If we talk about fonts in Windows, we can’t help but name some iconic ones like Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri or the infamous Comic Sans. Admittedly, the list available by default is very extensive, but that does not mean that we cannot update it to give it a personalized touch. But if you still don’t know how to install new fonts on your windows computerYou are in the right place.
Through this guide, we will show you how you can add endless fonts to Windows. You will see that it is something really very simple, and that it has the particularity of being able to be done in different ways without too much complexity.
The first thing we must take into account is that they need a place from which to extract the fonts that we will integrate into our PC. The most recommended option is Google fonts, which offers an extensive catalog of free fonts; we can also test them before downloading them to know in advance what the text will look like and not to install them unnecessarily.
It’s also easy to install fonts on Windows
Once we have chosen the fonts that we want to install in Windows, we must download them to the computer. Keep in mind that the vast majority of these files (whose most common extensions are TTF, OTF or FNT) arrive compressed in ZIP or RAR format, but they usually weigh no more than a few KB. That is more, most of the time it is not even necessary to unzip them to add them to our PC.
So, for example, we can double-click on the font we just downloaded from WinRAR itself and the installer window will open. Once there, just click To install and the font will be added to Windows.
Windows also allows us to install multiple fonts simultaneously. This is great for those who want to add multiple fonts and don’t want to do it one at a time. To do this we will have to unzip each of the files in question in a single folder, then we will select them and we will right click on it open the context menu; there we will choose To install and wait for the process to complete.
It is also possible to install fonts on Windows from the Microsoft operating system settings. For this we need to enter Settings > Personalization > Fontsor directly type “sources” when opening the start menu and typing Font Settings.
There we can drag the files of the fonts we want to add, individually or in groups, and we will only have to wait for the process to complete.
But that’s not all, since in the same window we will see a large number of fonts recommended by Windows for installation. And we can also enter the Microsoft Store to continue exploring the options available.
However, there is one particular fact that we must point out. If you’re using a PC with an unactivated version of Windows (because you’re using it for a trial, an expired license, or whatever), you won’t be able to install fonts from the Microsoft Store or OS settings . However, you can do it manually, with the first method that we explain.
Without a doubt, installing new fonts is a very useful option for those who want to escape those that Windows offers by default. Keep in mind that all of the new fonts we add to the PC can be used in a multitude of programs, from Office to video editors and graphic design tools, among others.
Remember that after adding new fonts you may need to restart some apps for the change to take effect. For example, if you are running Word while installing a font, you will need to close the text editor and reopen it for the new fonts to be available.
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