Downloading New Fonts

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

  1. AppleDuck macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2007
    Has anyone ever downloaded fonts from this site 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? ( ) Do they work on it? I'm trying to get new fonts to use on the Gimp.
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030


    Aug 8, 2006
    Northern California
    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


    Jul 17, 2002
    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

    Mar 9, 2007
    Thanks for the explanations.:D I'll have to try it out sometime.

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