How to Download & Install Fonts – Part 2

Fonts provides a distinct layout and typography to a body of text and are typefaces that we see on the monitor screen. Arial and Times New Roman, Tahoma are examples of fonts, and they outline the form of the characters that show up on the screen. A font can be used in different sizes. Here is the second part of how to download & install fonts. For part 1 click here

There are basically three types of fonts:

1. TrueType fonts you can use on any variation of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
2. OpenType fonts you can use with Microsoft Windows 2000 and later variants.
3. PostScript Type1 fonts that need Adobe Type Manager Deluxe or Adobe Type Manager to be installed.

The fonts might be automatically installed by some variants of Windows for you depending on your version of Windows.

Installing Fontsinstallfont1

If the fonts you would like to install are contained in a zip file, then you can open the zip file and drag and drop the .ttf files from this download folder to C:winntfonts or C:windowsfonts, whichever is applicable to your PC, depending on your Windows version.

There might be possibility that above solution don’t work.

So, you might have to follow this:

  • Click on the “Start” button and then click on “My Computer”.
  • Double click on “Control panel”.
  • Double click on “Fonts”.
  • You will now see all the files for fonts installed on your PC.
  • Click on “File” at the top left; alternatively you could press ‘Alt’ and ‘F’ keys simultaneously. When the menu appears, click on “Install new font” or “Add font” whichever is applicable to your PC. Select the drive and folder in which the fonts you wish to install are in.
  • Once you have done this, a list will appear under “List of fonts”. If you want to select all, click on the “Select all” button. If you want to select one, click on the particular one. If you want to select a few contiguous ones, click on the first one and keeping the “Shift” key pressed, click on the last one. If you want to select some which are not contiguous, click on one, then keeping the ‘Ctrl’ key pressed, go on clicking on all those that you wish to select.
  • Now click on the ‘OK’ button to install the font.

If the font is already installed it will popup with a warning message that it is already exists. But still if you want a newer version then you have to first delete the old version of the font. For that click on the “OK” button. You can delete a font by first clicking on the font in the c:windowsfonts or c:winntfonts folder and then pressing the “Delete” key.

Follow these simple steps to customize the font displayed on the computer’s windows:installfont-2

  • Go to control panel via the Start Menu.
  • Click on “Appearance and Personalization,” then click “Customize Colors.”
  • Click on classic view and then click on “Personalization”. Select “Window Color and Appearance” from the Personalization panel.
  • Find a link at the bottom of the “Window Color and Appearance” window which says “Open Classic Appearance Properties for More Color Options.” This will take you to the Windows appearance settings. Simply click “Advanced…” to get to the “Advanced Appearance” window.
  • Here the user will see the classic windows that are on vintage versions of Windows or on the “Windows Classic” theme. Click “Active Window” and the settings on the bottom will change to the available options for the active window. Select font and change it to the style that the titles will be in.

Part 1 – Download Fonts

Source: Tech FAQ