Installing Fonts

This section explains how to install PostScript, TrueType, and OpenType fonts for both Mac and PC. We assume you are familiar with basic computer operations, such as clicking and dragging, using menus, and moving icons. If you are unfamiliar with any of these operations, please refer to your operating system user guide. Before installing your fonts, we would like to encourage you to make one backup copy of your font and store it on a CD, external hard drive or other removable media.

We recommend installing only one format of a font, either OpenType, TrueType, or PostScript. Installing two or more formats of the same font may cause problems when you try to use, view, or print the font. If you use a font management utility to manage your fonts, follow the instructions for the utility to install and remove fonts. After installing fonts, you may need to restart an application or reselect the printer in the application to make the fonts appear in the font list.

MACINTOSH: Postscript Type 1 | TrueType | OpenType | Removing Fonts
WINDOWS: PostScript Type 1, TrueType and OpenType

Macintosh - Installing PostScript Type 1 Fonts

PostScript fonts consist of two parts: a screen font (also known as a bitmap font) and a printer font (also known as an outline font). Although the screen and printer fonts are separate files, they are related. You must install at least one size of a screen font for that font to appear in the font menu of your applications. Each font may also include an Adobe Font Metrics (AFM) file. This is a text file that contains character metric and kerning information that is used by some applications to determine character spacing. Most applications can retrieve metrics and kerning information from the screen font suitcase and do not need this file. Do not install this file unless your application requires it.

Before these fonts can be installed, they must de-compressed using a software product called "Stuff-It". All MAC files that are downloaded from the web site are in a .hqx format (Compressed).
See: Uncompressing Font Files

NOTE: Please back up all your fonts to prevent Replacement charges!

Installing Fonts on System 9 or below:
     - Open up the Hard Disk
     - Open up the System folder
     - Open up the fonts folder
     - Highlight and drag the screen font (Suitcase with "A" on it) and the printer font
        (not the .AFM file) into the FONTS folder.

Installing Fonts on System X Operating System:
     - Open up the Hard Disk
     - Open up the Library folder
     - Open up the Fonts folder
     - Highlight and drag the screen font (Suitcase with “A” on it) and the printer font
        (not the .AFM file) into the FONTS folder.

Macintosh - Installing TrueType Fonts

TrueType suitcases contain the suffix "LET" or "TT" in the suitcase name to distinguish them from PostScript versions of the same typeface and to make TrueType font identification easier. These suffixes will appear in the font menu of any application using TrueType fonts.

     - Open your font's TrueType folder.
     - Drag the TrueType font suitcase onto the System Folder icon on your hard disk.

Note: If you attempt to drag a font suitcase onto the System Folder icon while an application is open, a message appears, asking you to close any open applications. Click OK, quit any open applications, and repeat step 2. A message appears, telling you that fonts must be installed in either the System file (System 9.0.x or below). Click OK.

Macintosh - Installing OpenType Fonts

     - The file you download from FontHaus.com will end with a “.zip” extension.
     - Drag this file over the StuffIt Expander application to uncompress the file.
        See: Uncompressing Font Files
     - This should produce a new uncompressed folder. Open the folder.
     - Drag the font file (the file that ends in .OTF) into your fonts folder.
     - To access your fonts folder on OS X, open your hard disk and the Library folder inside.
     - The Fonts folder is inside the Library folder.
     - To access your fonts folder on OS 9 or earlier, open up the hard disk and the
        system folder inside. The fonts folder is inside the system folder.

Macintosh - Removing Fonts

To remove a screen font or a TrueType font under System 7.1.x or later
Start by double-clicking the Fonts folder icon (inside the System folder) to open it. Then drag the font icon(s) out of the Fonts folder window and into another folder or the Trash. Close the Fonts folder.

To remove a screen font or a TrueType font under System 7.0.x
Start by double-clicking the System file icon (inside the System folder) to open it. Then drag the font icon(s) out of the System file window and into another folder or the Trash. Close the System file.

To remove a PostScript printer font under System 7.0.x
Start by double-clicking the Extensions folder (inside the System folder) to open it. Then drag the font icon(s) out of the Extensions folder and into another folder or the Trash. Close the Extensions folder.

To remove a PostScript printer font under System 7.1.x or later
Start by double-clicking the Fonts folder (inside the System folder) to open it. Then drag the font icon(s) out of the Fonts folder and into another folder or the Trash. Close the Fonts folder.

NOTE:
Some display typefaces are very ornate and may contains a large number of control points in the font outlines. If you are using Type 1 fonts and are having trouble printing, you might try using the TrueType version of the font. This is because of differences in the way that the two formats are downloaded to your printer.

Managing Fonts with Suitcase, MasterJuggler, and ATM
FontHaus fonts are fully compatible with Symantec’s Suitcase, Alsys’ MasterJuggler, and Adobe System’s ATM and ATM Deluxe, utilities for managing and installing fonts. To install and manage fonts with these utilities, please check their respective user guides.

Windows - Installing PostScript Type 1, TrueType and OpenType Fonts

If you have Windows 95, 98, NT or 2000 ME, you will need to install that font using Adobe Type Manager. If you don't have Adobe Type Manager, you can download a FREE "lite" version here. This is how the font should be installed using Adobe Type Manager.

  1. Launch Adobe Type Manager
  2. On right hand side under "Source", point to where the font files live. Example: c:\fonthaus
  3. If the fonts live in c:\fonthaus, point to that folder, and double click on the font folder.
  4. The font should now appear in the window.
  5. Highlight the font and click on ADD.
  6. This will install the font and be available in all Windows applications.
Windows - Installing TrueType, Postscript and OpenType Fonts using Windows XP or 2000 Pro

TrueType fonts use the extension "TTF" in file names to distinguish them from PostScript versions of the same typeface and to make TrueType font identification easier. To install TrueType fonts in Windows, the following steps should be taken;

  1. Go into Windows by going to START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL.
  2. Double click on the FONTS folder
  3. Go to FILE, and down to “"Install New Fonts".
  4. Point to where the de-compressed TrueType font files live (C:\fonthaus)
  5. Highlight the font and click on OK. This will install the font

Note:
A printer icon appears to the left of a font name in the font menu of any application using PostScript Type 1 fonts; "TT" appears to the left of a font name in the font menu of any application using TrueType fonts.



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