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Real World Mac OS X Fonts by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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Introduction

It’s utterly astonishing that a computer platform whose initial claim to fame was not just its interface but also its use of different fonts could celebrate its almost-20th anniversary with a new operating system that totally ignored the importance of fonts, pretending that the difficulty—or total inability—to install and manage fonts didn’t matter.

As a Mac fanatic from way back (1984, to be precise), I hate to admit that it took Mac OS X years to get its act together concerning fonts, and that I also totally ignored the issue as long as I could. I know I felt frustrated; I think I also felt insulted.

But Mac OS X has its act together now, even if it’s not entirely polished. With the release of Tiger (the 10.4 version of the operating ...

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