I'm helping tech support a coworkers OSX laptop.
As a web developer, I've tended to prune my app's font lists down quite a bit over the years so likely don't run into the performance issues some do.
She's recently installed a LOT of fonts (few hundred from the looks of it) and now her system is beach balling a lot. They were put into Adobe's own font folders (not OSX's system folder).
My initial hunch is that that's just too many fonts to be loading into memory and that's what's slowing OSX down.
But the other odd thing is that inside her apps (such as Illustrator) a lot of the fonts show up with <brackets> around the font name, so it might look like this:
Anyone know what those brackets around a font name indicate? I assume maybe it's a damaged or missing font?