Install Multiple Fonts Mac

Apple Configurator 2 is an incredibly useful tool. One of the things you can do with Apple Configurator 1 and Apple Configurator 2 is to install fonts on an iOS device. To do so, first open Apple Configurator 2 and click on an existing profile or create a new profile for the font installation. Here, we’ll select Continue reading Install Fonts on iOS Devices Using Apple Configurator 2. Home Interests Mac How to Install Multiple Fonts at Once on Mac into Font Book. Zach (249) Nov 19, 2020. Facebook Reddit Twitter Pinterest Email. Learn how to install multiple fonts at once. Mac OS.Tutorial From:https://so. To install multiple fonts at once, press and hold the Cmd key on your keyboard. When you’re ready to install, click Open. Step 4: The Collections option in Font Book keeps all your fonts in.

Font Book User Guide

You can preview the font family and its specific fonts, and print samples.

Preview fonts

If the preview pane isn’t shown, choose View > Show Preview.

  1. In the Font Book app on your Mac, select a font collection in the sidebar to see the fonts in it:

    • All Fonts: Every font associated with the Computer and User collections, as well as additional system fonts available for download. This collection appears in the Fonts window in an app.

    • Computer: Fonts installed in the Fonts folder in the system Library (/Library/Fonts/) and additional system fonts available for download. This collection is shown only when the User collection contains fonts.

    • User: Fonts installed in the Fonts folder in your home Library (~/Library/Fonts/). To show your home Library folder, press and hold the Option key, then in the Finder choose Go > Library.

    If you create a library, it’s also listed in this section of the sidebar.

  2. Select a font family or one or more fonts.

  3. Change the preview as needed by clicking one of these buttons in the toolbar:

    • Sample : Displays a sample of the characters, using the alphabet or script for the primary language set in Language & Region preferences. If a font supports multiple languages, you can change the language used to display the sample by choosing View > Language.

    • Repertoire : Displays a grid showing available characters and symbols, or glyphs. Drag the slider to the right of the preview to adjust their size.

      To show the Unicode name and code point for a character or symbol, hold the pointer over it.

    • Custom : Displays blocks of text showing each style. Click a block of text, then enter your text to see it in that style.

    • Information : Displays information about the font, such as its manufacturer and location on your Mac.

Print fonts

  1. In the Font Book app on your Mac, select a font collection in the sidebar to see the fonts in it.

  2. Select a font family, or one or more fonts, then choose File > Print.

  3. Choose an option from the Report Type pop-up menu (if you don’t see it, click Show Details):

    • Catalog: Prints a line of sample text for each selected font. Select Show Family to include a sample for each available style. Drag the Sample Size slider to set the font size to print.

    • Repertoire: Prints a large grid of all the characters and symbols, or glyphs, available in the font. Drag the Glyph Size slider to set the glyph size to print.

    • Waterfall: Prints a line of sample text at multiple font sizes. Select Show Font Details to include information about the font.

Note: As you preview fonts, you can select individual characters or symbols in the window to copy, then drag the items to a text document.

In some apps, such as Mail or TextEdit, you can select a font to use as the default in the app. For more information, search the built-in help for the app.

See alsoRemove, disable, or enable fonts in Font Book on MacRestore fonts that came with your Mac using Font BookExport fonts in Font Book on Mac

After purchasing your fonts you’ll be presented with several font formats you can download. Read on to learn more about the formats, and more importantly, when to use each.

Desktop Fonts

If you’ve downloaded a desktop license, most fonts allow you to download both the OTF and TTF files. You should install only one format at a time. Installing and using both simultaneously could cause unexpected collisions.

This begs the question, “If I should only install one format, should I download the TTF or OTF files?”

Try OTFs First

In most cases we recommend that you download the OTF files. By default, clicking the download button will download these.

In the rare case that the foundry hasn’t provided us with OTF files, clicking the download button will instead download the TTF files. If the OTF files are unavailable there won’t be a dropdown arrow next to the download button.

If you need OTF files, ask our support team for OTF files and we’ll try to acquire these for you.

Check out our support articles for installing fonts on Windows and installing fonts on Mac.

Advantages of OTF Files

Install Multiple Fonts Mac

  • OTF files may contain additional alternative characters and typesetting features, including contextual alternatives, that can be used in supporting applications. Read more about Opentype features in our article OpenType 101 and blog post Typographic Feng Shui And OpenType.
  • OTF files tend to be significantly smaller than their TTF counterparts.

When Should I Use TTFs?

While most programs support OTFs, some software (especially older programs) only support TTFs or exhibit strange behavior when using OTFs. If you’re experiencing issues with an OTF font, we recommend that you completely uninstall the OTFs and try the TTF fonts instead. To download the TTF files, click the dropdown arrow next to the download button and select the option labeled “Download TTFs”.

We recommend that you restart your computer after installing the new fonts since some software won’t refresh their font cache. If you’re still experiencing issues, contact our support team.

In many cases you can still access the alternative characters and typesetting features available in the OTF fonts, however you have to search through their table of glyphs and copy the specific characters instead of using the more user-friendly OpenType controls.

What’s the technical difference between OTF and TTFs?

Install multiple fonts macInstall-multiple-fonts-at-once-in-mac-os-x


OTF stands for Open Type Format, a format for vector fonts developed by Microsoft and Adobe Systems in the mid-1990s. The format was based on the TTF format and intended to succeed it. Open Type Fonts (OTFs) can contain approximately 65,500 glyphs, supports the Unicode character encoding, and is supported cross-platform.

The glyph outline data within an OTF font can either be in the Compact Font Format (CFF) or TrueType format.

  • The CFF Format is based on the PostScript language. People sometimes refer to this format as OpenType PostScript or OT/CFF. This format uses cubic Bézier curves to describe the glyph outlines. As the name “Compact File Format” implies, these files are much smaller than files that use the TrueType format.
  • The TrueType format, sometimes referred to as OpenType (TrueType Flavor), uses the same method of describing glyph outlines as TTF fonts. This format describes the glyph outlines using quadratic Bézier curves.

Install Multiple Fonts At Once Mac

The CFF format is far more popular. While foundries who sell through Fontspring are free to use either format, most OTF fonts have been produced in the CFF flavor.


TTF stands for True Type Format and was created by Apple in the late 1980s. It describes the glyph outlines using quadratic Bézier curves. This requires more points than cubic Bézier curves to describe the same line, but is simpler and faster for the computer to process.

TTF fonts also allows type designers a high-level of control over how the rasterizer converts the mathematically-defined glyph paths into pixels. This allows for crisp fonts at small point sizes when displayed on low resolution displays. However these days smarter rasterizers and higher-density displays have minimized the benefit of manual hinting. Most platforms today ignore much of the hinting information provided.

TrueType-Flavored OpenType Files (OpenType TT) may use the TTF extension instead of the OTF extension to distinguish them from PostScript Flavored OpenType Files. OpenType TT files (regardless of whether they use the TTF or OTF file extension) are backwards-compatible with programs that support Windows TrueType fonts.


Web Fonts

Our basic webfont kit comes with the WOFF and WOFF2 file formats which have wide support across all modern browsers. View the browser support for WOFF and WOFF2. @font-face allows multiple fallback files to be listed, so if a browser doesn’t support WOFF2 it will download WOFF instead.

If you need to support legacy browsers, we also provide EOT, TTF, and SVG web fonts for download.

How To Install Multiple Fonts Mac



Read more about our web font download options.