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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Font Locations

On a typical Mac OS X system, fonts can be installed in four or more places (Table 1). Where a font is installed determines who can use it.

  • User fonts are installed in a user’s Fonts folder (Figure 1). Each user can install, control, and access his or her own fonts. Fonts installed in a user’s Fonts folder are available only to that user.

    Figure 1. User fonts are installed in the Fonts folder within the user’s Library folder.
  • Local fonts are installed in the Fonts folder for the startup disk (Figure 2). These fonts are accessible to all local users of the computer. Only an Admin user can modify the contents ...

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