FAQ

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Below shows the answers to some frequently asked questions which will help a lot in ensuring a streamlined user experience.

How to install a font on Windows PC?

Downloading fonts on Windows PC –

Step-1: Download the font from a website(e.g., like our own site, freefontsvault, dafontonline or Google Fonts).

Step-2: Font files often come in .zip folders. In a single folder, different variations of the same font can be found.

Double-click on the .zip file in your Downloads folder to unzip the font file. Below is an example of a zip folder:

Step-3: Now, open the font folder, and it’ll show the font(s) downloaded.

Step-4: Now, you have to right-click the font(s) you want and finally click install.

Step-5: If you followed the past steps without making any mistakes, then you’ll be asked if you want the program to make changes to your computer, and if you trust the sources from where you downloaded the font(s), you can go for “Yes.”

You’re all done. Your new fonts will be visible in the fonts list in Word.

From now on, you’ll see all the new fonts added to your Word.

How to install a font on Mac OS?

Downloading fonts on Mac OS –

Step-1: Download the font from any font website.

Step-2: Double-click on the .zip file to unzip the font file.

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Step-3: Open the folder, and it’ll show the font(s) downloaded as part(s) of the particular zip file.

Step-4: For each font, click on its folder, and open one of the files, such as “Charmonman-Bold.ttf.” The file looks like below:

Step-5: As you’ve opened the file, Font Book should open, and something like the one shown below would appear :

Step-6: Now click “Install Font,” which you’d find in the bottom right corner.

Step-7: You should see a screen like this once your font is installed successfully:

Voila! You’re all set to play with the new fonts you’ve just installed.

How to install a font on Linux?

Downloading fonts on Linux –

Step-1: Download the font from any font website.

Step-2: Extract the zip(usually, font files come in .zip formats) file in Linux by right-clicking and selecting extract.

Step-3: After you’re done with the extraction, head over to the extracted folder and find .ttf or .otf files.

Now, double-click on the font file(s). It’ll open it in the Font Viewer application. Down here, the option to install is seen to be found in the top-right corner.

Unlike what happens more often, a few seconds later, you’ll see the status for the font has been changed to “Installed.”

You can see the newly installed fonts in any application that uses GIMP, Pinta, etc.

How to use a new font with software like MS Word and Photoshop? 

Use the new font in Microsoft Word:

Open the MS Word, and you’ll see the name of the current font in use in the Font section(top-left corner). By clicking the name field, you can choose among different fonts with the help of a drop-down box.

Also, you can play with the font and configure it the way you want. Below are the steps to do that :

The UI of PowerPoint is almost the same as Word. So try to match with and use the steps described above to use new fonts with PowerPoint.

Using new fonts in Adobe Photoshop CC:

Using new fonts in Adobe Photoshop CC is no more than a piece of cake. Despite some features seen varying from version to version, basic things like font use don’t seem to go through a big deal of change. This tutorial, created a while ago by Terry White, shows the essential steps to using and customizing fonts your very own way quickly.

How to use a font for a website?

For a universal approach, we are going to use Google fonts for this tutorial.

Step-1: Go to the Google Fonts Website.

Step-2: Search for your desired fonts.

Step-3: Click the add icon ‘+’ when you decide to use a specific font.

Note: If you want to use more than one font, repeat steps from 1-3.

Step-4: Click the “selection drawer” to show all the fonts you’ve chosen. The fonts you added will be displayed here. It’s where you’ll get the code to add to your website.

Step-5:  You will need to copy the code to paste in your HTML and CSS from the “selection drawer,.” For Google Fonts to experience compatibility on your website, you must have both the font family linked to the Google Fonts API in the HTML, and you must have the font family specified in the CSS.

Step-6: If you wish to add different font heights and styles, you can use the ‘customize’ tab. This is the final chance for you to add those changes. We recommend you only download the fonts necessary to your websites to have a smooth user experience.

Step-7: Copy the HTML code and paste it into your website’s <head>.

Step-8: Copy the CSS code and paste it into your website’s CSS file.

Don’t forget to save both files (HTML and CSS), refresh your website and view the new font.

Refresh the local file to see the new font family. In the above example, it’s called Lato.

