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

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Chapter . Tackle General Font Problems

Some problems are obviously font-related: you put in a new font and it doesn’t show up in a menu or everything starts crashing. And when you have what’s obviously a font-related problem, sometimes it’s an easily identified symptom: Font Book doesn’t list all your user-defined libraries, for example.

But in many situations, it’s not all that clear. Is the crashing from a systemwide problem totally unrelated to fonts? Is it a problem with a system component related to fonts (like Character Palette) but not actually a font problem? And if it seems to be a font problem—is it a font, or is it Font Book? And how do you approach fixing a problem whose symptoms are nonspecific? Take a deep, cleansing breath and follow ...

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