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View font previews in 10.2 System
Looks like OS X can preview fonts now, but in an unlikely place. You do remember being able to double-click a font and have it preview in the 7.5 to 9.x Finder, right?

In 10.2, open a Cocoa app that uses OS X's text services TextEdit, Mail, etc., and open the font panel (usually command-T). In the "Extras" pop-up, there's now a "Show Preview" option! Yay!
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See the aspect of a font in 10.2
Authored by: JJCortes on Sep 07, '02 07:08:41PM

The possibility of seeing the aspect of a font in a cocoa application is nice but it will never replace the old way under Mac OS 9. It's really a shame to see we still can't access to the content of a font suitcase directly from the Finder, allowing us to add or to remove component inside it. Even under System 6, it was possible to do that with Font/DA Mover.
Maybe, Steve wait Mac OS 10.3 to add it again. And we will have to pay the full price to acquire it.
Steve, we are not here to pay the kerozen of your private jet !!!



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See the aspect of a font in 10.2
Authored by: Miga on Sep 08, '02 12:20:19PM

I may not understand what you want, but if you've installed the optional Asian Fonts, you have a TrueType Font Editor in Application/Utilities/Asian Fonts.



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See the aspect of a font in 10.2
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 08, '02 04:48:01PM

Odd. crashes everytime I try to run it.



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