How do i install new fonts?

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  1. bigman7903

    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    I have like 350 .ttf i want to add to my mac, how do i install them to OSX? When i went in to copy/paste it told me the folder is locked and cannot be changed.
     
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    Cant you just import them into fontbook?
     
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    bigman7903 OT Supporter

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    It judges them all as "serious problem found, do not use!", they all work fine on my desktop (windows xp)
     
  4. Ant

    Ant Serious Business.

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    This is how I have done it

    Installing PostScript, OpenType, or TrueType Fonts in Mac OS X

    Mac OS X supports PostScript Type 1, OpenType, and TrueType font formats.

    If you use a font management utility to manage your fonts, follow the instructions for the utility to install and remove fonts.

    Note: We recommend installing only one format - OpenType, TrueType, or PostScript - of a font. Installing two or more formats of the same font may cause problems when you try to use view, or print the font.

    Installing Fonts into Mac OS X

    Before installing fonts, you should close any open applications. For some applications, new fonts do not appear in the font menu if you install them while the application is open.

    In the Finder, open the folder or disk that contains the fonts you want to install.

    Select the font suitcases for the fonts you want to install. For PostScript Type 1 fonts, also select the printer outline files.

    Drag and drop the fonts into the Fonts folder in the Library folder.

    Note: If you want fonts to be availabe to applications running in Classic mode, you must install fonts in Macintosh TrueType or Macintosh PostScript format into the Fonts folder inside the Classic System Folder.
     
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    your home\Library\Fonts
    I just drag and drop them, just make sure whatever program you plan to use them for it not already running.

    Don't use System\Library\Fonts or driveroot\Library\Fonts
     
  6. bigman7903

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    aha, thank you
     

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