font book restoration

hucklebuckdesign's picture

I am sure I am not the only one that has fallen victim to the font book badness. I had all of my fonts neatly collected into the folders in which they should be. House industries, Carson.... yada yada...

Apparently when I activate them in font book it pulls them from that folder. Does anyone know a way to recollect them from font book and put them back into the folders they were pulled from?

olho's picture

Font Book's a stinker, activating fonts by moving files to the fonts directory. I'm surprised it's still doing it that way as there used to be many tales of woe. I can't suggest how to restore the sets, but you might like to look into better font management software for future happiness. I use Linotype's free FontExplorer X. Which is fantastic at everything bar printing specimines. The built-in iTunes like shop is brilliant too -- you can quickly search for most things and get good (though usually brief) historical information really quickly.

Thinking about it, on first run I think you can have it organise everything, so it might solve your Font Book mess if you point FontExplorer to the directories Font Book moved things into.

bojev's picture

Andy, What version of fontbook are you using - the version I have moves a copy not the font in its sorted folder. Now using Version 2.03. I remember the first version did as you describe.

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