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Take Control of Font Problems in Mac OS X, Tiger Edition by Sharon Zardetto Aker

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Chapter . Know What and Where Your Fonts Are

Some basics are so basic that it’s difficult to do anything if you’re not familiar with them. The font formats that Mac OS X supports, and where those font files can be stored, belong to that category of basic information.

Learn About Supported Font Types

With respect for the past and a nod to the future, Mac OS X supports a wide range of font types. What difference does this make to your troubleshooting efforts?

There is, of course, the obvious item: if you’re trying to use an unsupported type of font, it won’t work! But sometimes you can have a font problem because of a misunderstanding about certain font types, and where and how they work. PostScript Type 1’s, for instance, need two files to work at ...

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