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This morning, while experimenting with a font issue in Word v.X, I noticed something about how Classic creates its font list for use in Classic and Carbon applications. I think most everyone knows that the font list is created during the launch of Classic, hence any changes to installed fonts require a restart of Classic to take effect.

What I noticed this morning, however, is that OS X does not pay any attention to which OS 9 folder you've specified (in the Classic prefs panel) when creating that font list. I was trying to remove a font from my system, and had thought I had done so -- it wasn't in my Classic system's Fonts folder, and it wasn't on my OS X partition in any of the Font folders. And yet, when I looked at the font menu in Word v.X, I was quite surprised to find the font listed (even after restarting Classic).

A little bit of detective work found the font installed in another OS 9 system folder (my 'real' OS 9, as opposed to my 'Classic' OS 9). Only by removing the font from all OS 9 font folders could I get Classic to launch without laading the font. In short, Classic scans all OS 9 folders for fonts during Classic launch, which came as a surprise to me.

So if you're trying to get rid of a troublesome font, or just trying to trim down your font folders, make sure you check any installed OS 9 Fonts folder, not just the Classic Fonts folder.
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