Quick Tip: Preview Mac Fonts

If you’re looking for a quick way to preview your fonts on a mac, Finder is here to help you. Assuming that you have OSX 10.5 Leopard, just open up Finder and browse to your fonts directory (they should be in the Library/Fonts directory by default). Select “Cover Flow” view and you can see the first letter of the alphabet rendered in the selected font.

Font Cover View

The first letter of each font may not be enough for you, so as you’re browsing through them, press the space bar. You’ll get a quick view of the entire alphabet.

Font Preview


  1. wht happens if your fonts directory in the library is empty?? i tried looking for them but cant find any

  2. … perhaps because the LIBRARY you want is in , (or whatever your HDD is called), , Fonts rather than in , Library>, .
    Hope this isn’t too late, after 15 months… I just had this problem, but Spotlight found the other Font directory…

  3. WHOA!
    a) the previous post is useless as the system turned my continental quotes enclosing the important words () into word-hiders, so ALL the important words were hidden!!!
    b) There is an app in Applications, called Font Book, that does it all!!


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