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Archived - Mac OS X: How to Add or Remove Classic Fonts

If you add fonts in the Classic System Folder, you must restart the Classic environment in order for the new fonts to be available to Classic applications. If want to remove fonts from the Classic System Folder, you must first shut down the Classic environment.
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Adding fonts

Mac OS X 10.0 through 10.2.8:
    1. Stop the Classic environment (refer to "How to stop or restart Classic" below).
    2. Add the font file(s) to the Mac OS 9 System Folder's Fonts folder. If you do not know which Mac OS 9 System Folder is used by Classic, check the Classic preference pane.
    3. Start Classic or open a Classic application. The added font files should now be available.

Mac OS X 10.3 or later:
    1. Quit any running Classic applications that you want the new fonts to appear in, or stop Classic using Classic preferences.
    2. Open Font Book, which is in the Applications folder.
    3. Click the triangle next to All Fonts.
    4. Drag the fonts you're adding onto "Classic Mac OS".
    5. Open the desired Classic application(s).

Removing fonts

Mac OS X 10.0 through 10.2.8:
    1. Stop the Classic environment (refer to "How to stop or restart Classic" below).
    2. Remove the font file(s) from the Fonts folder within the Mac OS 9 System Folder. If you do not know which Mac OS 9 System Folder is used by Classic, check the Classic preference pane.
    3. Start Classic or open a Classic application. The removed font files should no longer be available.

Mac OS X 10.3 or later:
    1. Open Font Book, which is in the Applications folder.
    2. Click the triangle next to All Fonts.
    3. Select "Classic Mac OS" in the Collection column.

    Important: "Classic Mac OS" fonts differ from "Classic" fonts. Removing or disabling a "Classic" font doesn't affect the Classic environment.

    4. Select the font to be removed in the Fonts column.
    5. From the File menu, choose Remove Font.
    6. Restart Classic using Classic preferences.
Note: Removing fonts with Font Book moves the font file into the Trash. Empty the Trash to delete the file.


How to stop or restart Classic
    1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
    2. Choose View > Classic.
    3. Click the Stop or Restart button, as desired.

Last Modified: Feb 17, 2012
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