Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Fonts - Install


Fonts - Install

How to Install a Font in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
29 Dec 2008
Published by

How to Install a Font in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to install a font that you have downloaded in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

For a list of all default fonts that come supplied with Windows 7, see: Fonts supplied with Windows 7

For a list of all default fonts that come supplied with Windows 8, see: Fonts supplied with Windows 8

Note   Note
Windows comes with TrueType fonts and OpenType fonts. They work with a variety of computers, printers, and programs.
  • TrueType fonts (.ttf/.ttc) can be scaled to any size and are clear and readable in all sizes. They can be sent to any printer or other output device supported by Windows.
  • OpenType fonts (.otf) are related to TrueType fonts, but typically incorporate a greater extension of the basic character set, such as small capitalization, old-style numerals, and more detailed shapes, such as glyph and ligatures. OpenType fonts are also clear and readable in all sizes and can be sent to any printer or other output device supported by Windows.
  • PostScript fonts are fonts created by Adobe Systems that are smooth, detailed, and of high quality. They are often used for printing, especially professional-quality printing, such as books or magazines.
Tip   Tip
If you need a default Windows font, then please just post a request for it here, and I'll be happy to post a clean copy of it for you.

warning   Warning
If you install a TrueType font with exactly the same name as a PostScript font on the same computer, Windows won't know which one to access, which could result in a font type being altered. To avoid this, don't install different types of fonts with the same name.





Here's How:
1. Download the font that you want to install.
NOTE: You can download fonts from a software program, the Internet, or your organization's network. You can get free fonts from the links at Microsoft Typography - Font foundries.
WARNING: Before you download a font, make sure you trust the source.

2. Right click or swipe down on the font, click/tap on Properties, click/tap on the General tab, click/tap on the Unblock button if there, and click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If there is not a Unblock button there, then the font has not been blocked. Continue to step 4.
Name:  Unblock.jpg
Views: 26283
Size:  130.3 KB
3. Do step 4, 5, or 6 below for how you would like to install the font.

4. Install Font Option One
A) Right click or swipe down on the downloaded font, click/tap on Install, and go to step 7 below.
5. Install Font Option Two
A) Double click/tap on the downloaded font, click/tap on the Install button, and go to step 7 below. (See screeenshot below)
Fonts - Install-font_preview.jpg
6. Install Font Option Three
A) Drag and drop the downloaded font into the Fonts Control Panel page location, and go to step 7 below. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can either navigate to C:\Windows\Fonts in Windows Explorer or open the Control Panel (icons view) and click/tap on the Fonts icon to open the Fonts Control Panel page.
Fonts - Install-location-2.jpg
7. You can verify that the font is installed by seeing if it is listed in the Fonts Control Panel page.
NOTE: You can either navigate to C:\Windows\Fonts in Windows Explorer or open the Control Panel (icons view) and click on the Fonts icon to open the Fonts Control Panel page.
That's it,
Shawn




.

29 Dec 2008   #1
Windows 7

Windows 7 Beta 1
 
 

It looks pretty easy to install a font in Windows 7. Thanks for the tutorial Shawn!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Dec 2008   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Windows 7. It did turn out pretty easy.

Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2009   #3
SnapCount

Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 7RC 7100
 
 

For some reason, after installing the fonts that I have. It does not show the Fonts Control Panel page...

Anyone else having this problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello SnapCount,

Did you mean that the font is not listed or displayed in the Fonts Page instead?

If so, then you may have a bad font, or it's not compatible with Windows 7. Do you have any problems with installing any fonts from here?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2009   #5
SnapCount

Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 7RC 7100
 
 

Hi Brink,

Was looking at your reply from my laptop which i installed Windows 7 and saw that I had more fonts displaying on my laptop than on my desktop pc - which only shows 9 fonts installed. But when you click and drag new fonts on my desktop setup is says that its already there and do you want to replace it. But it never shows. Looks like something has gone weird with my Windows 7 install and most of the default fonts are not displaying CRAP!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

SnapCount,

Double check to see if the fonts were set to hide by chance.

Fonts - Show and Hide
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Seems I have the same prob. in x64. Checked in x86 and all is well. Thought it might be caused by font nav. which I've used to keep track of fonts for years. It's not installed on 7 x86.

Name:  fontscp.PNG
Views: 22517
Size:  226.2 KB Name:  fontprop.PNG
Views: 22275
Size:  29.2 KB


Fonts - Install-fontnav.png

Gary


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2009   #8
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

did you enable to show hidden files and folders?
since this is what i have...
Fonts - Install-wierd.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hi DA.

I did enable show all in the font settings and I have show hidden files and folders checked in explorer. In 7 32bit I have lots of fonts on the list. In 64 bit only those few. As you can see from font navigator, there are 504 fonts installed. In font folder properties there are 719 files.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Fonts - Install





Tutorial Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Fonts - Install
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Windows 7/8 Power user install fonts General Discussion
ControlPanel\Fonts and notepad\fonts hanging BSOD Help and Support
How to Re-install Default Windows 7 Fonts Customization
Solved Microsoft Updates Core System Fonts To Fix Blurred Fonts Issues Browsers & Mail
Install fonts dialog General Discussion
Install Fonts Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33