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The awesome Mac OS Catalina fonts you didn’t know you had access to


Ralf Herrmann


Apple has recently licensed fonts from type foundries such as Commercial Type, Klim Type Foundry and Mark Simonson Studio to be used as system fonts on Mac OS Catalina. But since these fonts are an optional download, many users of Mac OS X are not even aware they have access to them for free.

To see and install these optional fonts, open the FontBook application and switch to “All Fonts”. Browse the font list and you will see lots of font families that are greyed out—either because they were deactivated or they weren’t downloaded yet. If you right-click on a font or font family that wasn’t downloaded yet, you see an option to download the individual font or entire family. 

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Here are some (Latin) highlights of the available fonts:

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In addition to those Latin fonts, many non-latin fonts are available as well. For a complete list check out this support document. 
☞ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210192




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parambyte

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Funny. It doesn't show me these Fonts (either as Greyed out or searchable) on macOS Catalina 10.15.3 in India.

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Gwyneth Llewelyn

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Now this is really an interesting Easter Egg! I had no idea there were so many licensed fonts that I hadn't activated... yet. Out of those, I just had come across the Publico type. Thanks for figuring this out!

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