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Use the new iBooks fonts System
When Apple updated its iBooks e-book application to 1.5, they included some nice new fonts: Ahtelas, Charter, Iowan, and Servavek. With a little work, you can extract these from the application and use them on your Mac.
  • If you haven't already, download the free iBooks app from the App Store.
  • Locate the application in the Finder. (Select iBooks in iTunes and choose 'Show in Finder' from the File-menu. It will be named 'iBooks 1.5.ipa').
  • Make a copy of the file.
  • Change the file-extension of the copy from .ipa to .zip.
  • Extract the resulting zip-file by double-clicking on it. You will get a folder named iBooks 1.5.
  • In this folder open the Payload folder to find the app 'iBooks.'
  • Right or control-click on the application to show the contextual menu and choose 'Show Package Content.'
  • A folder will open with the font files in it. (The easiest way to locate them is to search the folder on .ttf.).
There are 16 font files in total; four for each font. Install them as you would do any font.

[crarko adds: Works as described. As always with fonts, be aware of copyright restrictions when making use of them.]
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Use the new iBooks fonts
Authored by: agentx on Dec 16, '11 08:03:55AM

There are also some .otf (OpenType) fonts too which are IMHO are a better format then Truetype.



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Those are STIX fonts for technical typesetting
Authored by: dzurn on Dec 16, '11 02:19:38PM
Those OpenType fonts aren't related to the 4 new TrueType text fonts.

The STIX fonts are only for mathematical and technical symbols used by Elsevier journals, that Apple has included in the app.

From the font note:

Arie de Ruiter, who in 1995 was Head of Information Technology Development at Elsevier Science, made a proposal to the STI Pub group, an informal group of publishers consisting of representatives from the American Chemical Society (ACS), American Institute of Physics (AIP), American Mathematical Society (AMS), American Physical Society (APS), Elsevier, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). De Ruiter encouraged the members to consider development of a series of Web fonts, which he proposed should be called the Scientific and Technical Information eXchange, or STIX, Fonts. All STI Pub member organizations enthusiastically endorsed this proposal, and the STI Pub group agreed to embark on what has become a twelve-year project. The goal of the project was to identify all alphabetic, symbolic, and other special characters used in any facet of scientific publishing and to create a set of Unicode-based fonts that would be distributed free to every scientist, student, and other interested party worldwide. The fonts would be consistent with the emerging Unicode standard, and would permit universal representation of every character. With the release of the STIX fonts, de Ruiter's vision has been realized.
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Viewing iOS app content
Authored by: pwsloss on Dec 16, '11 09:12:42AM

Un-zipping the .ipa app file opens up access to sounds and graphics as well. Lots of possibilities for alert sounds on phones and computers. Be mindful of copyright restrictions before considering re-distribution of content.



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Viewing iOS app content
Authored by: Virtualize on Dec 27, '11 12:32:32PM

Where are the alert sounds? I have inzipped the iBooks application, but have not found any .aiff files.
Thanks.



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It's in the iTunes Store,
Authored by: dronkert on Dec 16, '11 04:05:08PM

not the App Store.



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It's in the iTunes Store,
Authored by: negritude on Dec 17, '11 01:16:01AM

App Store = iTunes Store = iOS Store

Mac App Store = OS X Store

When referring to iOS applications, the term "App Store" is used. When referring to OS X applications, the term "Mac App Store" is used.



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Use the new iBooks fonts
Authored by: Mike Perry on Dec 17, '11 08:19:01AM

I'm glad to see Apple including STIX fonts with iBooks. As someone has noted, they're a standard, freely distributed set of math and scientific fonts. It'd be great if Apple would add them to OS X. Before I discovered STIX, I spent a heck of a lot of time coming up with fonts for a science book I was editing.



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Use the new iBooks fonts
Authored by: benwiggy on Dec 18, '11 02:23:25AM

The STIX fonts are included with Lion. (Well, they appeared on my computers after upgrading. Could be something else, I suppose.)



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Use the new iBooks fonts
Authored by: benwiggy on Dec 18, '11 02:27:49AM

To be honest, the fonts here are not really unlike any of the countless fonts already bundled with OS X.
Another Humanist serif face? Yay, throw it on the pile.



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Use the new iBooks fonts
Authored by: dzurn on Dec 19, '11 11:46:00AM

Here's a nice side-by-side of the fonts.

http://bencrowder.net/blog/2011/12/ibooks-15

I really like the look of Charter

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Use the new iBooks fonts
Authored by: dnt3 on Dec 20, '11 08:38:43AM

Could someone please assist me with this one. When I go to the finder and open iTunes I can't find iBooks within iTunes. Thanks



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Use the new iBooks fonts
Authored by: sipatel on Jan 12, '12 07:14:43PM

Assuming you have downloaded and installed iBooks on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch:

iTunes -> Library -> Books

Search (top right of window) for iBooks, right click and select Show in Finder



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