Take Control Books has released “Take Control of Fonts in Snow Leopard” (http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/snow-leopard-fonts). Created by font
expert Sharon Zardetto, who has been writing about the Mac professionally since 1984, this ebook covers not only Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”), but also special font situations in Adobe CS4 and CS5, Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008, iLife, and iWork.
The 225-page ebook costs $15 and includes a coupon worth 20% off on any purchase from Ergonis Software, makers of the font utility PopChar X and other software. There’s also a print version of the book for $29.99. “Take Control of Fonts in Snow Leopard” covers topics such as:
° The ins and outs of different font installation method;
° Using Font Book to manage, validate, and organize fonts;
° Making the most of character-rich Unicode fonts;
° Typing unusual characters and working with alternative keyboards;
° Where fonts reside, in what order they load, and what, if anything, you should do about it;
° Organizing fonts from the Adobe Creative Suite so they appear when and where you want them;
° The quirks of fonts installed by Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008, and which ones you should keep.