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How to install a font under Windows?

Windows 7 / Vista
Select the font file(s) and right-click > Install

Older Windows
Copy the font file(s) into Windows font folder (usually C:\WINDOWS\FONTS or C:\WINNT\FONTS depending on the Windows version).

You may reach the font folder also using:
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Fonts
or
Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Fonts

How to install a font under Mac OS?

Mac OS X 10.3 or above (including the FontBook)
Double-click the font file and hit "Install font" button at the bottom of the preview.

Mac OS X
Ether copy the font file(s) to /Library/Fonts (for all users), or to /Users/Your_username/Library/Fonts (for you only).

Mac OS 9 or earlier
You have to convert the font file(s) you have downloaded. Drag the fonts suitcases into the System folder. The system will propose you to add them to the Fonts folder.


How to install a font under Linux?

Copy the font file(s) to USR/SHARE/FONTS or to FONTS:// in the File manager

Why the fonts don't show up in emails / messengers?

Your correspondent can only view the fonts installed on his computer. If the font used is not installed on his computer, the font will be replaced by a default font.

How many fonts can be installed?

When fonts used, they have to be loaded in your computer's memory. The more fonts you have, the more memory is being consumed which is slowing down the system. If you have 1000s of fonts, it's better to install a font manager, where you're able to activate just those fonts you really would like to use.

Why are some characters / glyphs missing?

Some font authors do not fill out the whole character map. Because of that, their font may not support accents, numbers, upper or lower characters. It's simply up to the author what characters / glyphs is he going to support.

Can I use freeware fonts for my commercial work?

Freeware fonts can be used commercially or non-commercially without acquiring copyright permission as long as you will not profit from the use of the font. The author of the font will always retain the copyright, which refers to the reproduction, distribution, alteration and publication of the font. If you are unsure if you can use a font for a particular task the best action would be to contact the author and request the permission.

What does it mean to embed a font?

In order to ensure that others who view your documents see the fonts you chose, you must embed the font in the document. Most applications that support document creation have a feature to do this. For example, when creating an Adobe PDF, you would do this on the Fonts tab of the Job Options window. Some authors do not allow to embed their fonts.

How to use a new font with a software?

It is sometimes necessary to relaunch the current application to be able to use the new font. Then you may proceed as usual, the font will appear in your software's font combo-box (word processing, drawing etc.).

Can I download all fonts in a single .zip?

Unfortunately it's not possible. But you can try the method described in the Ukrainian programmer forum.

Are all fonts free of charge?

Fonts available at UkrFonts are either GNU/GPL, Freeware, free for Personal use, Donationware, Shareware or Demo. Although we have indicated the license type, please make sure to double check it by reading the information shown in the details area of each font to avoid any confusion. If you are not sure, do not hesitate to contact the font author.


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