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OS X Quicklook Font – Preview international characters

To Show international characters in OS X (tested on Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion) Quicklook Font Preview edit file:

/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreText.framework/Versions/A/Resources/SampleSupport.plist

Add characters you want to show in corresponing key.

How to:
1. To open folder paste

"/System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreText.framework/Versions/A/Resources"

in Go to Folder menu (Menu/Go/Got To Folder…) (Command-Shift-G by default)

2. open file “SampleSupport.plist” in any unicode text editor (i prefer BBEdit).

3. edit corresponding keys

For me:

<key>en</key>
<string>ABCDEFGHIJKLM
NOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklm
nopqrstuvwxyz
1234567890
ĀČĒĢĪĶĻŅŖŠŪŽ
āčēģīķļņŗšūž
ЙЦУКЕНГШЩЗФЫВА
йцукенгшщзфыва
</string>

4. save

FontLook Preview on OSX Lion

 

For newest systems (tested till Mojave) with System Integrity Protection, first disable SIP, then edit file, then enable SIP:

  1. Boot into the Recovery HD by restarting whilst holding ⌘R.
  2. Open Terminal (from the Utilities menu).
  3. Run the following command in Terminal to disable SIP:
    csrutil disable
  4. Restart.
  5. Make changes in file: 
    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreText.framework/Versions/A/Resources/SampleSupport.plist
  6. Boot into the Recovery HD by restarting whilst holding ⌘R.
  7. Open Terminal (from the Utilities menu).
  8. Run the following command in Terminal to enable SIP: 
    csrutil enable
  9. Restart.

 

1 Comment

  1. Nice! Just what I was looking for….
    Thanks

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