Downloading & Installing a Font on your Computer

Here are instructions for downloading and installing a font to your computer. How you install a font is different depending on your platform (Mac vs Windows) but we've included instructions for both! Once you've downloaded your font, scroll down to the installation instructions that applies to your computer.

Downloading a Font

  1. Go to Google Fonts.
  2. After choosing a font you like, click the red plus sign to the right of the name of the font. It will be saved to your “Family Selected” menu, at the bottom center of your screen.
  3. Click the “Family Selected” menu by clicking the black bar at the bottom center of your screen.
  4. Click the red download button in the top, right corner of the “Family Selected” menu. It will download as a Zip file.
  5. Follow the Windows or Mac directions below to install the font.

Installing a Font on Windows

  1. Download the font from Google Fonts, or another font website.
  2. Unzip the font by double-clicking on the .zip file in your Downloads folder.
  3. Open the font folder, which will show the font or fonts you downloaded.


  4. Open the folder, then right-click on each font file and select Install. You must repeat this for all the individual font files (such as Butler_Bold and Butler_ExtraBold).

  5. Your font should now be installed! If you downloaded more than one font, repeat steps three and four for each folder.

Installing a Font on Mac

  1. Download the font from Google Fonts, or another font website.
  2. Unzip the font by double-clicking on the .zip file.
  3. Open the folder, which will show the font or fonts you downloaded as part of the zip file.
  4. For each font, click on its individual folder, and open one of the files, such as “Charmonman-Bold.ttf.”
  5. Once you open it, Font Book should open, and you’ll see something like this:
  6. Click Install Font in the bottom right corner.
  7. Once your font is installed, you’ll see a screen like this:
  8. Repeat steps three through seven until you’ve installed all the individual font files (such as Charmonman-Bold.ttf and Charmonman-Regular.ttf) onto your device.
  9. If you’ve downloaded more than one font folder, repeat steps two through seven until you’ve installed all the font folders.

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