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Take Control of Font Problems in Leopard

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Learn how to solve your font problems today! Are you suffering from mysterious font problems using Microsoft Office, the Adobe Creative Suite, or other programs in Mac OS X Leopard? Help is at hand, with troubleshooting steps and real-world advice that help you solve problems fast. If you've experienced seemingly inexplicable trouble with characters displaying incorrectly, being unable to type a particular character, fonts missing from Font menus, Font Book crashing, or Character Palette misbehaving, turn to font expert Sharon Zardetto for help.

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Font Problems in Leopard
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
      3. Assumptions
      4. What's New in the Leopard Edition
        1. Because It's Leopard
        2. Because Other Things Are New
        3. Because I Was Updating This Book and Its Companion Volume
    2. Introduction
      1. This book is a Companion Volume to Take Control of Fonts in Leopard
        1. This book is a companion volume to Take Control of Fonts in Leopard
          1. This book is a companion volume to Take Control of Fonts in Leopard
          2. A special note about the figures
    3. 1. Quick Start
    4. 2. Know What and Where Your Fonts Are
      1. Learn About Supported Font Types
      2. Where Mac Os X Fonts are Stored
        1. Know Your Folder Names
        2. Font Storage
          1. Leopard Fonts Folders
          2. Application Fonts Folders
          3. User Libraries
        3. The Font Access Order
    5. 3. Take Preventive Measures and Plan Ahead
      1. General Guidelines
      2. Know Your Tools
      3. Archive Your Fonts and Utilities
      4. Prep for Changing Font Managers
    6. 4. Learn Troubleshooting Procedures
      1. General Procedures
        1. Restart Your Mac
        2. Update Your System Software
          1. Automatic Software Updates
          2. Download an Update Disk Image
        3. Reset Font File Permissions
        4. Try a Clean User Account
          1. The Even Cleaner Clean Account
        5. Start Up in Safe Mode
          1. What Happens in a Safe Mode Startup
        6. Use a Safe Login
        7. Perform an Archive and Install
        8. Find the Bad Font out of a Hundred (or More)
      2. Delete Caches
        1. Delete Leopard's Font Caches
          1. Delete the Font Book Cache
          2. Delete the System Library Caches
          3. Delete the Hidden Caches
        2. Delete the Microsoft Office Font Cache
        3. Delete Adobe Font Caches
          1. Delete the Free-Standing Caches
          2. Delete Embedded Font Caches
            1. Accessing an application's contents
            2. Getting to the embedded cache files
      3. Delete Plists
        1. Delete Font Book's plist
        2. Delete Character Palette's plists
        3. Delete Keyboard Viewer's plist
      4. Restore System Components
        1. Restore Leopard Fonts
        2. Restore Font Book
        3. Restore Character Palette or Keyboard Viewer
    7. 5. Tackle General Font Problems
      1. Pinpoint the Problem
      2. Account and Safe Mode Clues
        1. Problems Occur in Your Account But Not in Another Account
        2. Things Work in Safe Mode, But Not When You Return to Your Account(s)
        3. Problems Occur in Safe Mode
    8. 6. Fix Font Book Problems
      1. Nonspecific Problems or Font Book Crashes on Opening
        1. Nonspecific problems or Font Book crashes on opening
          1. Nonspecific problems or Font Book crashes on opening
          2. A font isn't in the expected folder or library after you install it
          3. Font Book can't see a font that's in a Fonts folder
          4. A font is listed in the User library but not in All Fonts
          5. You can't put anything into the English library
          6. The Font list shows a double listing for the same font
          7. The preview area displays the wrong font
          8. The preview area shows nothing in Sample view, and/or typing doesn't work correctly in Custom view
          9. There's no removal confirmation dialog
          10. A TrueType font is marked as disabled in Font Book but shows up in Font menus
          11. Duplicate-dot dilemmas in the Font list
          12. Resolving duplicates disables every copy of a font
          13. Multiple fonts or typefaces disappear when one is removed
          14. A font doesn't show in Font Book (or menus) after you've added it to a folder that you've defined as a user library
          15. Library contents disappear when the library is renamed
          16. Collections or user libraries misbehave
          17. Collections or user libraries disappear from the Collection list
          18. Font auto-activation isn't working
    9. 7. Manage Input Menu Items
      1. The Input Menu
        1. You have no Input menu
        2. Character Palette or Keyboard Viewer doesn't appear in the International preference pane
        3. The Input menu misbehaves
      2. Character Palette
        1. Character Palette problems that aren't problems
