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Engaged ,
May 16, 2020

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I just purchased a new computer.

macOS Catalina, version 10.15.2

Mac Pro (2019)

 

I activated Illustrator 2019- 23.1.1

Where did all these fonts come from???

See Screenshot below. Font list in Illustrator

 

I then turned on Word, similar font list.

 

I have also purchased the newest Font Agent Pro 9.5.3, so it is compatible with Catalina.

 

I prefer to manage my fonts using Font Agent Pro.

Did these fonts come in from Apple, or from Adobe, or from Microsoft Office???

I can not find that folder. I call it Font Bloat.

For example, I do not want Cosmic Sans activated.

 

Where and how can I find these fonts so I can remove.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

K

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I think you are seeing fonts as something that comes with an app; almost all fonts are included in the system so you should not be surprised to see the same list in each app. Here are the fonts included with Catalina: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210192. Be very cautious about disabling any included fonts, things may stop working. 

 

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I just purchased a new computer.

macOS Catalina, version 10.15.2

Mac Pro (2019)

 

I activated Illustrator 2019- 23.1.1

Where did all these fonts come from???

See Screenshot below. Font list in Illustrator

 

I then turned on Word, similar font list.

 

I have also purchased the newest Font Agent Pro 9.5.3, so it is compatible with Catalina.

 

I prefer to manage my fonts using Font Agent Pro.

Did these fonts come in from Apple, or from Adobe, or from Microsoft Office???

I can not find that folder. I call it Font Bloat.

For example, I do not want Cosmic Sans activated.

 

Where and how can I find these fonts so I can remove.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

K

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I think you are seeing fonts as something that comes with an app; almost all fonts are included in the system so you should not be surprised to see the same list in each app. Here are the fonts included with Catalina: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210192. Be very cautious about disabling any included fonts, things may stop working. 

 

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I suppose that the Comic Sans comes from MS Office.

Illustrator installs some fonts too as a required part of the application, so I would not try to remove them.

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I think you are seeing fonts as something that comes with an app; almost all fonts are included in the system so you should not be surprised to see the same list in each app. Here are the fonts included with Catalina: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210192. Be very cautious about disabling any included fonts, things may stop working. 

 

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Engaged ,
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Test Screen, YES that is the mega list of font bloat. Catalina

Good grief!!!! Hundreds of activated fonts to scroll through now.

I have my own font folders to activate/deactive using Font Agent Pro.

What to do now??

How can I SAFELY whittle it down and only keep the essentials to make Apple work.

 

K

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Engaged ,
May 17, 2020

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Follow up: Test Screen, thank you again for that link.

Second thought, I’m NOT touching all those fonts.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210192

 

Catalina installs fonts in these folders on your Mac:

The Library folder in your System folder: /System/Library/Fonts.

 

 These fonts are required by your Mac and can't be disabled in Font Book.

The Library folder at the top level of your hard drive: /Library/Fonts.

Published Date: April 24, 2020

 

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to good information shared above, I'd request checking out this help article as well to know more about fonts & troubleshooting.

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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