[X Newbies] adding fonts

Eugene Lee list-themacintoshguy at fsck.net
Wed Jul 23 21:20:52 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 11:17:36PM -0400, TheMacintoshLady wrote:
: And which Library folder is the "global" one?


: Wasn't the second one the one they wanted to add to anyway?

The original person was asking about adding/removing fonts in the
"system library fonts folder".  In that context, I and most other folks
who responded assumed /System/Library/Fonts, which many of us suggested
not to modify.  But I could be wrong.

: What would be the difference in dropping them in both/either/one?

The fonts in /System/Library/Fonts are used by OS X.  Modifying those
fonts may mess up any or all the GUI elements.  The idea of the /System
folder is to have a safe place where the core bits of OS X could reside
without users mucking it up.

Eugene Lee

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