Install Fonts in Windows 10

    Install Fonts in Windows 10

    How to Install Fonts in Windows 10
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    31 Mar 2017
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    How to Install Fonts in Windows 10

    information   Information
    This tutorial is designed to show you how to install additional fonts in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    Windows comes with TrueType fonts and OpenType fonts installed. They work on a range of computers and printers and are compatible with a range of programs.

    • Truetype fonts (.ttf/.ttc) - Can be scaled to any size and are clear and readable in all sizes. They can be sent to any printer or any other output device supported by Windows.
    • OpenType fonts (.otf) - Related to TrueType fonts, but typically incorporate a greater extension of the basic character set, such as small capitalization, old-style numerals, and more detailed shapes, such as glyph and ligatures. OpenType fonts are also clear and readable in all sizes and can be sent to any printer or other output device supported by Windows.
    • PostScript fonts - are fonts created by Adobe Systems that are smooth, detailed, and of high quality. They are often used for printing, especially professional-quality printing, such as books or magazines.

    warning   Warning
    If you install a TrueType font with exactly the same name as a PostScript font on the same computer, Windows won't know which one to access, which could result in a font type being altered. To avoid this, don't install different types of fonts with the same name.

    Always scan fonts downloaded from websites for viruses and malware prior to installing them. It is advisable to only download fonts from trusted sources.

    Here's How:

    Navigate to the folder you saved your downloaded font to. The font will usually be in the form of a compressed (zipped) folder.

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    2: Right click on the compressed folder and click on Extract All...

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    Choose your preferred destination for the extracted folder to be created. The default location will be within the same folder that the compressed folder is located, and the new folder will be named using the name of the compressed folder.

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    Open the newly created folder and follow one of the options below.


    5: Click on the font you wish to install. The font file will open and preview how the font will look when installed.

    Note   Note
    Sometimes there will be multiple fonts within the folder.

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    6: Click on Install. If prompted by the UAC click Yes.

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    7: Right click or press and hold on the font and click Install from the resulting context menu.

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    8: Open a new window and navigate to C:\Windows\Fonts, now drag and drop your new font into the Windows\Fonts folder.

    9: The Installing Fonts window will open briefly as the font is installed.

    Note   Note
    If you try to install a font that is already installed you be asked if you want to replace it or not.

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    Your new font will now be installed and ready to use.

    That's it,

  1.    17 Oct 2015 #1
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    Good tut, Gav. Well done.
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  2.    18 Oct 2015 #2
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    Thanks Steve mate.
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