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Real World Mac OS X Fonts by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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9. Master Font Menus and Font Formatting

Just pick a font from a menu and type, right? Not always: font menus differ from one application or utility to another, not only in the fonts they list but the order in which they list them. In addition, applying a character style often interacts with typeface selection.

You’d think locating a font in an alphabetical menu or list would be easy. And, in fact, if you’re looking for something simple like Arial or Georgia, it is easy. But sometimes a font may be in an unexpected location in a menu, or seem to be missing. Or, your font selection might not format text the way you expect it to. In this chapter, I provide the background information you need to understand how font menus work and solve problems. ...

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