How do I install fonts on my Mac?

How do I install fonts on my Mac?

Fonts can be installed in several folders in OS X, but we recommend that you do the following:

First, close any open applications. Newly installed fonts may not appear in your font menu if you ignore this step.

Install using Font Book:

  • Double click the unzipped font file and Font Book will open a preview of the font.
  • Click “Install Font” at the bottom of the preview.

Manually install:

  • Open Finder and click the Go menu at the top of the screen.
  • While in the Go menu, hold down both the Alt/Option and Shift keys on your keyboard to reveal the hidden link to the Library folder
  • Navigate to your Fonts folder:
  • Drag and drop the unzipped font files into this folder.



Updated on February 10, 2017