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Take Control of Fonts in Leopard

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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?

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Read Me First
    1. P1.1. Updates
    2. P1.2. Basics
    3. P1.3. Assumptions
    4. P1.4. What Was New in Version 1.0
    5. P1.5. What's New in Version 1.1
  3. Introduction
  4. 1. Quick Start
  5. 2. Learn Font Basics
    1. 2.1. Supported Font Types
      1. 2.1.1. PostScript Type 1 and Companion Bitmapped Suitcases
      2. 2.1.2. Multiple Masters
      3. 2.1.3. TrueType (Mac)
      4. 2.1.4. TrueType (Windows)
      5. 2.1.5. OpenType
      6. 2.1.6. dfont
    2. 2.2. Where Leopard Stores Fonts
      1. 2.2.1. Mac OS X Fonts Folders
      2. 2.2.2. Speed-Read Fonts Folder Paths
      3. 2.2.3. Application Fonts Folders
      4. 2.2.4. The Font Access Order
    3. 2.3. Explore the Unicode Universe
      1. 2.3.1. In the Beginning Was ASCII
      2. 2.3.2. Back to Unicode
  6. 3. Organize Your Fonts
    1. 3.1. Prepare for the Cleanup
      1. 3.1.1. Note the Colorizing Color Scheme
      2. 3.1.2. Understand Font-Recommendation Categories
      3. 3.1.3. Create Cleanup Folders
    2. 3.2. Organize the System Fonts Folder
      1. 3.2.1. Remove the Non-Leopard Fonts
      2. 3.2.2. Winnow the Leopard Fonts
      3. 3.2.3. Restore Missing Leopard Fonts
    3. 3.3. Organize the Library Fonts Folder
      1. 3.3.1. The Library Fonts Cleanup Procedure
      2. 3.3.2. Identify and Winnow the Leopard Fonts
      3. 3.3.3. Assess the Remaining Leopard Fonts
      4. 3.3.4. Identify and Winnow iLife/iWork Fonts
        1. 3.3.4.1. Identify and Label the Fonts
        2. 3.3.4.2. Assess and Reinstall Wanted Fonts
        3. 3.3.4.3. Make a Subfolder
      5. 3.3.5. Identify and Winnow Remaining Fonts
    4. 3.4. Organize the User Fonts Folder
    5. 3.5. Deal with Microsoft Fonts
      1. 3.5.1. For Office 2004
        1. 3.5.1.1. Identify the Microsoft Fonts
        2. 3.5.1.2. Sift through the Microsoft Fonts
        3. 3.5.1.3. Assess the Remaining Microsoft Fonts
      2. 3.5.2. For Office 2008
        1. 3.5.2.1. The Upgrade Cleanup
        2. 3.5.2.2. Winnow the Office 2008 Font Collection
    6. 3.6. Deal with Adobe-product Fonts
      1. 3.6.1. Label and Gather the Adobe Fonts
        1. 3.6.1.1. For CS3/4-Upgrade Users
        2. 3.6.1.2. For CS/CS2 Users
        3. 3.6.1.3. For CS3/4 Users
      2. 3.6.2. Assess the Fonts
      3. 3.6.3. Put the Fonts…
    7. 3.7. Finish Organizing
      1. 3.7.1. Make Backup Archives
      2. 3.7.2. Clean Up from the Cleanup
      3. 3.7.3. Stay Organized
      4. 3.7.4. Font-Tracking Techniques
  7. 4. Get Acquainted with Font Book
    1. 4.1. Tour the Interface
    2. 4.2. Understand the Collection List
    3. 4.3. Set Font Book's Preferences
    4. 4.4. Learn Other Interface Features
  8. 5. Install New Fonts
    1. 5.1. Get New Fonts
    2. 5.2. Before You Install
    3. 5.3. Install a Font from the Finder
    4. 5.4. Other Installation Options
      1. 5.4.1. Installation Alternatives within Font Book
      2. 5.4.2. Installation Destinations
      3. 5.4.3. Install a Folder of Fonts
      4. 5.4.4. Install Postscript Type 1 Fonts
      5. 5.4.5. Beware of Multi-Family Suitcases
        1. 5.4.5.1. Repacking Legacy Suitcases
      6. 5.4.6. Work Directly with Fonts Folders
  9. 6. Validate Fonts
    1. 6.1. Find Your Way Around the Validation Window
  10. 7. Remove Fonts You Don't Want
