What fonts does Adobe install on my Mac, and how can I separate them out?
July 26, 2009 9:22 AM   Subscribe

What fonts does Adobe install on my Mac, and how can I separate them out?

Adobe's fonts are wonderful but I've never appreciated the way that Adobe just installs files willy-nilly all over my Mac. Even Microsoft installs its fonts in /Library/Fonts/Microsoft rather than /Library/Fonts, the way Adobe does.

Basically, I would like /Library/Fonts to just be the fonts that are standard on the Mac. I'd like to put all other fonts into ~/Library/Fonts/subdirectory. I don't see that any third party has business putting anything in /Library unless it's absolutely necessary.

So, can I get a list of what fonts are what? (Adobe doesn't bother separating out its fonts in Font Book either.) Then, if I move all the Adobe fonts out of /Library/Fonts and into ~/Library/Fonts/Adobe, will anything break?
posted by yesno to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try this in the Terminal:

grep Adobe /Library/Fonts/*

Seems to work OK
posted by Mwongozi at 10:06 AM on July 26, 2009


Thanks! But I'm worried that might pick up Adobe fonts that Apple actually included in the base install. I suppose I could cross-reference against another Mac with no Adobe stuff installed on it, too.

(Adobe sometimes uses the "All Users" user directory, that seems like the best place for stuff like this, instead of the system Library folder.)
posted by yesno at 10:10 AM on July 26, 2009


Ah hah! I just got a new Macbook, and before I installed CS4 I labeled all my fonts red in the Finder. Here's a list of what's not red in /Library/Fonts:

ACaslonPro-Bold.otf
ACaslonPro-BoldItalic.otf
ACaslonPro-Italic.otf
ACaslonPro-Regular.otf
ACaslonPro-Semibold.otf
ACaslonPro-SemiboldItalic.otf
AdobeFangsongStd-Regular.otf
AdobeHeitiStd-Regular.otf
AdobeKaitiStd-Regular.otf
AdobeMingStd-Light.otf
AdobeMyungjoStd-Medium.otf
AdobeSongStd-Light.otf
AGaramondPro-Bold.otf
AGaramondPro-BoldItalic.otf
AGaramondPro-Italic.otf
AGaramondPro-Regular.otf
BellGothicStd-Black.otf
BellGothicStd-Bold.otf
BirchStd.otf
BlackoakStd.otf
BrushScriptStd.otf
ChaparralPro-Bold.otf
ChaparralPro-BoldIt.otf
ChaparralPro-Italic.otf
ChaparralPro-Regular.otf
CharlemagneStd-Bold.otf
CooperBlackStd-Italic.otf
CooperBlackStd.otf
EccentricStd.otf
GiddyupStd.otf
HoboStd.otf
KozGoPro-Bold.otf
KozGoPro-ExtraLight.otf
KozGoPro-Heavy.otf
KozGoPro-Light.otf
KozGoPro-Medium.otf
KozGoPro-Regular.otf
KozMinPro-Bold.otf
KozMinPro-ExtraLight.otf
KozMinPro-Heavy.otf
KozMinPro-Light.otf
KozMinPro-Medium.otf
KozMinPro-Regular.otf
LetterGothicStd-Bold.otf
LetterGothicStd-BoldSlanted.otf
LetterGothicStd-Slanted.otf
LetterGothicStd.otf
LithosPro-Black.otf
LithosPro-Regular.otf
MesquiteStd.otf
MinionPro-Bold.otf
MinionPro-BoldCn.otf
MinionPro-BoldCnIt.otf
MinionPro-BoldIt.otf
MinionPro-It.otf
MinionPro-Medium.otf
MinionPro-MediumIt.otf
MinionPro-Regular.otf
MinionPro-Semibold.otf
MinionPro-SemiboldIt.otf
MyriadPro-Bold.otf
MyriadPro-BoldCond.otf
MyriadPro-BoldCondIt.otf
MyriadPro-BoldIt.otf
MyriadPro-Cond.otf
MyriadPro-CondIt.otf
MyriadPro-It.otf
MyriadPro-Regular.otf
MyriadPro-Semibold.otf
MyriadPro-SemiboldIt.otf
NuevaStd-BoldCond.otf
NuevaStd-BoldCondItalic.otf
NuevaStd-Cond.otf
NuevaStd-CondItalic.otf
OCRAStd.otf
OratorStd-Slanted.otf
OratorStd.otf
PoplarStd.otf
PrestigeEliteStd-Bd.otf
RosewoodStd-Regular.otf
StencilStd.otf
TektonPro-Bold.otf
TektonPro-BoldCond.otf
TektonPro-BoldExt.otf
TektonPro-BoldObl.otf
TrajanPro-Bold.otf
TrajanPro-Regular.otf
posted by Plug Dub In at 1:05 PM on July 26, 2009


And I don't think anything will break if you re/move them, but certain apps will whine until they get their special fonts.
posted by Plug Dub In at 1:07 PM on July 26, 2009


Thanks!

I think if they're in ~/Library/Fonts/Adobe or /Users/All Users/Library/Fonts/Adobe every app should be able to find them just fine, which is why it's so annoying they're intermingled.
posted by yesno at 1:30 PM on July 26, 2009


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