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10.4: Non-installed corrupt fonts may choke Spotlight
Authored by: jprickitt on May 18, '05 11:22:38AM

Any way to scan the drive and find fonts that are corrupt? I have a bunch hanging around on my drives that I don't use and would rather not trash ones that are ok.



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10.4: Non-installed corrupt fonts may choke Spotlight
Authored by: windrag on May 18, '05 11:39:31AM

Maybe hint-worthy itself is the fact that Font Book now validates fonts. I had a huge font-related mess and decided to try to deactivate some fonts when I found the new features. Just open Font Book, select all of the fonts in all of your Libraries, and choose File>Validate Font. Pretty quickly you'll get a list of your fonts and their integrity, and you can easily delete any that are corrupt. Hurray!

If you have fonts elsewhere on your system, you could do a search for font file types, then validate. FB will also install validated fonts for you. Cool

As font problems are kind of an 'Achilles' heel,' it's great that Apple has addressed this with new tools.

Also cool are the new Services menu items "Create collection from text" and " Create Library from text."

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10.4: Non-installed corrupt fonts may choke Spotlight
Authored by: dkitsov on May 18, '05 12:22:35PM

Go to Applications>Font Book
Ckick All in the Collection culumn, then click on any font name once and do the Command+A to select all fonts. After that go to the File>Validate Fonts to check fonts for the corruption. Works only for installed fonts though.



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10.4: Non-installed corrupt fonts may choke Spotlight
Authored by: bughouse on May 18, '05 12:47:06PM

if you choose (FontBook) File > Validate File, you can scan a folder of non-activated fonts. nice! it does make life easier... hopefully FontBook will eliminate the need for Suitcase-like apps someday.



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