Font Book Helper - Change the icon that's used to represent the printer or outline font parts
Version: 1.0Font Book Helper changes the icon that's used to represent the printer or outline font parts of Adobe PostScript Type 1 fonts from Font Book's default gray icon to a red one, visually reminiscent of the red PostScript "A" icon used in OS 9 and prior.
Operating System: Mac OS X
This has the effect of breaking up the grayish visual monotony that Font Book introduced, and makes fonts and font types easy to identify even at a quick glance.
It may also clear up some confusion users have had with trying to get Font Book to "recognize" their fonts. If you recall, PostScript Type One fonts have "parts" that fall into 2 categories: the first part is the font suitcase which is said to contain the "screen" or "bitmap" half of the font, while the second part is the corresponding PostScript Type 1 font (aka the "printer" or "outline" half of the font).
Font Book cannot directly use or open the PostScript Type 1 outline part of a font. This is why they'll appear dimmed in the Open file dialog or why double-clicking on them in the Finder opens Font Book but produces no result. Instead, you should select or double-click the font suitcase part of the font (with a normal gray icon), and Font Book will automatically take care of copying the referenced outline fonts automatically.
What's New in This Release:
· Please note that Font Book Helper is only compatible with OS X 10.3.x; it does not yet work properly under 10.4.x.