Wouldn’t it be great if you get to embellish your document with new fonts which make it look more elegant than before? We all love to play around new attractive fonts. So, today we’ll see how to install fonts in Windows 10 from the web.
We will also take a look at the steps required to remove and modify fonts in Windows 10.
Understanding Different Font Types
When we talk about fonts for Windows, they come in two types. One is the TrueType font, and the second one is OpenType.
- TrueType (.ttf) is the standard font format developed by Microsoft and Apple, and it works on Windows and Mac.
- OpenType (.otf) is an advanced version of TTF with additional features that TTF was lacking. For, e.g., OTF stores up to 65,000 characters.
TTF is best for regular users, whereas OTF is for professionals who need and require sophisticated designer fonts for their work.
There are thousands of fonts for windows on the web today. Some of them are free, and others are paid. Professionally made fonts with various sizes are tested at different angles for the best possible outcome when used.
Based on the quality of the fonts, the font price can range from free to $100 or more. However, these specialized features are suitable for Advertising companies and Publishing firms.
How to Install Fonts in Windows 10?
The free version works fine for most of us. Let’s see how to install fonts in Windows 10.
Note: To install fonts in Windows 10, the installation process is almost similar for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. We will demonstrate the process of installing fonts in Windows 10.
We can install both TTF and OTF type of fonts in Windows 10. The process for both the type of fonts is similar. And if you are confused and don’t know the exact name of the font that you like, you can take help from “What’s The Font?”
Let’s go through the steps given below to install fonts in Windows 10.
Step 1: Use a font file that you have with you or download the font from your favorite website. Some of the famous ones are Font Squirrel, Google fonts, and 1001 free fonts. You can also take it from the Microsoft store.
For this article, we are referring to 1001 free fonts.
Step 2: Save it in any desired location. Somewhere you can access it anytime.
Step 3: Extract the downloaded zip file in the same location by right-clicking on the file, as shown in the screenshot below.
You can also use software like 7-zip to extract the files with ease.
Step 4: After you unzipped the file, open the file folder. You find various versions of that particular font and one text file with the font description.
Step 5: Right-Click on the desired version of the font, and you will see an option to install it. Click on the install button, and the font will be ready to use.
Since this is a System-related change, if prompted, please enter the password for your Microsoft account to install the font.
This process will add fonts to Windows 10.
Step 6: After you have installed the font, open any application that uses the fonts from your system, e.g., WordPad, and browse to your downloaded font.
As you can see, the “Zounderkite” font is now installed on our Windows OS.
And it’s done, use your font in your text.
Installing fonts in Windows 10 can be reasonably straightforward. Once you know the process, you can have as many fonts as you want to beautify the look of your plain text.
How to Delete Fonts in Windows 10?
Once you understand how to install fonts in Windows 10, you can try as many fonts as you want. But, if you have overloaded your font options, then you can also delete the installed fonts using the instructions mentioned below.
Step 1: Open Control Panel and click on Appearance and Personalization.
Step 2: Under Appearance and Personalization, click on Fonts.
This will open the Font Explorer.
Step 3: Click on the font you want to delete. Then click on “Delete” as shown in the following screenshot.
You can no longer see the deleted fonts in the font options.
How to Modify Font Size for your Desktop?
The process of how to install fonts in Windows 10 is simple. The fonts that we download and install are for the applications that use fonts like Microsoft Office, Wordpad, etc. It has nothing to do with the appearance of your overall desktop fonts.
If you wish to change the font size on the specific app, you can do that by making changes in the app itself. However, to change the font size of the entire Windows system, you need to enter the system settings. The things you can resize are Title Bars, Menus, Message Boxes, Palette Titles, Icons, Tooltips.
To modify the font size of the Windows display, follow the steps given below.
Note: You can only change the size of the font, not the type.
Step 1: You need to type the font size in the start menu. Click on Make text size bigger from the search result.
Step 2: Slide the slider below to increase the text size.
Once done, click on Apply.
So, you will now be able to see the modified font size.
You can adjust the text size based on your readability.
Final Thoughts on How to Install Fonts in Windows 10
We hope that you now understand how to install fonts in Windows 10 with the instructions discussed above. Be it OTF or TTF fonts, you can install them easily on Windows 10. It takes a few steps to delete fonts if they have no use for you. Also, you can modify the size of the fonts for your desktop.
Also check: Guide to Customize the Windows 10 Lock Screen