html

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Re: Font Management II
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2020, 09:29:07 PM »
Wow! Thanks Mac Guy, downloaded as pdf gonna save that!

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Re: Font Management II
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 09:44:42 AM »
Ok I know a lot of the fonts I can delete I will not delete any questionable

Wow! Thanks Mac Guy, downloaded as pdf gonna save that!

Better to use that list than to just guess because guessing will lead you back hear asking "how to boot into firewire mode so it would mount the hard drive of the computer with the missing font so you could copy the missing font back to it". Been there. Done that.  :rotf:
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Re: Font Management II
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2020, 12:05:56 PM »
 :laugh: Joe went preemptive on me!!

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Re: Font Management II
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2020, 02:15:28 PM »
To be honest, even I, on occasion, have had to resort to putting fonts in that dreaded folder... but I put them in a folder that says, "delete me," before, so I know what's okay to delete afterwards. Sometimes, fonts in a folder cannot properly be seen, so than I mark them red or something before I add them. Maybe color the fonts that need to remain green, so if anyone adds anything new afterwards, you have a reference point.
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