How install fonts on windows, linux(ubuntu), macOS?

Installing Fonts For the Windows

Installing fonts in Microsoft Windows® is quick and simple.
Once fonts are installed in Windows, they are available to your Office programs.

Installing new fonts
  1. Close any open Windows applications, such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Outlook®.
  2. In Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes

Note If you are using Control Panel Classic view or Microsoft Windows 2000, double-click Fonts, and then go to step 4.

  1. In the task pane, under See Also, click Fonts.

Note If a folder tree appears instead of the task pane, click Folders on the toolbar, and then under See Also, click Fonts.

  1. On the File menu, click Install New Font.
  2. In the Drives list, click the drive you want.
  3. In the Folders list, double-click the folder that contains the fonts you want to add.
  4. Under List of fonts, click the font you want to add, and then click OK.
  • To select more than one font to add, in step 6, hold down the CTRL key, and then click each of the fonts you want to add.
  • You can also drag OpenType, TrueType, Type 1, and raster fonts from another location to add them to the Fonts folder. This works only if the font is not already in the Fonts folder.
  • To add fonts from a network drive without using disk space on your computer, clear the Copy fonts to Fonts folder check box in the Add Fonts dialog box. This is available only when you install OpenType, TrueType, or raster fonts using the Install New Font option on the File menu.
Working with new fonts in Office

When you install new fonts, remember that each font will only work with the computer you've installed it on. If you share Office documents with other people or plan to use or view your document on a different computer, the new fonts you've installed on your computer might not be displayed the same way on the other computer. Text that is formatted in a font that is not installed on a computer will be displayed in Times New Roman or the default font.

To make sure that you can see the fonts on different computers, you can either install the new font on the other computers you plan to use, or, if you are using a TrueType font in Word or Microsoft PowerPoint®, you can embed the font to save the characters with your document. Embedding fonts can increase your document's file size and may not work for some commercially restricted fonts, but it is a good way to make sure that your document with new fonts will look the same on other computers.


  • On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Save tab.
  • Under Save options, select the Embed TrueType fonts check box.


Installing Fonts in Mac OS X

Mac OS X supports PostScript Type 1, OpenType, and TrueType font formats.

If you use a font management utility to manage your fonts, follow the instructions for the utility to install and remove fonts.

Note: We recommend installing only one format - OpenType, TrueType, or PostScript - of a font. Installing two or more formats of the same font may cause problems when you try to use view, or print the font.


Installing Fonts into Mac OS X
  1. 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.
  2. In the Finder, open the folder or disk that contains the fonts you want to install.
  3. Select the font suitcases for the fonts you want to install. For PostScript Type 1 fonts, also select the printer outline files.
  4. Drag and drop the fonts into the Fonts folder in the Library folder.

Note: If you want fonts to be availabe to applications running in Classic mode, you must install fonts in Macintosh TrueType or Macintosh PostScript format into the Fonts folder inside the Classic System Folder.

If you wish to install a new font on Ubuntu Linux

  1. Find the trutype font you like and download the .ttf file.
  2. Save anything you are working on and close all open applications.
  3. Open your terminal of choice. On default Ubuntu installations the gnome-terminal is available under the main Applications > Accessories menu. Type or copy+paste the following and then enter your superuser password:
sudo nautilus /usr/share/fonts/truetype
  1. Go back to the truetype .tff font files you downloaded and wish to install. Select and copy (ctrl+c) them to the clipboard.
  2. Paste (ctrl+v) the truetype .tff font files into the newly opened nautilus window.
  3. Close the nautilus window.
  4. Return to the terminal. Type or copy+paste the following into the terminal and then enter your superuser password (if requested):
sudo fc-cache -f
  1. Allow your computer a few minutes to rebuild the fonts cache. A new terminal line with your username prompt will appear when the fonts cache is rebuilt.


That is it. You should be able to select the new fonts from within all variable font applications on your linux box.


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