Apple Symbols

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Apple Symbols is a font introduced in Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther." This is a TrueType font, intended to provide coverage for characters defined as symbols in the Unicode Standard. It continues to ship with Mac OS X as part of the default installation. Prior to Mac OS X 10.5, its path was /Library/Fonts/Apple Symbols.ttf. From Mac OS X 10.5 onward, is to be found at /System/Library/Fonts/Apple Symbols.ttf, meaning it is now considered an essential part of the system software, not to be deleted by users.

The version of the font as of Mac OS X 10.5 is 6.0d7e4.

List of glyphs[edit]

The Mac OS X version of the font contains over 5000 glyphs from the following Unicode blocks:


Apple lists this font as Copyright 2003.

Mac OS X 10.3[edit]

Mac OS X 10.4[edit]

Version 5.0d5e1:

Mac OS X 10.5[edit]

Apple Symbols was significantly extended for its Mac OS X v10.5 ("Leopard") release, version 6.0d7e4 (2007-08-03), and more than tripled its glyph repertoire. As well as additions to the Unicode blocks partially covered by earlier releases, the font included new glyphs for Latin, Greek, Shavian, and the following Unicode blocks: