How Do I Install fonts on a PC?

1- Go to your preferred font store to find the font you would like to install. I am using Fontbundles.net

2- Find the font you want to install. I used the free font of the week at the time this was made-- find this week’s freebie here

3- Click on the download icon.

4- Your font will download as a zip file.

5- Once downloaded, go to the file location. It will be a zip file for you to use.

6- Right click and select Extract all.

7- A new window will appear. Select where you want to extract your file to and then click on the extract icon.

8- Once extracted a new window will appear with your files. Click on the font folder.

9- Find the font file and double click on it.

10- A new window will appear. You will see the font. Click on the install icon. This will install the font to your PC.

11- you will know the font is installed as the install icon will be grayed out and you will no longer able to click on it.

12- To confirm that your font is installed, you can go to settings and select the font option. THen in the search bar type your font name.

13- If the font has installed correctly to the PC it will appear.

14 - If you do not see the font in your program, please close the program, and restart it. Typically new fonts will become available upon re-opening.

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Hello!! :wave:
This is an awesome tutorial!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
I’d like to add something that I’ve learned recently.
I’m not sure if this is due to a Windows update or an Inkscape update, but the fonts were still not showing in Inkscape when I installed them with the Windows Install Icon.
So I learned that at step 9 of this tutorial, instead of double clicking the font file, RIGHT CLICK the file and choose “Install For All Users”.
Once installed, if Inkscape is open, you will need to close and reopen, then your font will be there! :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks so much for this great tutorial!! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Aaaah – yesss! Thank you so much for bringing this up. We have found that this is super helpful when fonts aren’t installing properly :smiley: :raised_hands:

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Mine looks nothing like this. My zipper folder looks like books stacked. I unzip them to another folder, and it has no .ttf or .otf files in it. The designs I purchased, I can upload them one at a time by dragging them. For the fonts, I have no idea. I don’t even know where to upload them into my design space.

Hi Jennifer,

What device are you using? You need to install the fonts to your device, instead of uploading. Do you have a screenshot of what you are seeing?

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sounds like you have WinRAR installed.

You might want to install 7ZIP it is a bit more powerful and free to use on the Windows OS.

Video using 7ZIP Drag and drop of individual files or contextual(Right-Click) unzip of a complete file to the same folder the archive is stored in.

You can select other locations to unzip your archive too or drag and drop the files you want to use to another folder.

Video installing and uninstalling a font with MainType 10.0 Font Manager after drag and drop from a ZIP file using 7ZIP.

Video installing a font for all users via contextual clicking(Right-Click) after drag and drop from the archive using 7ZIP.

Yes, that is exactly what I have installed. I did finally get it to work. I don’t even remember how I did it now. :laughing: When I restarted my computer my whole computer turned into one of the fonts. It turned out that someone wrote into the code to change my base computer font automatically. Which was not cool, but my husband fixed it and checked the rest of the code to make sure nothing bad was written into it as well. That was weird. For me anyway, he said it’s common and whoever wrote the code probably assumed if you bought it you would want to use it. Hopefully I remember how I ended up doing that next time. Thank you for getting back. I will ask him about installing the other.

Hi there!
First time installing fonts. I want to use them for my Cricut Design Space. I have been using a laptop to download and install the fonts. However I use my iPad to run my design space. Are the fonts limited to only the device I have installed them on or will they transfer over across any machine I use Design Space on? Thanks!!

Hi @Jennifer_K4, welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

You have to install the fonts on each device that you want to use them on. We have guides on how to install fonts to iPad here.

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when I download fonts they download as character map not a zip file.

Hello Stephanie,
Are you downloading the fonts to a PC? If so you should be able to right-click the file and click “Install for All users”. Sometimes the fonts will not come in a zip file so you can skip that step! :slight_smile:

yes i’m using my PC. I’ve never had an issue before until this past week. When I right click there s nothing there as far as installing. It looks completely different now than what it used it. I even tried on another computer.

on the 2 other PC’s i’ve tried to use they don’t have programs to open the files. the font files end with .woff.
in the past fonts were .otf or .ttf
I’m assuming this is where the issue is arising but I don’t know how to fix it.

That was an awesome step by step guide. Thank you

Thank you so much for this step by step guide

Hi Donna,

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