Pruning Font Library

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Hey there everyone. Running 10.9.4. Trying to prune the huge list of fonts that I don't need/want.

When I'm in Font Book, I get "you're trying to remove system fonts" for some (like Adobe ones) that I know aren't OS X required fonts. I know they're installed in the /Library/Fonts folder. There's also a load of foreign-language ones that I don't (or think ever will) use.

Can I safely delete all the unwanted ones in /Library/Fonts, or are there some that need to be kept, if so, which ones?
 
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Hey there everyone. Running 10.9.4. Trying to prune the huge list of fonts that I don't need/want.

Can I safely delete all the unwanted ones in /Library/Fonts, or are there some that need to be kept, if so, which ones?

#1 Question...why??

- Nick
 
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#1 Question...why??

- Nick

There's just way too many. I've downloaded Suitcase Fusion and moved every font from those two folders to Suitcase's library. According to them, I don't need to keep any fonts in the two other folders any more.

I backed up before this, of course, but will it fark up my system if I permanently delete any ones that AREN'T in the /System/Library/Fonts folder?
 
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There's only one way to find out. I'd strongly recommend a bootable backup before doing so, as I would be that this is going to cause problems.
 

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There's just way too many. I've downloaded Suitcase Fusion and moved every font from those two folders to Suitcase's library. According to them, I don't need to keep any fonts in the two other folders any more.

I backed up before this, of course, but will it fark up my system if I permanently delete any ones that AREN'T in the /System/Library/Fonts folder?

I'm not sure what sort of computer experience you have doing this sort of thing. Sometimes folks do this sort of "micro-managing" of their computer...just to regret it later. Maybe in the future you will need a font that was deleted. Then you may forget that you deleted it/them...and then you'll be asking..."Where did my fonts go?". Or if you do remember that you deleted it...then you'll want to know how to reinstall it.

And with the size of today's storage devices...deleting fonts doesn't even make sense from a "saving space" standpoint.

I say leave them as they are...just my 2 cents.:)

- Nick
 

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