How to Install Fonts in Windows 11

Windows 11 is equipped with a decent selection of fonts to satisfy many people’s needs. However, if you’re not one of those people or want to add more personality to your writing, we have a solution for you. You can add and use custom fonts that you’ve found or created in a few clicks.

How to Install Fonts in Windows 11

Keep reading to learn how to install fonts in Windows 11.

Where to Find Fonts

There are several places your fonts can come from. Before starting your search, you should know what to look for.

Fonts come as files, and you need to ensure your chosen font file is compatible with your operating system. Windows 11 supports the following formats:

  • TrueType (file extension .ttf)
  • OpenType (file extension .otf)
  • TrueType Collection (file extension .ttc)
  • PostScript Type 1 (file extensions .pfb + .pfm)

Font files are no different than regular files. Therefore, you can import them to your PC from another system using a CD, a DVD, or a USB drive. If the custom fonts are a job requirement, you can use the organization’s network to transfer them to your computer.

One of the safest ways to acquire fonts is the Microsoft Typography webpage. This page contains an updated database of companies and individuals who create and distribute fonts.

You can find free and shareware fonts on this page, but note that you will typically need to purchase fonts for commercial use.

Another way to avoid downloading something malicious to your system is using the Microsoft Store app. This app is Windows 11’s built-in method for finding fonts and streamlining the process.

How to Install Fonts

When you find a font you’d like to use with an Office app, you’ll need to download it to your computer.

Most third-party websites package their fonts in .zip files to make the file size smaller and the download faster. Before moving forward, you need to extract the file. There are two ways to do this:

  • Double-click the ZIP file to open it and drag your font file to a new location.
  • Right-click the ZIP file, select “Extract All,” and follow the on-screen instructions.

There are also font files with other file extensions, such as .7z or. rar. In this case, you’ll need a third-party extractor tool.

Extracted font files won’t automatically become available for your operating system. Windows 11 won’t recognize a new font until you install it.

How to Install Fonts From the Internet

Internet websites might be your go-to source for new fonts due to the variety of available choices. Installing a new font in Windows 11 is a relatively easy task. Your perfect font is just a few clicks away with whichever method you choose.

Install Fonts Using File Explorer

This is probably the most straightforward method you can use. To install a new font, do the following:

  1. Locate the font file using the File Explorer.
  2. Right-click the file.
  3. Select “Show more options.”
  4. Click “Install.”

Alternatively, double-click the font file and press “Install” on the font preview window.

Your font will automatically move to the Windows Fonts folder.

Install Fonts Using the Windows Fonts Folder

The Windows Fonts folder is the end destination of any font you install. So, you can cut out the middle man and install a font directly from the folder.

  1. Right-click the font file.
  2. Select “Copy.”
  3. Type “C:\Windows\Fonts” in the File Explorer address bar.
  4. Right-click on an empty space in the Windows Fonts folder.
  5. Scroll down to “Paste.”

Instead of copying and pasting, you can drag and drop one or more font files into the folder.

Install Fonts Using Settings

The Settings app is a vital Windows component that allows you to adjust your preferences and configure your operating system. It’s no wonder you can also use it to install new fonts, too.

  1. Open the “Settings” app.
  2. Go to “Personalization.”
  3. Select “Fonts.”
  4. Drag and drop the font file(s) into the “Add fonts” section.

How to Install Fonts Through Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store might offer less font variety, but it’s incredibly user-friendly and safe. You’re unlikely to download malicious files on your system, which is always possible when turning to the internet for your fonts.

Naturally, the first step is to launch the Microsoft Store. You can find this handy app:

  • On the Taskbar.
  • In the Start menu.
  • By typing “Microsoft Store” in the search bar.

Once you’re in the Microsoft Store, follow these steps to install a new font:

  1. Type “Fonts” in the search bar at the top.
  2. Tap the “Fonts” icon.
  3. Press the “Explore new fonts” button.
  4. Select a font that interests you.
  5. Click the “GET” button on the font page.
  6. When the “GET” button becomes the “Open” button, your font is ready for use.

You need to sign in to your Microsoft account to get paid fonts. Before installing the desired font, you’ll have to choose the payment method and confirm your purchase.

How to Uninstall Fonts

With so many eye-catching choices, it’s easy to go overboard when installing custom fonts. If too many options make it difficult to choose, you can uninstall fonts you no longer need in a few simple steps.

  1. Press the “Windows + I” shortcut to launch “Settings.”
  2. Choose “Personalization” from the sidebar.
  3. Tap “Fonts.”
  4. Look for the font you wish to install in the “Available fonts” area.
  5. Click on the font.
  6. Select “Uninstall.”
  7. Confirm your choice when prompted.

If you’d like to remove more fonts at once, do as follows:

  1. Enter “C:\Windows\Fonts” in the File Explorer address bar to open the Windows Fonts folder.
  2. Press and hold the “Control” button.
  3. Select all the fonts you want to uninstall.
  4. Click on the “Delete” button at the top of the page.
  5. Select “Yes” to confirm your choice.

Custom Is the Name of the Game

Custom fonts can be an excellent way for developers, graphic designers, and writers to get the job done with their own creative twist. Installing new fonts doesn’t take more than a few minutes, but it can go a long way toward making your project stand out.

Have you ever tried installing new fonts? Which method did you choose? Let us know in the comments section below.

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