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Is there a Mac application to view fonts without installing them?

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Diego Puentes

Is there a Mac application to view fonts without installing them? I have a lot of fonts that I manage using Font Book. Is there a way to view fonts I already have without loading them into Font Book? Ideally I'd like to see what the font looks like using certain words in all caps and initial caps.


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Riccardo Sartori

In macOS, just hitting the space bar after selecting a font file, will open a (resizable) window with the same standard specimen you get in Font Book.

Here’s an example:


For custom words, I think you will need a separate font manager, or type tester.

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