One of the resources that you need for creating interesting and creative looking documents or graphics on the Mac, is fonts. A font is a collection of characters with a similar design. These characters include lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and symbols. Changing the font can alter the look and feel of a block of text.

The Mac/MacBook comes with a pre-installed set of fonts that offer a great number of options when you are creating your document or a graphic design post, but there are situations where the pre installed options are not good enough. Now, there are many resources online that offer free fonts, as well as premium options, and in this tutorial, we will show you how you can download and install new fonts on the Mac.

Step 1. Open the web browser on your Mac.

 

How to add fonts on the Mac

 

Step 2. Head to a website that offers fonts for download. For this tutorial, we will use Google Fonts.

 

How to add fonts on the Mac

 

Step 3. Browse through the fonts on offer and locate the font you would like to install and click on it.

 

How to add fonts on the Mac

 

Step 4. Now, you will see a page that describes the font and displays the font family. If you like it, click on the ‘Download Familybutton.

 

How to add fonts on the Mac

 

Step 5. The font will be downloaded as a zip file. Unzip the contents onto the Mac.

 

How to add fonts on the Mac

 

Step 6. Download the ‘.ttf‘ file in the unzipped folder.

 

How to add fonts on the Mac

 

Step 7. Now, from the preview window, click on the ‘Install‘ button.

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How to add fonts on the Mac

 

The font will now be installed on your Mac/MacBook and you can now use it on any pre-install or third party application that supports text entry.

Here are a few more websites that offer fonts (Free/Paid) –

  1. 1001 Free Fonts – Click Here
  2. DaFont – Click Here
  3. Font Fabric – Click Here
  4. Font Space – Click Here
  5. Urban Fonts – Click Here