    1. 7.1. Use Font Book to Remove Fonts
    2. 7.2. Trim the Excess Font Fat
      1. 7.2.1. The System Fonts Folder
        1. 7.2.1.1. Replace a Removed System Font
      2. 7.2.2. The Library Fonts Folder
      3. 7.2.3. The User Fonts Folder
      4. 7.2.4. Dump Duplicates
  11. 8. Disable (and Enable) Fonts
    1. 8.1. Disable a Font Family
    2. 8.2. Target More, or Less, Than a Family
      1. 8.2.1. Disable Part of a Font Family
      2. 8.2.2. Disable a Collection, Library, or User Library
  12. 9. Enable Automatic Font Activation
  13. 10. Deal with Duplicates
    1. 10.1. All Duplicates are Not Created Equal
    2. 10.2. Use Font Book to Handle Duplicates
      1. 10.2.1. Disable Duplicates
      2. 10.2.2. Use the Resolve Duplicates Command
        1. 10.2.2.1. Resolve Unused Duplicates in a Family
        2. 10.2.2.2. Resolve All Duplicates in the Font List
        3. 10.2.2.3. Resolve Duplicates within a Family
  14. 11. Create and Edit Collections
    1. 11.1. Create a Collection
  15. 12. Use Libraries to Control Your Fonts
  16. 13. Find Misplaced Fonts
    1. 13.1. Search Inside Suitcases
    2. 13.2. Search for and in Font Files
    3. 13.3. Create a Font Smart Folder
  17. 14. Print Font Samples
  18. 15. Master Font Menus and Font Formatting
    1. 15.1. Find a Font in a Menu
    2. 15.2. Get to Your Font Faster
      1. 15.2.1. Use Keyboard Shortcuts
    3. 15.3. Manage Character Style-typeface Interactions
      1. 15.3.1. Specify a Typeface When There's No Submenu
      2. 15.3.2. Watch Out for Faux Styles
  19. 16. Control Character Entry
    1. 16.1. Turn on the Tools
    2. 16.2. Use Keyboard Viewer to Find Special Characters
    3. 16.3. Use Keyboard Viewer to Type Accented Letters
      1. 16.3.1. Type More Accents with the U.S. Extended Keyboard
    4. 16.4. Learn About Characters in Fonts
      1. 16.4.1. The World According to Glyphs
        1. 16.4.1.1. GID Interpretation: Apple Fonts in Apple Programs
        2. 16.4.1.2. GID Interpretation:Apple Fonts in Adobe Programs
        3. 16.4.1.3. GID Interpretation:Adobe Fonts in Adobe and Apple Programs
      2. 16.4.2. The Joy of Character-Rich Fonts
        1. 16.4.2.1. Alternate Letters
        2. 16.4.2.2. Alternate Numbers
        3. 16.4.2.3. Small Caps
        4. 16.4.2.4. All Caps
        5. 16.4.2.5. Ligatures
        6. 16.4.2.6. Superscript and Subscript
        7. 16.4.2.7. Fractions
    5. 16.5. Utilize Smart-font Typography
      1. 16.5.1. Type Common Ligatures
      2. 16.5.2. Type Special Ligatures
      3. 16.5.3. Type Editable Fractions
    6. 16.6. Find and Enter Characters with Character Palette
      1. 16.6.1. Find a Character in a Category View
      2. 16.6.2. Browse the Unicode Repertoire in Code Tables View
      3. 16.6.3. Pick a Font-Specific Character in Glyph View
      4. 16.6.4. Find Characters with the Search Function
      5. 16.6.5. Character Palette Tips
    7. 16.7. Use Alternate Keyboards for Foreign Languages or Other Special Input
      1. 16.7.1. Understand Alternate Keyboards
      2. 16.7.2. Access an Alternate Keyboard
      3. 16.7.3. Type in a Foreign Language without Changing Fonts
      4. 16.7.4. Watch Out for Keyboard Commands on Foreign Keyboards
  20. A. Supported Font Types
  21. B. Leopard Font Tables
  22. C. Users and Accounts
  23. D. Replace the Helvetica dfont
  24. About This Book
    1. P3.1. About the Author
    2. P3.2. Thank You
    3. P3.3. Shameless Plugs
    4. P3.4. About the Publisher
    5. P3.5. Production Credits