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    May 29, 2008
    Font Book not recognizing fonts
    Font Book stopped recognizing most of my fonts a while ago. I can't remember if it first happened when I switched to Leopard or if it happened before then, but I'm getting pretty annoyed and I want to do something about it.

    I have over 4000 fonts installed in the Mac HD library. If I'm in Photoshop or any other Adobe application, I can see and use all of them. If I open up Font Book to browse through them all, as I prefer to do, only 600 or so show up.

    I read on another forum that you could dump the preferences for Font Book and that might help, but it didn't work. Anyone have any ideas?



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    4000 fonts in font book is a bad idea, it's not up to that sort of task

    This one has been asked before so I will give you the solution I have posted before

    If you are going to start loading quite a few fonts, font book is not the best app, the free font explorer is much much better

    If you really want to manage your fonts well I suggest the suitcase (another font management tool - not free) guide (the guide is free) SC/EN/P/Fonts_Best_Practices_in_OSX.pdf

    Just substitute use Suitcase with use Linotype FontExplorer

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