Trash Hunters #2: How to Delete Fonts on Mac

Fonts. We all know about the passion Steve Jobs had for the fonts and typefaces.

” …Ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”

Maybe that’s a reason why we have so many different fonts,  that … we don’t use! Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Indian, Sri Lankan, etc. that take around 900 Mb of your hard drive space.

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You can find & preview them in special application with a shirt-sleeve name “Fonts” or directly on your hard drive in a folder ~/Library/Fonts (the folder is hidden, use our free app to see it: Funter)

It’s better to use second choice, because not all fonts can be deleted via the app.

So, what fonts we recommend to delete:

  • Hannotate.ttc
    Hanzipen.ttc
    Kaiti.ttc
    Yuanti.ttc
    Songti.ttc
    Lantinghei.ttc
    WeibeiSC-Bold.otf
    Arial Unicode.ttf
    AppleMyungjo.ttf
    儷宋 Pro.ttf
    WawaTC-Regular.otf
    WawaSC-Regular.otf

  • 87.2 Mb
    71.9 Mb
    70.7 Mb
    68.9 Mb
    67.1 Mb
    43.2 Mb
    24.1 Mb
    23.3 Mb
    18.8 Mb
    18 Mb
    17.5 Mb
    17.4 Mb

That gives as 528.1 Mb, there are also many non-English fonts under 10 Mb. So, probably it’s time to save some free space on your Mac.

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