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A few free fonts from iMovie '09 Apps
I was changing some preferences in iMovie '09 when I noticed there's a cool font in the last tab - Coolvetica.

I was sure I don't have it installed on my system, so I dug in the application itself and there it was, together with some other nice fonts, like Duality or Strenuous, which I might use later for some titling in FCP - that's what those fonts were used for.

Right-or control-click the iMovie icon in Applications folder, and select Show Package Contents. Then go to Contents/Resources/Fonts, and double-click and install those you like.

I searched Hints but only found a story about one font in Aperture. People in the comments there are discussing the legality of extracting fonts from Trial software, but iMovie is on every new Mac.

[crarko adds: If you have iLife '09, I would think your conscience should be clear in using these fonts in other programs.]
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Other fonts hiding in applications
Authored by: escowles on Aug 24, '10 07:47:40AM

Just for fun, I opened a terminal and did:

find /Applications -name "*.ttf"

and found about 100 font files in applications, mostly in OpenOffice, but a few scattered across a dozen or more apps. I'm not sure I'll have any use for these, but it's interesting to know they are there.



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Other fonts hiding in applications
Authored by: zpjet on Aug 24, '10 11:57:00PM

On contrary, if you have only standard Apple application, the list isn't that long. There's a few fonts in GarageBand useful only for scoring music. Then one font in iPhoto which is already in System, and one font in iWeb which could contain interesting glyphs used to show invisible characters but it doesn't open in FontBook.

Edited on Aug 25, '10 12:13:41AM by zpjet



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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: merlyn on Aug 24, '10 08:15:52AM
If you're handy with Terminal:

mkdir ~/Desktop/Fonts
cp /Applications/*.app/Contents/Resources/Fonts/* ~/Desktop/Fonts/.
then open up the Fonts folder on your desktop!

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Not in older versions
Authored by: nathanator11 on Aug 24, '10 08:32:10AM

I can confirm that the [app]/Contents/Resources/Fonts folder is not present in iMovie '08 or iMovie HD.



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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: dronkert on Aug 24, '10 08:49:02AM
Like escowles wrote, but expanded to include otf type fonts:
find /Applications -type f -name "*.[ot]tf" -print


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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: yanokwa on Aug 24, '10 08:55:10AM
find /Applications \( -iname "*.otf" -or -iname "*.ttf" -or -iname "*.dfont" \) -print -exec cp "{}" ~/Downloads/ \;

this will move all font files to your downloads folder. from there you can drag and drop the ones you want into font book.

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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: David Allen on Aug 24, '10 12:29:42PM

So are these copies of the fonts that appear in the Downloads folder? Or does this strip the font from the app? If it is stripping the font from the app, perhaps that is not a good idea.

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Dah•veed |David Allen|
Monterrey, NL, Mexico



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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: leamanc on Aug 24, '10 02:33:54PM
Definitely not a good idea since Apple introduced code signing.

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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: dfd on Aug 24, '10 03:29:59PM
It's not moving, it's just copying to ~/Downloads. The command line says -exec cp...
cp is a copy command, to move the files, it should be mv instead.

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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: brh on Aug 24, '10 04:39:03PM

Yep, it's running 'cp' which is copy, rather than 'mv' which is move.



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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: stokessd on Aug 24, '10 12:29:19PM

If your conscience isn't clear about extracting the font from the trial software, I'd suggest that you head to the pirate bay for a legitimate version. :D

Sheldon



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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: joeyblades on Aug 24, '10 12:33:30PM
crarko writes:
If you have iLife '09, I would think your conscience should be clear in using these fonts in other programs.
After reading the Apple iLife Software User License I'm not sure my conscience would be clear... Not that I routinely let my conscience rule my actions... just sayin'...

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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: David Allen on Aug 24, '10 12:40:44PM

If you are still hanging onto Comic Life, there are a few in there also.

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Dah•veed |David Allen|
Monterrey, NL, Mexico



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A few free fonts from iMovie '09
Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 26, '10 05:24:04PM
I tried to leave a comment the same day this hint was published, but something broke...

Anyway, head over to a place called "Google" and search on these font names. I think your conscience will remain clear when you discover these are freely downloadable fonts, for goodness sake.

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