[Newbies] How to use Mac OS X system fonts?

Conrad Taylor conradwt at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 03:10:49 UTC 2007

Hi, could someone tell me the font that's being used in the page
below?  I have tried Monaco and it simply screwed up the
look-and-feel.  For example, some fonts changed whereas others
remained the same.  The installed font makes things very very
difficult to view.

Thanks in advance,


On 7/8/07, Benjamin Schroeder <benschroeder at acm.org> wrote:
> On Jul 8, 2007, at 9:10 PM, Conrad Taylor wrote:
> > Hi, I'm on a Mac OS X 10.4.10 and I would like to use "Monaco 14pt" is
> > there an easy way to access my system fonts.  At this time, the Squeak
> > environment doesn't contain all my fonts when I go to
> >
> > World -> appearance -> Standard System Fonts -> default text font...
> Hi Conrad,
> Until recently, Squeak could use TrueType fonts, but they had to be
> imported on a font-by-font basis. However, there is a new "FreeType
> Plus" package that adds your system's fonts to your font menu.
>         http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/5984
> I think the package is only for Squeak 3.9 and above. I have recently
> used it on Squeak3.9-final-7067, on Mac OS 10.4.10, but I believe it
> works on Windows and Linux as well.
> To get FreeType Plus,
>         Choose "open ..." then "SqueakMap Package Loader" from the World menu.
>         At this point, the system may prompt you to update the map of available
>         packages from the Internet. If it does so, say "yes".
>         If there is no prompt about updating, option-click on the list of
> packages and
>         choose "update map from the net".
>         Scroll down to "FreeType Plus". Option-click on it and choose
> "install".
> If you are running a recent Mac OS VM, you will already have the
> right plugins. I am running the Carbon "Squeak 3.8.17beta5U" VM. (The
> Carbon VM is the one with the gold icon. There is also a VM that is
> based on the one for Unix, which I think has a blue icon. FreeType
> may work fine with either VM - I just don't know for sure. :)
> After doing the above, you should have the system fonts in your
> "appearance" menus. Note that there are "page up" and "page down"
> options at the top of the menu which will let you get to all your fonts!
> If you already have browsers/workspaces/whatever open, you may need
> to open new ones to see the changes.
> Hope this helps,
> Benjamin Schroeder
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