How to Remove Duplicate Fonts from Font Book

What Should You Do if a Mac Font isn’t Working?

If you learned How to validate Mac fonts in Font Book and it has brought to light some issues with the Font. A issue so tough that it frustratingly can not be fixed automatically by Font Books validation feature, then the next step is to remove and delete it.

How to Remove a Mac Font

If whilst validating a font has shone some light on errors within the font files that are not able to be fixed, you will want to remove them. Removing an affected font is s easy. Just click the little alert icon located at the bottom of the font validation window. After that you will be able to see a ‘Remove Checked’ option. This will remove any dodgy font files and will prevent them from affecting your Mac further.

If you are no longer running the Mac font validation feature and are worried you have missed the boat to disable and remove an effected font, don’t fret any further. You can disable a font easily…

1.) Highlight the problem font by clicking on its name in the ‘Font’ column.

2.) Next click on ‘File‘ in Font Books toolbar.

3.) From the drop down menu select ‘Remove (font name)’

What Should You Do if a Mac Font isn't Working?

 

How do you Replace an Affected Mac Font?

What happens if you are forced to delete and remove an affected font that you really need for your work or just love and can’t bare to be parted, then just re-install it. Make sure you download it from the original source and remember to only download and install fonts from trustworthy reliable sources. You can get so many great font styles for Mac for Free. These sites are my favourite – Dafont and 1001 Fonts.

 

What if the Mac Font still doesn’t Work?

If it is a newly downloaded font that is misbehaving and does not pass Font Books validation then check this list…

a.) Did you download the font from the original and genuine source. This could be the font creators website?

b.) Or did you at least download it from a renowned and reliable font site such as Dafont or 1001 Fonts?

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to these questions then the next port of call will be to contact the creator of the font or the site you installed it from customer support. They should be able to provide further assistance, perhaps a link to an intact font file.

 

How to Validate Individual Mac Fonts in Font Book?

Font Books Validation process should automatically kick in whenever you attempt to install a new font anyway. However if you are starting to have trouble with one that already exists in your Font Books libuary you can simply call upon the validation feature and get it to give the fonts files a thorough check over.

What Should You do if a Mac Font isn't Working?

1.) Pinpoint the Font with the behavior problems. You can do this by either search though your ‘All fonts‘ collection. Alternatively if you now the name of the Font then I suggest using the search field located in the top right hand corner of the window.

2.) Once you have fount it, click on it to highlight.

3.) Finally click File in the toolbar and then scroll down and pick Validate File.

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)