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Real World Mac OS X Fonts by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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3. Get Acquainted with Font Book

Font Book is Tiger’s font-management utility. Its obvious raison d’être is to install and remove fonts without your having to run around to all the Fonts folders. But it does more than just installation chores: it checks fonts for corruption, indicates and resolves duplicates, displays a font’s complete character set, copies designated fonts into a separate folder to accompany your document to a printer, and generally helps you wade through the hundreds of fonts you’ll have just by installing a Microsoft or Adobe application or two.

To do anything beyond blindly installing a font, you need to know at least the basics of Font Book, covered in Tour the Interface. To really take control of your fonts, and to make ...

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