Font Installation

To un-zip PC WinZip files to a Mac, you will need ZipIt. Once the fonts are unzipped, you can convert the PC fonts for use on a Mac using TT-Converter.

  • Open tt-converter and from within the program, open the .ttf file you wish to convert. or simply drag your .ttf files onto the tt-converter icon.
  • A dialog box will appear. if the highlighted box [save converted font as] doesn't already have a name in it, type the font name you downloaded it as.
  • Click "customize font," which will bring up another dialog box.
  • Ignore most of it. enter the name (from step 3) into the "font name" box.
  • Click "ok" in that dialog box.
  • Click "save" in the next dialog box. you should now have successfully converted a pc font for use on a mac.

To actually install your newly converted fonts onto your Mac, drag the fonts to the "font folder" inside your system folder. Only after you've loaded the font can you start the program you want to use it in. Sometimes, newly added fonts do not show up in your font lists until you restart your Mac.

Note: Do not create or put fonts into new, non-font folders inside the font folder.