        2. An Edit menu's Special Characters command doesn't work
        3. Scrollbars are missing on any Character Palette section
        4. Character Palette opens off-screen or gets stuck behind the menu bar
        5. The Insert/Insert With Font button is active but doesn't work
        6. The Insert With Font button inserts a character without the font
        7. Character Palette crashes or generally misbehaves
      3. Keyboard Viewer
        1. Your regular fonts aren't listed in the Keyboard Viewer pop-up menu
        2. Picture fonts are missing from Keyboard Viewer's pop-up menu
        3. The picture font you choose in Keyboard Viewer is not being used in your document
        4. Keyboard Viewer doesn't update its view when you choose a new keyboard layout from the Input menu
        5. Keyboard commands like Command-Q don't work when you switch keyboards
        6. Keyboard Viewer crashes or generally misbehaves
      4. Input Keyboards
        1. Some foreign language keyboards are missing from the International pane's list
        2. You logged out with a foreign keyboard active and now you can't log in
    10. 8. Solve Other Specific Problems
      1. Font Files and Icons
        1. Suitcases only—no loose fonts!
        2. Beware of multi-family suitcases
        3. A font file can't be moved or copied
        4. You can't remove a font from the System Fonts folder
        5. You "removed" a font with Font Book, but it's still in the System Fonts folder, and Font Book can't see it
        6. A removed font reappears in the System Fonts folder
        7. A font refuses to go out with the Trash
        8. Font files have strange icons
        9. A faux corruption
        10. A font icon changes when you move it to a different folder
      2. Postscript Fonts
        1. Helvetica Fractious
        2. Times Phrenetic
        3. A PostScript Type 1 font won't install
        4. Replacing the Mac OS X Helvetica dfont
      3. Font Menus and the Font Panel
        1. A font doesn't appear in a Font menu
        2. The Font panel doesn't show recent Font Book additions
        3. The Font panel won't open
        4. The collections in Font panel are not coordinated with those in Font Book
        5. Font panel loses track of Favorites or Recently Used fonts
      4. Font and Character Formatting
        1. Text is totally garbled
        2. Text is garbled in menus, dialogs, and/or documents
        3. Boxes or incorrect characters are substituted
        4. Standard Option-key combos such as Option-V enter the wrong characters
        5. Extra blank lines appear between lines of text
        6. Lucida Grande keeps getting applied to your text
        7. Text refuses to change to a new font
        8. The font changes when text is pasted between applications or imported
        9. You can't type Zapf Dingbats characters
        10. Character styles change when text is pasted or imported
      5. Safari
        1. Special characters, such as accented letters, turn into other characters or question marks in diamonds
        2. Some pages on a site are fine, others present font gibberish
        3. Web page text is rendered as fractions
        4. Arabic-language pages don't display correctly
      6. Microsoft Office
        1. Non-specific font problems in Microsoft applications
        2. You dumped Leopard fonts in favor of their Microsoft duplicates
        3. Bold or italic font styles don't look right
        4. The fonts in the Microsoft Office Fonts (2004) folder aren't in Font menus
        5. Office programs take a long time to "optimize Font menus"
        6. Some foreign language fonts don't show in Microsoft menus
        7. (Mostly false) reports of corrupt fonts
      7. Adobe Applications
        1. A font name is bracketed in InDesign's font list
        2. Early Creative Suite programs want CMap files to launch
        3. General font problems occur in only Adobe programs
      8. Pdf Peculiarities
        1. The PDF file size is humongous, yet it consists of only five pages with no graphics
        2. Text is spaced awkwardly, large letters look stretched
        3. Bold characters appear in plain text with multiple, over-printed copies
        4. Everything looks fine but you can't edit the text in Adobe Acrobat
      9. Document-Exchange Issues
        1. Supply fonts when you can
        2. Avoid special characters unless a Unicode font is available on the other end
        3. Leave room for font enlargement
        4. Preserve typefaces by applying character formatting from the keyboard instead of a submenu
        5. Stick to the safe-as-possible fonts
    11. A. Supported Font Types
    12. B. Leopard Font Tables
    13. C. Users and Accounts
    14. D. The World According to Glyphs
      1. GID Interpretation: Apple Fonts in Apple Programs
        1. GID Interpretation: Apple Fonts in Apple Programs
        2. GID Interpretation: Apple Fonts in Adobe Programs
        3. GID Interpretation: Adobe Fonts in Adobe and Apple Programs
    15. E. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Thank You
      3. Shameless Plugs
      4. About the Publisher
      5. Production Credits