How to install new fonts on Windows Computer?

Are you wondering how to install new fonts on Windows Computer? If yes, then here is an easy way out.

font installedBasically, Windows 2000 and Windows XP provides built-in support for PostScript Type 1 fonts i.e., .pfb + .pfm and Open Type fonts such i.e., .otf and .ttf and also for True Type i.e., .ttf.

The Windows Fonts control panel can be used for installing as well as deleting fonts of all the above mentioned formats. However, the control panel can be accessed in a marginally different manner for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

In order to get directions for adding and activating the fonts by the help of font management utility, you are required to refer to the documentation of the utility.

Steps for Windows XP:

  1. First of all, you need to double-click the “My computer” icon.
  2. There, you need to select “Control Panel” present under “Other Places”.
  3. For the Classic view, you need to select “Fonts”.
  4. Or else, for Category view, select “Appearance and Themes”. There, you are required to select “Fonts” under the “See also” option present on the left hand side of the computer screen.
  5. After opening the “Fonts” window, you need to choose the File menu and select “Install New Font”.
  6. At this stage, you need navigate to the folder containing the fonts that you wish to install.
  7. Then, you need to choose the fonts you wish to install and click normally for one font, control-click for selecting various fonts or shift-click for selecting adjoining group of fonts.
  8. Now, you need to click “OK” for installing the fonts.
  9. Finally, you are required to close the “Fonts Control Panel” after the installation process is over.install_windows_fonts_on_ubuntu_10_04

Steps for Windows Vista:

  1. In this case, firstly, you need to select “Control Panel” present in the Start menu.
  2. Then choose “Appearance and Personalization”.
  3. There, choose the “Fonts” option.
  4. After opening the Fonts window, you are required to Right Click in the list of fonts and select “Install New Font”.
  5. Now, you need to navigate to the folder containing the fonts which you wish to install.
  6. There, you are required to select your desired fonts and click normally for one font, control-click for selecting various fonts or shift-click for selecting adjoining group of fonts.
  7. Then, you need to click “OK” to start the installation of fonts.
  8. Finally, you need to close the Fonts control panel after the installation process is over.
  9. So, the installed fonts can be viewed in the font menu of your applications.

ttfinst8Hence, try these processes as per your Windows version and enjoy the wonderful collection of fonts in your Windows Computer!

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