Mac OS X: Issues After System Fonts Removed or Relocated

Applications, including Apple System Profiler, TextEdit, Address Book, and Safari, may unexpectedly quit if System fonts are deleted or moved from /System/Library/Fonts.
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To fix this, reinstall the system fonts, or move them back into their folder (/System/Library/Fonts). This includes the Helvetica font.

Some third-party applications may allow you to move system fonts. Usually, you should not move or delete Apple-installed fonts.

Note: This document does not apply to the Helvetica font found in the Mac OS 9 System Folder used by Classic.

Related documents

106417: "Mac OS X: Font Locations and Their Purposes"

Published Date: Feb 17, 2012