Step-by-Step Guide to help you Install your fonts on your computer

Original article was extracted from Font Spring.

How do I install fonts on my Windows PC?

 

Important!

  • Make sure you are installing the desktop fonts and not webfonts. Fonts purchased for @font-face embedding cannot be installed as a desktop font. If you purchased both, you may be looking in the wrong folder.
  • Zipped folders MUST be unzipped. Some Windows operating systems allow you to peek inside a zipped folder. This does not mean it is actually unzipped.

 


Windows 10

  • Unzip the folder containing the fonts first. Fonts cannot be installed if they are zipped.
  • Right click on the font file and select Install.

OR

  • Search for Fonts in the search box by the start menu.
  • Click on the Fonts (Control Panel) link to open the Fonts Manager
  • Drag and Drop or Copy and Paste the unzipped fonts into the Fonts Manager to install.

 


Windows 8

  • Unzip the folder containing the fonts first. Fonts cannot be installed if they are zipped.
  • Right click on the font file and select Install.

OR

  • Go to search in the start menu.
  • Search for Fonts in settings.
  • Click on the Fonts Folder to open the Font folder.
  • Drag and Drop or Copy and Paste the unzipped fonts files into the Fonts folder to install.

 


Windows 7

 

  • Unzip the fonts first. Fonts cannot be installed if they are zipped.
  • Right click the font file and select ‘Install.’

 


Windows Vista

  • Unzip the fonts first. Fonts cannot be installed if they are zipped.
  • From the ‘Start’ menu select ‘Control Panel.’
  • Then select ‘Appearance and Personalization.’
  • Then click on ‘Fonts.’
  • Click ‘File’, and then click ‘Install New Font.’
  • If you don’t see the File menu, press ‘ALT’.
  • Navigate to the folder that contains the fonts you want to install.
  • Select the fonts you want to install.
  • Press the ‘Install’ button to install the fonts.

 


Windows XP

  • Unzip the fonts first. Fonts cannot be installed if they are zipped.
  • From the ‘Start’ menu select ‘Control Panel.’
  • Select the ‘Appearance and Themes’ category.
  • Select ‘Fonts’ from the ‘See Also’ panel at the left of the screen.
  • In the Fonts window, select the ‘File menu’, and choose ‘Install New Font.’
  • Navigate to the folder that contains the fonts you want to install.
  • Select the fonts you want to install.
  • Press the ‘OK’ button to install the fonts.

 


 

Original article was extracted from Font Spring.

How do I install fonts on my Mac?

 

 

Fonts can be installed in several folders in OS X, but we recommend that you do the following:

First, close any open applications. Newly installed fonts may not appear in your font menu if you ignore this step.

Install using Font Book:

  • Double click the unzipped font file and Font Book will open a preview of the font.
  • Click “Install Font” at the bottom of the preview.

Manually install:

  • Open Finder and click the Go menu at the top of the screen.
  • While in the Go menu, hold down both the Alt/Option and Shift keys on your keyboard to reveal the hidden link to the Library folder
  • Navigate to your Fonts folder:
    /Users/Your_Username/Library/Fonts
  • Drag and drop the unzipped font files into this folder.

 

Hope that helped!

If you have further questions, feel free to get in touch with me!

 

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