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Installing Fonts in Mac OS X

Note: you do not need to install ATM to use the fonts in the OS X native environment, only for the Classic environment.

Mac OS X native has native support for Type 1 and OpenType fonts; you can install them just like other font types on OS X. However, fonts installed in OS X system locations are not available to classic applications. Fonts under the OS X native environment can be accessed by any user.
  • Before installing your fonts, quit all active applications.
  • Locate the folder that contains the fonts you want to install.
  • If you have purchased Adobe OpenType fonts online, they will have been decompressed to a folder on your hard drive. If you have purchased multiple font packages, each will have its own folder.
  • Copy or move all the font files from their individual font folders into either of the following locations. (Note that the fonts must be loose in the destination folder, not in a subfolder.) “/Library/Fonts/”

    Note: you must be logged on as an Administrator to place fonts in this location. Fonts in this location can be used by any user. “/Users/<username>/Library/Fonts/ ”
    Note: fonts in this location can be used only by the specified user.

  • The fonts are now installed and will appear in the font menus of your Carbon and native applications.
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