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I like the new Menlo font on Snow Leopard a lot. I tried copying it over to my Windows machine, but Windows does not like the format. Does anyone know if there's any legitimate way of getting Menlo on Windows?

Thank you.

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Is it an OpenType font or some other format? – e100 Oct 23 '09 at 15:40
To put that anther way, does the font file have an extension? – Electrons_Ahoy Oct 23 '09 at 18:29
@alex, there's a new answer. the accepted anwer points at a similar font, while the last answer links to the menlo ttf file. not sure if legitimate, though :-/ – Costin Gușă May 15 '14 at 17:55
up vote 19 down vote accepted

this font is designed to be similar to Menlo

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IMO, Meslo is far better on the eye than DejaVu Sans – jayrdub Aug 12 '13 at 22:17

This may be a bit of a workaround - but the font is very similar to Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.

Here is a comparison (updated link) of Menlo and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono DejaVu Sans Mono (also based on Bitstream's original).

You can download the Bitstream set absolutely free (zip file).

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Actually, the site you link to compares Menlo and DejaVu Sans Mono. (It also notes that both Menlo and DejaVu Sans Mono are based on Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.) Still, +1 for reminding folks about these great open source fonts. – Telemachus Oct 23 '09 at 19:18

BTW, if you want to get any font from Mac over to your PC - just zip up the font(s) on the mac, and use CrossFont on PC to convert them. Done.

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CrossFont doesn't handle ttc, and a lot of other types. – Anon343224user Aug 16 '13 at 23:17

I split ttc into ttf files using FontForge and I installed Menlo font on Ubuntu. It doesn't look exactly like on a Mac though. MacOS is better at font rendering.

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Would you please upload it somewhere so I can use it? thanks in advance and Kind Regards. – AMgdy Apr 25 '11 at 11:23

I have found a github repo. Try here

Hope this helps.. :)

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Try converting the file to a Windows format; you could try DfontSplitter to do this. However, I'm not sure if this is legal.

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I used OnlineFontConverter to convert the .ttc file to multiple .ttf files. There are of course copyright issues if you distribute the converted files, so please don't do it.

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