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Font versions affects Unicode output
Authored by: theilgaard on Apr 14, '05 09:02:03AM

I think the description in this hint is a little missleading, or at least seems to be reason to some confusionn among readers.

The hint describes which fonts are disabled, if you use the feature of FontBook to omit duplicates. By default FontBook does all it features on the users local fonts folder (located in ~/Library/Fonts). That must also be the reason to the fact that apparently it also disables fonts in this folder if a duplicate is found.

BUT if Times New Roman is installed in both /Library/Fonts and ~/Library/Fonts, the one installed in the latter location will overrule the one in the system. This is at least what Apples documentation describes is the way the font handling routins of the system works. (and what another user is suggesting is the normal UNIX behavior).

The order is the following:
~/Library/Fonts
/Library/Fonts
/Network/Library/Fonts
/System/Library/Fonts
and lastly the Classic font folder

This list answers how the system handles the Apple Systems fonts, like Monaco and Geneva, in both the classic system and in OS X without conflict.



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