How can I stop fonts from enabling?
January 23, 2012 12:45 PM Subscribe
MacBook Pro late 2011. OSX 10.7.2. Why is FontBook enabling various fonts without me doing it? And how can I prevent this?
posted by jeff-o-matic to computers & internet (8 answers total)
I am an art director who has used Macs for work for over a decade. I have a folder full of many, many fonts which I have stored in Documents. I have noticed recently (by accident) when using InDesign and Illustrator (CS5) that there are a huge number of fonts active which I never enabled. I understand there's system fonts and the ones I use regularly, but some of the active ones are really obscure or silly, like Curlz, old-timey Western style stuff, fonts I've never heard of like Braggadoccio and Chalk Dust, along with a gigantic boatload of Asian and mid eastern fonts.
I use FontBook to turn on and off fonts, and I have never tried to use these fonts ever in the past. Why would these be enabled automatically? Again, I store these fonts in my Documents, not in any library. And this is a 2 month old computer. I've got 8 GB RAM so it's not necessarily slowing down, I just want it to run lean and clean it up.
Also, is it safe to simply manually disable the many Asian, Cyrillic and middle eastern fonts? How can I prevent fonts from becoming active without my input?
Thanks for any light you can shed on this.