I would like to install some additional fonts on my Mac.
Is it possible to install some fonts (.ttf - true type fonts - which is installed on Windows) can be installed on my Mac?
Are there any free font collections for Mac OS X?
I'm not getting into the licensing issues here, but if you put fonts in
and they'll show up. Windows .ttf fonts tend to work.
The first folder installs for all users, the second for that specific user.
I tend to not use free fonts, as they're not built nearly as well, so I don't have a recommendation there.
Yes, you can just copy the fonts into the /library/fonts, or /users/username/library/fonts... But (!!), that doesn't mean the font is safe...
1) Download the font. 2) Open Font Book 3) Select File --> Validate File, and select the font you downloaded.
Did you receive any error messages regarding the font? If so, just forget about it. It's not worth the effort. Font issues can cause lots of issues in the long run.
If there wasn't an error, close the font, and drag the font to Font book. You'll notice in the lower right hand corner of the Font book preview window is "Install font". Click on that button to install the font.
As well as copying them into