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Old 11-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
Eric Ladner
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Default Snow Leopard and Helvetica Neue

I missed it if this has been discussed here.

After installing Snow Leopard I found that several of my T1 Helvetica Neue fonts had been replaced with TT versions, and that when I tried to reinstall them I got "conflict with system font" warnings.

Now, I'm neither a Helvetica partisan, nor a detractor. It's not one of my favorites, but I do need to be able to use it for client work. The office system, running an older version of OS X, wasn't having any problems, but when I brought work home, the TT fonts I had to use caused trouble at the office the next morning.

Googling "Snow Leopard" "Helvetica Neue" turned up the suggestion (in the MacRumors forums) to put the T1 fonts in InDesign's font folder. This does seem to work; I have not yet checked the writer's guess that it would work across the Creative Suite.

This is no help for QuarkXpress. What could Apple have been thinking, to throw a monkey wrench into the workings of such a widely-used font family?

-Eric
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