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How to install fonts on Mac OS?

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Installing new fonts on your Mac is very easy:

1. Find the folder where you have fonts to be installed.

2. If the font file is inside an archive, unpack the font file using Stuffit Expander. If you are using Safari as your default web browser it will automatically extract a zip file and save it to Downloads folder.

3. Before installing fonts, you should close any open applications. For some applications, new fonts do not appear in the font menu if you install them while the application is open.

4. Double click on the font file you just extracted. This will open the font so you can preview it and if you like the font click Install Font. This will automatically install the font and you will able to see it in the Font Book.

– 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.

– 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).

– Under Mac OS 9 or earlier: The old Mac fonts are not supported anymore at my font download site. 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.

– If the above instructions do not work just drag and drop extracted font file into the Font Book which is located under applications.

– Mac OS X recognizes TrueType and OpenType fonts (.ttf and .otf) but not the PC bitmap fonts (.fon).