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How to Install Hidden Fonts in macOS Big Sur & Catalina

May 4, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Install New Hidden Fonts in MacOS Catalina & Big Sur

Did you know that your Mac has hidden fonts that are disabled by default? If your Mac is running macOS Big Sur, Catalina, or later, you can access all these hidden fonts and install them for free.

How to Use Custom Fonts on iPhone & iPad Free with Creative Cloud

Mar 16, 2020 - 2 Comments
Adobe Creative Cloud Fonts

Did you know you can now use custom fonts with iPhone and iPad? If there is one thing that iPhones and iPads have been lacking for too long, it’s support for custom fonts. Apple’s iPad, in particular, should have had custom fonts a long time ago, especially given its focus on productivity since the arrival … Read More

How to Download San Francisco Fonts for Mac

Nov 11, 2018 - 6 Comments
San Francisco Fonts for Mac

Apple has created a custom font named “San Francisco” for use as the system font in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It’s a gorgeously simple font that is highly legible regardless of what Apple system or display it’s used on, and if you’re a developer or designer you may appreciate having access to the San … Read More

How to Fix Blurry Fonts in MacOS Mojave for Non-Retina Displays

Sep 26, 2018 - 32 Comments
How to adjust font smoothing settings in macOS Mojave

Do you think fonts and screen text looks fuzzy, blurry, or excessively thin in macOS Mojave? If so, it may be due to changes in anti-aliasing in Mojave, particularly for users with non-retina displays. If you are running macOS Mojave on a Mac without a retina display, or with an external monitor that does not … Read More

How to Install & Use SF Mono Font on Mac with Other Apps

Jan 7, 2018 - 9 Comments
Install SF Mono on Mac

SF Mono is a really nice monospaced font available to Mac users within Terminal and Xcode, but you may have noticed that SF Mono is not available outside of those two apps. If you’d like to use SF Mono font elsewhere in MacOS and in other Mac apps, follow the instructions below to install the … Read More

Humor: Use Comic Sans as the System Font in OS X Yosemite

Feb 6, 2015 - 33 Comments

If you’re not happy with the usage of Helvetica Neue as a system font in OS X Yosemite, why not go completely ridiculous and replace the Mac system font with Comic Sans? Yes Comic Sans, somewhere high on the list of worst fonts ever, can now be the universal system font on Mac OS X. … Read More

Clear Font Caches & Font Databases in Mac OS X to Resolve Unusual Font Problems

Jan 8, 2015 - 20 Comments
Fonts displaying erroneously in Mac OS X

In some unusual and admittedly rare situations, fonts in OS X and various Mac apps may display erroneously, or outright fail to display. Typically this happens after a font has been modified or a font has been installed outside of the standard ~/Library/Fonts directory, but it can happen out of the blue in some situations … Read More

Make Modern Designs with the iOS System Font, Helvetica Neue

May 10, 2014 - 8 Comments
iOS System Font is Helvetica Neue

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying the new system font of iOS is slimmer, lighter, and more modern looking. If you’re a graphic artist, developer, or designer looking to make your own designs or mockups that fit into Apple’s new design language, using the proper font is a good place to … Read More

How to Get Apple’s Hidden 30th Anniversary Macintosh Icon Font

Jan 24, 2014 - 20 Comments
Mac Icon font

If retro Macs built out out LEGO that double as iPad stands aren’t your thing, maybe you’ll enjoy this little Easter Egg of sorts that Apple seems to have left on their 30th Mac Anniversary website. It’s a free 62 character font of Mac icons, ranging from the original Macintosh 128k through the PowerBook lineup, … Read More

Preview Mac Fonts Directly from the OS X Fonts Panel

Dec 19, 2012 - 7 Comments
Preview Mac Fonts quickly and easily with the Fonts Panel

The next time you want to see a live preview of what a Font might look like without actually implementing it, use this great little trick to reveal a precise font preview anywhere in Mac OS X where the Fonts panel exists. All you need to do is open the Fonts window as usual, but … Read More

Mac Screen Looking Blurry? Optimize & Troubleshoot Font Smoothing in Mac OS X

Jun 9, 2012 - 6 Comments
Incorrect screen resolution looks fuzzy

If you think a Mac display looks fuzzy or blurry there are a few common solutions to check into before assuming the screen itself has a problem. Likewise, if your screen text just doesn’t look right it may be due to a few settings within Mac OS X. With that in mind here are a … Read More

How to Install Fonts & Remove Fonts in Mac OS X

Oct 3, 2011 - 12 Comments
Installing new fonts in Mac OS X

Want to install a new font in Mac OS? Maybe you want to remove a font you no longer use? Managing fonts on the Mac is incredibly easy regardless of what system software version you are using. We’ll cover the process of installing new fonts, deleting unwanted fonts, and also restoring your default system fonts … Read More

See a Preview of Fonts in Cover Flow & Quick Look of Mac OS X

Mar 8, 2010 - 2 Comments

Want to get a quick glance at a font style or a preview of the appearance of a font face before you install the font on a Mac? There are multiple ways to do this, and we’re going to show you two methods to see previews of fonts using the Finder of OS X. The … Read More

Change Font Smoothing Settings in Mac OS X

Feb 18, 2010 - 6 Comments

Mac OS X simplified the font smoothing settings (anti-aliasing) for Mac OS and all apps running within it, but for some the change is unwelcome. If you feel like your screen looks different, or that fonts look a little unusual and text looks different too, it probably does, and the change can be very profound … Read More

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