You’ve successfully incorporated your desired font(s) to your website(s). Congratulations!

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How to identify a font? 

If you’re struggling with identifying a font, then head to the link below to find some of the free and best tools to identify fonts from any image without any hassles.

10 Tools & Apps to Help You Quickly Identify Fonts

Just about all of these solutions require you to import an image from your device or use any URL to identify the font(s).

How To Use Downloaded Fonts?

The steps to using downloaded fonts depend on the tool/software you want to use the font(s) in.

Using downloaded fonts in MS Word and PowerPoint:

Open the MS Word, and you’ll see the name of the current font in use in the Font section(top-left corner). By clicking the name field, you can choose among different fonts with the help of a drop-down box.

Also, you can play with the font and configure it the way you want.

The UI of PowerPoint is almost the same as Word. So try to match with and use the steps described above to use new fonts with PowerPoint.

Using downloaded fonts in Adobe Photoshop CC: 

Using new fonts in Adobe Photoshop CC is no more than a piece of cake. Despite some features seen varying from version to version, basic things like font use don’t seem to go through a big deal of change. This tutorial, created a while ago by Terry White, shows the essential steps to using and customizing fonts your very own way quickly.

What is the meme font? 

The figure below shows one of the ubiquitous typefaces of the present time. Yes, you guessed it right. It’s the ‘Meme Font.’

Figure: The regular rhythm of Impact. © Diagram by Darcy Dahl.

Geoffrey Lee, an English designer, designed a typeface that followed the 60s’ fashion of condensed, bold, sans-serif forms in 1965. The typeface was Impact, and it does the same thing as its name to the text. It is a sans-serif as well as grotesque typeface. Used chiefly for headlines and display, it is designed to attract attention through the exclusive power of its weight. It is also famous for being included in the central fonts for the Web package and distributed with Microsoft Windows since Windows 98.

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

You’ll be able only to see the fonts you’ve downloaded. That same norm applies in the case of the recipient. We highly recommend you refrain from using a font that is not standard; otherwise, the recipient will see the message/text you sent in a default font and not in the specific font you used.

How many fonts can be installed?  

You’re most likely to encounter a curb in system performance after you’ve downloaded somewhere between 800-1000 or more(though there is no magic number) fonts. It gets too hard for the system to load all the installed fonts to memory to function perfectly with so many fonts. So avoid keeping the fonts you don’t frequently use. That’s why you should manage fonts more wisely.

Why aren’t stressed characters or numbers included?

A.Currently, the fonts we have on this site are freeware or demos, and they don’t systematically include stressed letters, figures, or certain punctuation characters. Moreover, some of them even work only in lower-case or upper-case letters. That’s why overwrought characters or numbers are not included.

How to make your font? 

Creating your font takes a good amount of planning, technical skills, experimenting, and inspiration. And if you really can carry out it all systematically, then you’ll be able to deliver a good font on your own, and maybe that gets a global acceptance? This is an excellent guide to get started.

I’ve submitted my font; how long will it take to be published?

On this site, the font publication is not automatic. Every single font we publish goes through a review and revision before it is published. If you’ve sent your font and if it gets accepted, we’ll let you know through email. You will not receive any email if your font doesn’t get accepted to be published.

Are all the fonts free of charge?

The fonts served on this website can be categorized into a wide range of nuances: freeware, demos, public domain, and an author’s property. The license mentioned above the download button is just an indication. We suggest you look at the readme-files in the archives or check the linked author’s website for more details, and contact them if in confusion. If we don’t find any reliable information about an owner, we won’t provide any link/source/license, though it doesn’t mark that as free.

How to buy a font? 

Though if you want to buy a font, following a guide that provides you with the Ins and Outs of it can be the best idea. This is one of the guides we can suggest to you for that purpose: How to Buy Fonts – The Ultimate Guide.

How to change fonts on Android and iOS?

You can change fonts in Android using these methods:

•Using built-in features (easier with stock android phones).

•Using launchers.

•Using the iFont app.

And in iOS, as of now, there’s no way you can change fonts legally. Though there’s a method called Jailbreak, we won’t recommend that.