When the WatchKit was released last week, developers were shocked, stunned, and thrilled about a new font that the Apple Watch uses: San Francisco. This new font is the default font on the Apple Watch that is clean, crisp, and makes readability much better on a smaller display. Some developers quickly went to work to figure out how to wrangle this new font onto OS X Yosemite, and they have succeeded in doing this. Continue reading and we'll show you how to change the system font to San Francisco and kiss Helvetica Neue goodbye.
It's been a while since we've heard anything solid about the Apple Watch, but now that the WatchKit SDK has made it to developers as of this morning, some new details are starting to emerge. Most notably, the new information includes the resolution, which has been absent from every bit of news we've heard about the device until now.
Looking for a great way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac? You could certainly do worse than download a font from Apple that shows every single Mac that's even been created in place of the usually boring business of letters and numbers. And here's the big surprise--we're not even sure if Apple meant for it to be downloaded, to you should probably get your hands on it while it's still around.
Our firm is getting more and more demand for magazine design projects. My wife is a graphic designer and does all of the design and layout in Adobe InDesign on her two Macs running Snow Leopard. However, when I try to open the InDesign files on my new Mac running Lion, I get prompted for “Missing Fonts.” How can I get a printout of the fonts installed on my Mac, and how can I install the missing fonts that are present in Mac OS X Snow Leopard, but not in Lion? The font in question is Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk.
Words on the screen are there to display important information, from your film’s title, to a new location or even a list of credits. And given that you’re going to insert them throughout your project, they should be as interesting to look at as possible.
Font managers are strange beasts. Most people never think about them, but for designers and other font geeks, a good manager is key. In short, it’s an app that shows you exactly which fonts are installed on your system, how they are organized, and what they look like. It also lets you activate and deactivate groups of fonts. Font Book is built into OS X, but Fontcase makes browsing your fonts more attractive and intuitive.
I just updated to Mac OS X 10.6.3 through Software Update, but now all of my fonts look really strange in Pages and Keynote. Even worse, most of my fonts are completely missing from Word and Excel! This was all working just fine in 10.6.2. Is there any way that I can downgrade back to 10.6.2?