3rd Party Fonts

digitalgigalow's picture

I have 91,000 fonts and was wondering if there is anything special i have to do to use a #rd Party Font. it is a .tff file. I placed them in the fonts folder but they do not show up in in the font option. it is not big deal, was just wondering if i am doing something wrong.

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usefuldesign.au's picture
Re: 3rd Party Fonts

If you have 91,000 fonts and you don't know how to install one of them I'm guessing you didn't pay for them, digitalgigalow ;-). Whether I'd say you've done anything wrong I'm not too sure I want to say :-)

try moving just one family. there is a free font handling application, I think it's made by Linotype. It's like Suitcase but not as convenient. These kinds of apps let you switch fonts on and off without dragging them around in folders. 91,000 is way to many to have installed at one time, they use system RAM and just imagine your Font Menu getting ready to load.

digitalgigalow's picture
Re: 3rd Party Fonts

i do NOT have installed...LMAO!!! that is funny. i needed a laugh tonight. I have collected since the third computer i had which was a 486.

I will look into the linotype. thanx for the laugh and suggestion.

ps. not laughing AT you.

digitalgigalow's picture
Re: 3rd Party Fonts

i am all good. thanx for the laugh and help.

usefuldesign.au's picture
Re: 3rd Party Fonts

no sweat.

cybero's picture
Re: 3rd Party Fonts

Font Book [found in Applications] should be your free of charge, comes with every OS X installation, Font Management friend.

It isn't of the same standard of flexibility as Extensis or Linotype tools, but it costs you nothing. :-)

Open the folder containing the .ttf[s] you want to install, drag the font file over to the left hand side Collections pane in Font Book and drop on top of the User icon / label.

The font gets verified, you can then view it and use it without spending out on Font Explorer from Linotype for I don't know of this free of charge Linotype utility referred to [is their a valid URL for that aforementioned FOC application Alistair? I looked but simply couldn't find it].

The more fonts you install digitalgigalow, the more virtual memory required at boot up to make them available. I do sometimes deinstall fonts that I have added, for instance, then reinstalling them as and when required.

usefuldesign.au's picture
Re: 3rd Party Fonts

Looks like they have made it a Pro product since I was last on their site. It's still listed as free on myfonts old website font utilities page (no utilities on the new flash website). I asked myFonts for a 'next best' recommendation, will post any news.