How To Use Downloaded Fonts
Traditionally, a font is a set of characters that are of the same size and style of a particular typeface. After the introduction of computer fonts, the term “font” has a broader definition. One single typeface has different sizes and styles. For example, Arial font-face has two more types, namely Arial Black and Arial narrow. Nowadays, due to the increase in the use of the internet, a number of font styles and typefaces are developed. All these types of fonts are available online, and one can simply download and use them. However, most people ask one major question that is, How to use downloaded fonts?
Software like MS Word, other MS Office software, and Photoshop use downloaded fonts. Since mostly, downloaded fonts are stored as archives e.g.. ZIP, RAR, etc. many people encounter problems in how to use downloaded fonts. Therefore, the first thing required to solve this query is to unzip the fonts and then copy and paste them in the font’s folder of the control panel. Alternatively, install fonts in the font’s folder of the control panel. However, this solution is only for those who use Windows OS. What about those who use a different operating system like Macintosh? For an Operating system like Macintosh, the process is almost like Windows OS that is the installation of fonts. Apart from that, by following few links related to Macintosh fonts like their locations and purposes will also be very helpful. These links are available on various sites related to these operating systems.
Now, the question arises, how to use downloaded fonts in Adobe Photoshop? Although there is one simple way of using them, i.e. by simply installing them but, if someone wants to use fonts that are visible to the Photoshop only and not to the Windows then there is a file present in the software setup folder that gives few instructions on how to do it. For example, it says, that Installation should be on the following address C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts.
Systems that use installed fonts can only see the downloaded fonts. If one wants to share MS Office documents or Photoshop files on different computers then they will be unable to display the downloaded fonts in the same way as on the other computer. Text displayed will be in either default font or Times New Roman. To overcome this problem, the embedding of fonts is an option. Font embedding is insertion of new font files in a document uploaded on the server.