Inkscape and system fonts on MacOS X

For the last year, one of the biggest trouble with using Inkscape on MacOS X was that some of the system fonts were not available in the drawings, especially Helvetica. I’m just pasting information found on the InkscapeForum with the solution:

Re: Font trouble in 0.48 on Mac

by Ufdah » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:13 am

I registered on the forum just so that I could answer your question because I was having the same issue and I know how frustrating it is…
Right click on the Inkscape.app and “Show Package Contents”
From there go to: ‘Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/etc/fonts/’
Using TextEdit.app (or another nice text editor), open ‘fonts.conf’ and edit:
<!--<dir>/System/Library/Fonts</dir>-->
Remove the comments so that it looks like this:
<dir>/System/Library/Fonts</dir>
This allows Inkscape to use all the installed system fonts in the FontBook app…
I would add that it is a good idea to keep a copy of the fonts.conf file, just in case.
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