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how do I add a new font to the font and text area of Inkscape?

Asked by Danny on 2010-09-06

There are several different fonts that I would like to use, but are not listed in the font and text area of Inkscape. Please explain step by step as I am a beginner. Thanks in Advance.... Danny :-(

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pbhj (pbhj) said : #1

What operating system (OS) are you using.

Have you purchased the fonts already, what format are they in (what's the file extension, eg .ttf or .otf, etc.).

In basic terms you should just install the fonts for your OS to use and Inkscape will find them. I gather it filters out poor quality fonts in some way so it might be best to mention the specific font name and where you got them from.

Danny (danny62melton) said : #2

Hi pbhj and thank you for wanting to help me.
Being kind of new to computers I would guess that OS is operating system.  The pc has Vista if thats wat u want to know?  Another friend gave me a link for the Cooper Black font and I did intstall it.  When I view it all I see is a complete page of the A,B,C's big n small.  Don't know what to do now.  Help....  Danny  :+}

--- On Tue, 9/7/10, pbhj <email address hidden> wrote:

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Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 2:53 PM

Your question #124365 on Inkscape changed:
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pbhj requested for more information:
What operating system (OS) are you using.

Have you purchased the fonts already, what format are they in (what's
the file extension, eg .ttf or .otf, etc.).

In basic terms you should just install the fonts for your OS to use and
Inkscape will find them. I gather it filters out poor quality fonts in
some way so it might be best to mention the specific font name and where
you got them from.

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Danny (danny62melton) said : #3

I have not purchased any fonts online yet.  Guess I thought I could download them from a free site.  I am very new to most everything.  If I must purchase them please advise.  Thanks  :+}

--- On Wed, 9/8/10, Danny <email address hidden> wrote:

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Subject: Re: [Question #124365]: how do I add a new font to the font and text area of Inkscape?
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Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 9:24 AM

Your question #124365 on Inkscape changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/124365

    Status: Needs information => Open

You gave more information on the question:
Hi pbhj and thank you for wanting to help me.
Being kind of new to computers I would guess that OS is operating system.  The pc has Vista if thats wat u want to know?  Another friend gave me a link for the Cooper Black font and I did intstall it.  When I view it all I see is a complete page of the A,B,C's big n small.  Don't know what to do now.  Help....  Danny  :+}

--- On Tue, 9/7/10, pbhj <email address hidden> wrote:

From: pbhj <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #124365]: how do I add a new font to the font and text area of Inkscape?
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 2:53 PM

Your question #124365 on Inkscape changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/124365

    Status: Open => Needs information

pbhj requested for more information:
What operating system (OS) are you using.

Have you purchased the fonts already, what format are they in (what's
the file extension, eg .ttf or .otf, etc.).

In basic terms you should just install the fonts for your OS to use and
Inkscape will find them. I gather it filters out poor quality fonts in
some way so it might be best to mention the specific font name and where
you got them from.

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Pablo Trabajos (pajarico) said : #4

First of all, have you installed the fonts?

Pablo Trabajos (pajarico) said : #5

The fonts are installed copying the font files you have into C:\windows\fonts or from Windows Control Panel (follow this tutorial: http://www.myfonts.com/support/help_install_win.html)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #6

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