Font Question (Calibri)

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Laisha, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Laisha macrumors member


    Can anyone tell me a safe place to download Calibri for Mac?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It comes preinstalled on your Mac.
  3. Laisha thread starter macrumors member


    I can't find it on my computer. Even with EasyFind. :-(

    I am getting paid money for making up a business plan, and the client wants it in Calibri. I can't find on my drive or in LibreOffice.

    Can you direct me to where it would be on my drive? And how to make my Libre Office recognize it?

    Thank you for any help!
  4. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    The Calibri font family is located in the main Library/Fonts/Microsoft folder on my system, so I assume it was installed with Office for Mac 2011.
    If you can't find Calibri elsewhere, you can always download the basic Office for Mac package from the MS web site install it to get the fonts, and then delete the main Office folder in the Applications folder if you do not intend to buy it. There are fonts in the Microsoft folder that become duplicates with the other fonts, so use the FontBook Edit Menu/Look for duplicate fonts option menu, and disable any duplicate fonts it finds.
    You will probably have to reboot to get LibreOffice to recognize the newly installed fonts, but I am not sure about that.
  5. Laisha thread starter macrumors member


    Sadly, the only type of trial version MS offers for MS Office is the cloud version (365), and I'm thinking that the fonts don't get put on the computer itself if you use that.

    I did finally find this group of Calibri files, but none of them is a .ttf.

    Is there a way that these help?

    Or am I just going to have to give up?

    Attached Files:

  6. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    If I am not mistaken, I believe all of the fonts in that pic are ttf file, with some additional words added to the file names.
    Try deleting the additional words, so the font file names end in ".ttf".
    Install them in the Library Font folder and reboot.
    The other files, those with no "ttf" in the name should not be inn the Font folder.
    Where did you find those files?
  7. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    If by "safe" you mean bug-free and legal, Microsoft sells it. You only get a (legit) free version if you buy Microsoft Office or have a copy of Windows, and in the latter case you are only licensed to use it in Windows.

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