[X Newbies] adding fonts

Eugene Lee list-themacintoshguy at fsck.net
Thu Jul 24 13:20:04 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 12:54:09PM -0400, TheMacintoshLady wrote:
: Vincent Cayenne tapped out this message on 7/24/2003 8:50 AM 
: >
: >I believe that a couple apps even have rogue locations all their own...
: It would have been nice if there could have been just one location
: like there used to be and one method of installing. Definitely not
: user friendly!

Comes with the territory.  :-)

Old Mac OS worked great for single-user machine that doesn't have to be
on a network.  OS X is multi-user, so each user has to get their own
place for custom fonts.  And OS X is a good network platform, so it has
the ability to use fonts available from a network server.  The best
equivalent to the old Mac OS font folder would be the "local" font
folder, /Library/Fonts, where you should just install fonts and it will
be available for everyone.  But it also made sense to have a small set
of fonts in the System fonts folder, fonts required by OS X to use and
display various parts of the UI, that cannot be altered or removed by
users to prevent those kinds of problems.

The multiple fonts folder issue exists because OS X can do more.  But I
guess the cost of power is complexity.

Eugene Lee

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