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Font Display in dropdown

Font Display in dropdown

Font Display in dropdown

Have a strange Quark 6.5 problem. Running 10.3.9 on a PPC Mac Mini. Going to thfont menu, it only shows system fonts in the list.
Have reinstalled Quark, put the "right" fonts in all font folders except System (HD>LIB>FONTS, User>LIB>FONTS), but they don't show up....

Went in as different users, created new account, logged in as admin

We have other machines with same install with no problems

Any ideas?

RE: Font Display in dropdown

...it is good practice to keep your system font folders clean as possible, dodgy fonts will cause havoc...

...in mac os x, fonts are stored in various locations that your applications will look at to load what it finds when you start up your programs...

...there is a great free font manager you can try...


...it does a good job...

...fonts are stored here on mac os x:

System Domain -   System/Library/Fonts
Local Domain -   Library/Fonts
User Domain -   Users/[name]/Library/Fonts
Classic Domain(Mac OS 9) -   System Folder/Fonts
Network Domain -   Network/Library/Fonts
Application Fonts -   Library/Application Support

...with fontexplorer, there is a tool built in that will clean out your font locations, leaving those that were installed by your system install...

...the font hierachy is as follows, it is good practice not to have duplicate fonts across the system, if there are they will be opened from the following locations in this order:

1. Library/Application Support
2. Users/[name]/Library/Fonts
3. Library/Fonts
4. Network/Library/Fonts
5. System/Library/Fonts
6. Classic Domain(Mac OS 9)/System Folder/Fonts

...be careful manually removing fonts from the System/Library/Fonts area, as essentila fonts are stored for system stability, best to leave well alone...

...fonts used for you adobe applications and no other application are stored here:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts

Required System Fonts for Mac OS X v10.3-10.4

Classic Domain Fonts

Location - System Folder/Fonts

System Domain Fonts

Helvetica    LT MM                                    Keyboard.dfont
Lucida Grande.dfont
Times LT MM
Times LT MM
Location - System/Library/Fonts

Required International Fonts

Japanese Fonts
Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro W3 and W6
Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro W4
Hiragino Mincho Gothic Pro W3 and W4
AquaKanaRegular and AquaKanaBold
Osaka and OsakaMono
Location - System/Library/Fonts

Traditional Chinese fonts
LiHei    Pro
Apple LiGothic Medium
Location - System/Library/Fonts

Simplified    Chinese Fonts
Location - System/Library/Fonts

Korean Font
AppleGothic Regular
Location - System/Library/Fonts

Arabic Font
Geeza Pro Regular and Bold
Location - System/Library/Fonts

Have fun!!

RE: Font Display in dropdown

...just to add...
...with the adobe fonts:

/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts

Do not remove the folder called "Reqrd" and it's containing fonts, otherwise this will cause you problems...

...all other fonts in the "/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts" can be removed or stored elsewhere.

All the best!!!

RE: Font Display in dropdown

...if you have multiple users on your machine, you will need an admin password to remove fonts from some areas...


RE: Font Display in dropdown

Thanks for the font lesson.....I'm familiar with the font placement..

Problem is when I choose the fonts from the dropdown in Quark 6.5, they all do not show up.
All fonts are in the correct locations

RE: Font Display in dropdown

...as mentioned above...

...i would clean out your font folders to basic set up...

...it is good practice to keep your system font folders clean as possible, dodgy fonts will cause havoc...

...there is a great free font manager you can try...


...it does a a pretty good job for a free application...

...or use font book that came with the OS, although this is a slooooooow app to use at times...


RE: Font Display in dropdown

...you can try trashing the quark prefs to begin with too...


RE: Font Display in dropdown

scanman74, have you opened up the Font Book to look and see which fonts are opened or closed?
Hope that helps

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