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How to install fonts in Windows ?

Unzip the files you have downloaded.

Click on the "Download" button, save the zip somewhere on your hard disk, go to the place where it is saved, double-click on the zip to open it, then either click on "Extraxt all files" or drag and drop the files elsewhere from the zip window (hold down the CTRL key to select several files at once)
You must have an unzip tools such as WinRaR, WinZip or any other.

*In Windows Vista :
Select the font files (.ttf or .otf) then Right-click > Install

* In any other versions of Windows :
Place the extracted font files (.ttf or .otf) into the Fonts folder, usually C:\Windows\Fonts or C:\WINNT\Fonts
(can be reached as well by the Start Menu > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Fonts).

Note that with the internal unzip tool of Windows (unlike Winzip), you cannot install a font by a simple drag and drop of the .ttf from the zip window to the Fonts window. You must first drag and drop it anywhere (for example on the desktop) then in the Fonts folder.
You can also go through : File > Install a new font... in the Fonts folder menu then browse the fonts, instead of drag and drop the fonts into the window. Although this method is laborious, it would seem that it functions better in certain cases.

Tip : if you punctually need a font, you don't need to install it. Just double-click on the .ttf file, and while the preview window is opened you can use it in most of the programs you'll launch (apart from a few exceptions like OpenOffice).


How to install a font under Mac OS ?

Extract files using utility like Stuffit Expander.

* 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. 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.

 

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