Downloading New Fonts

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AppleDuck, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. AppleDuck macrumors member

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    Has anyone ever downloaded fonts from this site http://www.dafont.com/ to OS X? If so, can you tell me what I need to do? The site mentions something about the files being compressed and having to expand them? How do I do that?

    And has anyone used these fonts on the Gimp? ( www.gimp.org ) Do they work on it? I'm trying to get new fonts to use on the Gimp.
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

    apfhex

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    Yes. Dafont has mostly TrueType fonts (TTF). They usually come in a ZIP file — just double-click to expand, then double-click the font file to open it in FontBook and click "Install". Or, you could manually place the file in your /Library/Fonts/ folder.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    These files appear to be ZIPped. MacOS X should unZIP them automatically. If not, follow this procedure:

    1. Download the file.
    2. Single-click it to highlight it.
    3. Select the File > Get Info menu item or press [apple]+[ i ].
    4. Within the *.zip Info dialog box, be sure the Opens with: arrow is rotated down. From the pop-up menu, select BOMArchiveHelper.
    5. Click the Change All... button.
    6. Click the red button at the top of the dialog box.

    You're done.
     
  4. AppleDuck thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the explanations.:D I'll have to try it out sometime.
     

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