Apple's New San Francisco Font for normal use?

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  1. jonmaxwong macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, was wondering if anyone has a solution to get the new San Francisco fonts for normal use on Word/Pages documents? My only successful search results so far have been how to replace the default system fonts on OS X Yosemite. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tombiscuit macrumors member

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    This isn't allowed. I haven't examined the font's license but Apple really really really wants to keep it for on-screen use only within Apple devices. It's kind of a trademark look and feel.

    If you used it in print and Apple got to hear I'm fairly sure they'd hit you with lawyers.
     
  3. 2457244 macrumors regular

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    Google, { font_name + Yosemite } and you'll find a Github page where you can download the font, drag it into your fonts folder on the Mac and restart your apps.
     
  4. jonmaxwong thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh it's a bummer. It could potentially look gorgeous on print. Thanks for the reply! Appreciate it.
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I did read the EULA. The SF Font is for iOS and OS X app mock-ups only. Embedding and use outside of mock-ups for Apple devices are prohibited.
     
  6. reden macrumors 6502

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    My local dentist office brochure didn't think it was prohibited
     
  7. jmiddel macrumors member

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    Can't you download it from Apple Developer site?
     
  8. Jazper macrumors 6502a

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  9. jweinraub macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, Helvetica is similar enough and I still prefer it. Why not give Helvetica a shot?
     
  10. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a

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    That would be interesting if anyone can use this fonts for websites.
     
  11. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    Hmm, wouldn't Helvetica Neue with a thicker font weight replicate SanFrancisco quite well?
     
  12. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    As it is a UX / UI font, SF has been hinted for screen rendering with those hints optimized for small point / pixel sizes. This usually leads to sub-optimal output on printers.
     

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