Does anyone have any idea how fonts work in OS X. Are all installed fonts, wherever they are (library/fonts, system/library/fonts or in a users library/fonts directory), active? Are they actived when selected in an application? Me, I don't have a f**king idea...
some of the repetitive structure of X is a little confusing to a unix newbie like myself, but fonts turned out to be really easy to install
drop your fonts into this directory and they'll be available immediately (i think it's immediately). OS X understands mac trueype, pc truetype, postscript fonts, and screenfonts (or was it unicode? i forget)
I have the same question as MrMac. Do the Fonts take system resources, as they do under Windows or Mac OS 9.x? or, are they looked at more like a process and show up in the Fonts menu, but until need or used they don't waste resources?