How to install fonts (mac users)

Updated: Mar 3, 2021

Hello font lovers!


In today’s tutorial we want to show you how to install our fonts on your computer! Don’t worry, we have your back! And don't be afraid, it is really easy! So, let’s get started.



·STEP ONE

(and the most important)

Download the font!


·STEP TWO

Save the files somewhere on your computer, go to the place where it is saved and extract the files you have downloaded: Files are compressed so you’ll need to extract the files first. Just double click on the compressed file, and confirming any dialog boxes that pop up.


note: You may need a utility to uncompressing the files*


·STEP tree

  • Under Mac OS X 10.3 or above (including the FontBook) Double-click the font file (.ttf, or .otf)*** "Install font" button at the bottom of the preview.

  • Under any version of Mac OS X: Put the file (.ttf, or .otf)*** into /Library/Fonts (for all users), or into /Users/Your_username/Library/Fonts (for you only)


***super important

If you get a .ttf and .otf font files in the same folder we would recommend the .otf file for installation because the .ttf is an “older” font file type.


Let me explain why.


Both types include all of the same characters, but the .otf font file can automatically make certain replacements that are programmed into the font, things like stylistic alternates, ligatures, swashes, etc. to make your text automatically awesome and with out to much effort.

We provide both files because some programs only work with .ttf font files, in these cases you’ll have to install this font file (but honestly it is very strange that this happens because as we mentioned before this kind of font file is “old”).


With Love, Maria Feliz Team.



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