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Workflow: Preview Fonts in Finder [Leopard Only]

A very welcome new feature in Leopard is the ability to view fonts directly in the finder (Yay!). You can get a full-alphabet-preview in two places: Column view, and Quick Look. The rest of the views display an icon with the letters “Ag.” Hitting spacebar from any view will give you and alphabet preview (in Quick Look). No need to open Fontbook, or a 3rd party browser anymore whoohoo! Anything that saves a little time, and makes my life a little easier is worth a post. Hope it makes your life easier as well 🙂

Source: macosxhints

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Workflow: Preview Fonts in Finder [Leopard Only]
From Column view, click on the little preview arrow to reveal the alphabetic font preview. (I made my column wider for posting purposes).

Workflow: Preview Fonts in Finder [Leopard Only]
Workflow: Preview Fonts in Finder [Leopard Only]

Font icons display as “Ag.”

Workflow: Preview Fonts in Finder [Leopard Only]

Hit the Spacebar from any view and Quick Look gives you an Alphabet preview of the font!

Workflow: Preview Fonts in Finder [Leopard Only]

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