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Font Book 10.6.x

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Ive been trying to add fonts to font book but everytime I try to add it locks up and I have to force quit the application. Any steps on what to do to fix this?
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You can bypass FontBook by moving your fonts manually to one of these folders: These are the paths to it: /Library/Fonts or to same on your Home area: ~/Library/Fonts
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I've heard doing that in Snow Leopard also causes Font book to crash. Ill give it a shot, at this point it doesnt matter. Thanks for the help, do you have any other suggestions if that doesnt work? I really dont want to end up reinstalling the os.
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It's really hard to say what is wrong with your FontBook. You might want to try some of this or all:

Delete this file: /Users/"YOU"/Library/Preferences/com.apple.FontBook.plist It will get rebuilt next time you start FontBook. This is FontBook's settings file. Could be corrupt.

Run /Applications/Utilities/DiskUtilities.app Select your hard disk and do: Repair Permissions. It could be that some permissions settings on your mac are out of order.

This Google search: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=reinstall+fontbook&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 has various threads about FontBook problems that others have had. I have not read through it all but this is the kind of searches I do when I am in trouble myself.

I use extensive number of fonts myself and FontBook is just not powerful to handle my needs. I use Linotype FontExplorer Pro which is really great and stable. It costs probably arround $70 but for a pro that really is not so much. If you go that path you can find my old article on how to install it at: http://font.is/2007/05/fonts-real-world-font-management-with-linotype-fontexplorer-x/

Hope this gets you going.
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