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Managing Fonts

OS X has introduced a new type of font suitcase with the extension .dfont. The new font suitcase stores a file's resource fork in the data fork. In addition to the new font format, OS X supports these Windows font formats: TrueType fonts with extension .ttf, TrueType collections with extension .ttc, and OpenType fonts with extension .otf. OS X supports PostScript Type 1, legacy bitmap fonts, and Unicode. Unicode is a universal character-encoding standard for multilingual text support across multiple platforms. Supporting Unicode enhances OS X's multilingual support. OS X's multilingual support is most clearly seen in the available keyboards in the International pane. At this point, though, you might wonder if your old collection of fonts will work in OS X. Fortunately, OS X also supports older font suitcases used in earlier versions of the operating system without any conversion.

Installing a New Font

Installing a new font on your system is not difficult. For example, to install the Pushkin handwriting font from the ParaType free fonts page (http://www.paratype.com/shop/), download the following file to your drive:


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