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installing fonts...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by 48:16, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. 48:16

    48:16 New Jack

    Joined: Mar 1, 2001 Messages: 55 Likes Received: 0
    ok...so i'm working on a project and i got a bunch of fonts on a cd. i can't seem to figure out how to install them so i can use them.

    i'm running in OS9 Classic (on an OSX machine) and i need to use them in photoshop 6. i know this should be really easy but i can't figure out how to do it.

    can anyone help a brother out>?
  2. Crimsøn

    Crimsøn Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003 Messages: 2,120 Likes Received: 1
    Im on OSX so it might differ slightly,
    but I think you should just be able to
    drag and drop the font from the source
    to the font folder (harddrive>library>fonts).

    Then they should show up in the drop down
    menu of fonts in photoshop.
  3. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    d: awesome
    ?: ya
    ?: I was so so so good back then
    ?: I would not miss a shot pretty much
    d: haha
  4. Yellow Feets

    Yellow Feets Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2004 Messages: 1,958 Likes Received: 0
    Are the fonts you using .SIT? Because if it is you'll need an encoding/decoding device. That, and I think winzip.
  5. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

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  6. 48:16

    48:16 New Jack

    Joined: Mar 1, 2001 Messages: 55 Likes Received: 0
    thanks for the help...Crimson's suggestion worked with some small mods for os9...i have no idea what you other guys are talking about.

    i'm computarded.
  7. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82
    You see, fonts are mainly for i586 computers... which means, S - O - L.
  8. If you get Adobe Type Manager for OS9 you'll be able to avoid the mess of having to drop fonts individually in your font folder. That means you can keep them neatly organized in folders and families, and you can activate/deactivate them at will (so you don't have ten billion fonts on Photoshop's drop-down list, only the ones you want).
  9. 48:16

    48:16 New Jack

    Joined: Mar 1, 2001 Messages: 55 Likes Received: 0
    thanks mams,

    i'll try that....in the meantime, somehow from installing all these fonts i've ended up slowing my computer down and fucking up something or other that makes Word close down and restart my computer every single time i try to open it. (it said there was a certain font that was corrupted so i removed it and restarted, now word won't open at all)


    p.s. the fonts still work in photoshop.

    p.p.s if you are going to try and help me please don't use big computer words i don't understand.
  10. I dont really understand why this happened but if you're running windows defragmenting your hard drive always fixes a problem or two (defragment= MY COMPUTER>C:>RIGHT CLICK>PROPERTIES>TOOLS>DEFRAG.

    Besides that, installing many fonts on your system slows everything the fuck out cause its all getting loaded on the computers memory, actually thats why adobes type manager is so good.

    hope i kinda helped
  11. diggity

    diggity Guest

    depending on what computer you are running, i would suggest updating your photoshop to 7 or CS and eliminate the os9 flip flopping. depending on how many fonts you have, suitcase is a great program for managing fonts.

    loading classic is SO last year...
  12. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17

    this is true alos i will add fonts corrupting can seriously fuck up your computer, like "it wont work".
    ATM (adobe time manager) will save you future probs. You really dont want to add a mass of fonts directly into the fonts folder. All additional fonts should go in there onle Extra_font folder and be controlled by an font ap.

    mams is compusmart. and has a mean down rock from what i hear or make up.
  13. ment2

    ment2 New Jack

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  14. 48:16

    48:16 New Jack

    Joined: Mar 1, 2001 Messages: 55 Likes Received: 0
    yeah, i just stuck them all in a folder. i guess i should take em all out and get that type manager program.

    digs, i've got CS i just don't like installing shit. it makes me angry. maybe i should do it.

    how do i get adobe type manager? is it free.?
  15. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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