How to Install Fonts

Fonts come from many locations. They can come with your desktop publishing, word processing, or graphics software. You may have them on a CD. They can be downloaded from the Web.

  1. When fonts come with your software they are often installed at the same time the software is installed. Usually no further action is required by the user. However, if you are using some types of very specialized software (some CAD programs, older 1990s era software) the fonts that come with the software may be proprietary and not in TrueType, OpenType, or PostScript format. Those fonts can probably only be used with that specific software.
  2. Fonts on CD or other disk need to be installed to your hard drive (unless you plan to always have that disk in the drive). The disk may come with an installation program for the fonts or you can use the methods described further down this page.
  3. Fonts downloaded from the Web may be ready for installation; but, usually, fonts from the Web are stored in archives that must first be opened. This is where many new font finders run into problems. Occasionally fonts on disk may also be in archives so depends on operating system you have you need to choose the right one below.

You’ve purchased file with new fonts and would like to install them in Photoshop too. Click the Start button, click Control Panel, open Font folder. There are already used fonts in this folder. Drop new fonts into this folder. From now you can use these fonts not only in Photoshop but in Word too.

Copy the font files (.ttf or .otf) to fonts:// in the File manager, or: Go into the /home folder, in the menu select View > Show Hidden Files, you will see the hidden folder .fonts (if not, create it) then copy the font files there.

Mac OS X recognizes TrueType and OpenType fonts (.ttf and .otf) but not the PC bitmap fonts (.fon). Files are compressed, you may need an utility like Stuffit Expander.

  1. Under Mac OS X 10.3 or above (including the FontBook): Double-click the font file > «Install font» button at the bottom of the preview
  2. Under any version of Mac OS X: Put the files into /Library/Fonts (for all users), or into /Users/Your_username/Library/Fonts (for you only)
  3. Under Mac OS 9 or earlier: The old Mac fonts are not supported anymore at dafont. First, you have to convert the font files (.ttf or .otf) you have downloaded. Then drag the fonts suitcases into the System folder. The system will propose you to add them to the Fonts folder.
  1. Copy the new font from its folder to the Font Directory (located at C:\Windows\Fonts). Navigate to, and open, the Windows Font Directory. In another window, open your new font folder Drag the fonts from their folder into the Font Directory. If you want to install all the fonts in a folder, follow these steps: Type CTL-A to select all the fonts. Type CTL-C to copy all the selected fonts. Navigate to your Font Directory, and press CTL-V to paste all your fonts into that folder.
  2. Open the font directly and install it. Open the folder containing the new font. Right-click on the font file you wish to install and select Open. In the resulting Font Preview screen, click on the Install button at the top left of the window.
  3. Use a shortcut. You can also choose fonts located in another directory, or even another drive In the Windows Font Directory, click on «Fonts Settings.» This can also be accessed via the Control Panel. Check the option Allow fonts to be installed using a shortcut. Double-click on a font, and next to the install button there will now be a Use shortcut checkbox. Make sure it is checked for that font. Note that if you remove that drive or directory, the font will not be available for your applications.
  1. Open the font directly and install it. Right-click on the font you want to install. Select Install from the menu
  2. Use the Control Panel. Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization, and then click Fonts. Click File, then click Install New Font. If you don’t see the File menu, press ALT. In the Add Fonts dialog box, under Drives, click the drive that contains the font you want to install. Under Folders, double-click the folder containing the fonts you wish to add. Under List of Fonts, click the font that you want to add, then click Install
  1. Open Fonts folder. Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes. Under See Also, click Fonts
  2. On the File menu, click Install New Font
  3. In Drives, click the drive you want
  4. In Folders, double click the folder that contains the fonts you want to add
  5. In List of fonts, click the font you want to add, then click OK
  6. To add all the listed fonts, click Select All and then click OK

To remove fonts from Windows:

  1. Open the folder \ WINDOWS \ Fonts
  2. Select the font you want to delete
  3. Press the right mouse button, the shortcut menu, click Delete
  4. In the next window confirm it
  5. Attention! Be careful by removing fonts, some fonts required by the operating system to work: Courier New (including: Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Arial (including: Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Times New Roman (including: Bold, Italic, Bold Italic), Symbol, Wingdings, MS Serif, MS Sans Serif.

If you specify a particular font in your web pages which is not installed on the visitor's machine, it will be replaced by the default font in his browser, Usually Times New Roman. Of course, you can specify several fonts in the CSS by priority order, but nothing is guaranteed. The 4 main solutions:

  1. to realize a title with a particular font, the easiest method is to make an image. Use a drawing program and save the image as PNG or GIF.
  2. for a long text and only under IE, you can embed the fonts so visitors will download them at the same time as the pages.
  3. for a long text under any browser, you can use special scripts, like True Font Family Script
  4. generate an image with PHP
How to purchase fonts

AZfonts cooperates with many font designers and factories. There are free and paid ones. Huge part of fonts comes from partner sites. If you have found in our service fonts you need and you like to purchase them just press 'Download font from owner's website'. It will automatically redirect you to the purchase option. You might be interested in usage restrictions, so there you can find them. If you have any question or problem with purchasing please contact us.