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Find and use a free font within Aperture 3 Trial Apps
Aperture 3 includes a neat font called HopperScript, which you can install for use on your Mac. The hidden font is located within the Resources folder of Aperture.

To get it, go to wherever Aperture 3 is installed, Control-click on Aperture, then select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu. Navigate into Contents » Resources » Fonts, and there's the font! For faster access within the Resources folder, tap the F key, or if Aperture 3 is in your Applications folder, paste this in the Go To window in Finder: /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Resources/Fonts

[robg adds: I can confirm the font is there after installing Aperture 3.]
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Find and use a free font within Aperture 3 Trial
Authored by: sys0p on Feb 18, '10 07:36:12AM

screenshot e.g. of the Font\ Book.app+font , please :)



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Find and use a free font within Aperture 3 Trial
Authored by: jer2665 on Feb 18, '10 08:41:02PM

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14205/hopperscript.jpg

There's a screenshot of it, don't have the money to buy aperture right now, so i can't say it was worth installing it and the 800mb for that ugly font :P



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Find and use a free font within Aperture 3 Trial
Authored by: PancakeMan on Feb 18, '10 07:42:14AM

Is there an End User License Agreement associated with this font?



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Find and use a free font within Aperture 3 Trial
Authored by: cycomachead on Feb 18, '10 06:32:40PM

I'm not sure if there's a specific license, but I expect it to be the same as the fonts included with OS X and for general use of aperture in a corporate setting.



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2 extra fonts also inside, extracted without installing
Authored by: paulw on Feb 18, '10 08:55:49AM
Since I'm lazy, I didn't want to bother actually installing Aperture to get my free font, I tried opening up the Aperture installation package with Pacifist (shareware, free to try) and found not only "Hopper Script" but also "Coolvetica" and "Cracked". I already seem to have the last one, but from Pacifist I could drag and drop the fonts right to my desktop.

Just open the install package in Pacifist, type "ttf" (without the quotes) in the search window, hit return, and you'll see Coolvetica and Hopper Script. Type "dfont" in the search window to get Cracked. Drag 'n' drop to a folder, then double-click to add to Font Book. Thanks for the hint!

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2 extra fonts also inside, extracted without installing
Authored by: cycomachead on Feb 18, '10 06:30:24PM

Interesting. I already had cracked, but not coolvetica. These two are part of the iLife slideshow options. It's possible that they're also included with other iLife apps as well, but I'm to lazy to check. Their installed location is /Library/Application Support/iLifeSlideshow/Fonts



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Find and use a free font within Aperture 3 Trial
Authored by: mark hunte on Feb 18, '10 09:46:40AM

Aperture 3 Trial.

Hmmm...Does that mean when the 30-day trial of Aperture 3 runs out, you have to stop using the font. or purchase Aperture 3.....

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Authored by: leamanc on Feb 18, '10 01:36:07PM

I really doubt the fonts would expire after 30 days, because there is no DRM associated with fonts. Surprising that there is not, considering the top foundries' insane licensing deals and huge prices for freaking fonts, but you can freely copy fonts anywhere you like with no limitations.

BTW, what the hint is implying is to copy the fonts out of Aperture's bundle and install them via Font Book, or dropping them in appropriate Fonts folder.



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Authored by: mark hunte on Feb 19, '10 04:35:45PM

Thanks,
I poorly wrote that, but I was actually questioning the legality of use of the font, after the trial runs out.
Since the font is incorporated in the app as part of a time limited trial and most likely comes under the same agreements of use as the trial app, I would expect it to be not quite legal to use it after the end of the 30 days.

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Find and use a free font within Aperture 3 Trial
Authored by: Anonymous on Feb 22, '10 11:17:36AM

The trial doesn't delete itself after 30 days. Other proprietary graphical elements still work, such as the icon.

But you're ignoring the obvious: we should be having a whip round to help the designer of this ... "font" ... to afford new glasses.



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Authored by: cycomachead on Feb 18, '10 06:31:29PM

Nope, their just the files. When you open a font in Font Book, you have the little window which gives you the option to install it.



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