Century Gothic font on iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ACKHUN, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. ACKHUN macrumors newbie

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    So I recently purchased an iMac for graphic design purposes, and I just discovered that Century Gothic is a Windows font that comes pre-installed. I can't seem to find the Century Gothic TTF file anywhere for free. I obviously don't wanna pay for a font! And these sites aren't just 10 dollars, they all range from 30-100 bucks. Does anyone know what I can do? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. ACKHUN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've actually already seen that link, the thing is that it's actually not a TTF file.. it's a document that opens up in Text Edit or something? I can't install it via font book. But I'm still a newbie to my iMac, so does it work for you? And how did you install it?
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Not sure what's not working for you; at the page linked above if I click "Download Here" I get a nice .ttf file that opens in FontBook if I double click it. Using Safari 4--maybe you've got another browser that's choking on a redirect or something?

    Also, note that Century Gothic seems to be a not-free font that MS is licensing for Windows; this page links to a bunch of different places to buy legit copies for around $30:

    http://www.identifont.com/show?1N2
     
  4. ACKHUN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OH! Thanks! Yeah it was my browser, I've been using Firefox. But thanks for telling me that, because i wouldn't have guessed. You can close this thread if you'd like :p
     
  5. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    Once downloaded and opened, this window should appear:
    Picture 1.png
    Just click Install and it should work.

    In Text Edit:
    Picture 3.png

    In Microsoft Word:
    Picture 4.png


    Edit: I see you solved the problem just before this was posted.
     

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