For what its worth, Font Book seems to work fine in OS 10.3. It isn't nearly as powerful as Suitcase, but it gets me by.
Senior Graphic Artist
California Science Center
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Sent: Monday, May 3, 2004 3:53 PM
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Subject: Re: font help in OSX
Sharing fonts between Mac OS X and Classic
Font sharing allows you to access Classic fonts in Mac OS X. If you add a font to the Fonts folder in your Mac OS 9 System Folder, it immediately appears in the Mac OS X Font panel and Font Book. However, as in Mac OS 9, you must restart Classic to make newly added fonts available in Classic applications.
Fonts installed in the Mac OS X Fonts folder are not available to Classic applications.
I do not recommend Font Book. Simply put, it does not do what it says it does. It seems only to be able to disable and enable system fonts (and no others), though this might have changed since 10.2 (when I last checked). If you don't use a lot fonts, it isn't an issue. But if you use a lot of fonts, then you might wish to invest in a font management program such as Extensis Suitcase or Font Reserve.
Regarding your zip:
Insert a zip cartridge and reboot. It should "see" the cartridge. If it does not, check your connections. Even if they look okay, unplug everything and then plug it in again. Is your zip plugged into a hub? If so, try plugging it directly into your Mac.
If you are using a hub, it should be a powered hub (a hub that must be plugged in, rather than one that gets its power from the computer).
Regarding ongoing issues:
Remember to take advantage of various knowledge bases, and the most obvious -- the manual (or help menu, as the case may be). This is the first line of attack. Basic font information is available both on the apple site under support and via the OS X help menu. If you're not comfortable doing basic searches, try asking your local librarian for a quick lesson on doing searches.
Also there are a number of very good books on OS X. I generally recommend Robin Williams' books (PeachPit). They are well written and easy to follow -- with material for the novice as well as more advanced user.
Joining a user group is one of the best things you can do. You can get your questions answered. And once you know some answers, you can share with others as well. It is, to a large extent, the way I've learned much of what I know. You can join a user group anywhere. Several good ones:
On May 3, 2004, at 4:59 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
Dear Jeremy and Karen,
Thanks so much for your help--I just panicked when the fonts didn't show up in any of the places I thought they should appear--I just didn't know how to find the fonts that I had in classic on OSX--I guess OSX can just read them from the classic mode?
Anyway, I think I kind of solved the problem--it appears that my Helvetica suitcase did not have oblique listed, so I reinstalled the suitcase in classic and now it appears in OSX--what a mess!
Of course, now my Zip drive doesn't seem to be functioning at all although the little green light is on--back to trying to figure that one out. I just wish these things came with a tiny technician in the box who could jump out and help when you really need it!
Thanks again--I am so grateful to have a place to turn when things go wrong (or right, for that matter)! Everyone out there is fantastic and so incredibly helpful!
Wendy Beth Jackelow
Medical & Scientific Illustration