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10.3: Removing duplicate fonts using FontBook Apps
If you open FontBook and see dots at the end of the font name, it means you have duplicate copies of that font installed in your system. To get rid of these, select the version of the font you want to use, and then click Edit -> Resolve Duplicates. This turns off the other copies.

A seen here, holding your mouse pointer over each font and leaving it there will display type, version, and path information to help you determine which font to disable.

[robg adds: While FontBook won't replace pro-level tools (which is a good thing, in my mind), it's a nice solution for casual font users such as myself. If you haven't checked it out yet, it's worth a look.]
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10.3: Removing duplicate fonts using FontBook
Authored by: SOX on Oct 29, '03 05:35:19PM

where is the font book located?



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10.3: Removing duplicate fonts using FontBook
Authored by: mm2270 on Oct 29, '03 05:59:19PM
Font Book is in the Applications folder, right where all the other Apple apps are.

robg is right- Font Book will not replace pro level font management apps, at least in its current incarnation. While I agree that is a good thing, I WOULD like to see Apple develop a PRO version of Font Book (maybe a Font Book Pro?) and sell it for a small fee, like $49.95 or so.
I only say that because out of all the font managers I've tried, both on OS 9 and OS X, it's by far the most intuitive. I really love the way it works, and the overall simplicity of the interface. I only wish it could handle my large collection of Postscript fonts, but it won't even read a big portion of them, which I suspect is either a bug, or just that it's too limited an application.

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10.3: Removing duplicate fonts using FontBook
Authored by: Cunning Linguist on Oct 29, '03 06:49:34PM

Cool. I had quite a few duplicates. While "resolving" them with font book I had top up and running in terminal. I saw almost a megabyte PER FONT gain in available memory as each duplicate was resolved! Wow! Good tip.

p.s. for the person wanting to know where font book is located. Try the Applications folder...just might find it there. If you'd rather not, try Cmd-F while in the Finder. That will enable a "search"....and let you to find things! If all of those fail try the Apple Forums and, as a last resort...call the Apple help center and tell them you can't find the Font Book program...they will really enjoy your call. Oh yeah! If you STILL can't find it...try installing OS X 10.3...you ARE using a Mac, right?



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10.3: Removing duplicate fonts using FontBook
Authored by: jcrossley on Oct 29, '03 07:28:36PM

I decided to disable all of the duplicates that were on my Classic partition. Soon after I visited a web page at MacDailyNews. Many of the characters overlapped each other! It was Very Hard To Read. I enabled the fonts again and all is well.

Can anyone explain this?



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10.3: Removing duplicate fonts using FontBook
Authored by: cowboy on Oct 29, '03 10:58:26PM

I can't seem to get the display type, version, and path information to display. Holding the mouse over the font doesn't seem to work.

Any ideas?



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