Inkscape 0.92.3. Windows 10 [Version 10.0.18329.1] preview. Added a Font via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Fonts. Font appeared in Libre Office Writer but not in Inkscape, despite a PC reboot.


I followed advice from the Inkscape forum I removed the font from Windows via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Fonts

Using Explorer I selected the font file, right click Install for All users (I have admin rights).

Now the font appears in Inkscape as well as Libre Writer. Inkscape does not look in the user's personal folders to find fonts.

May 2020 Windows 10 [Version 10.0.19041.208] & Inkscape 1.0 (4035a4fb49, 2020-05-01)

I added a new font via the Microsoft Store eg Ink Free.

This was immediately available within the list of available fonts in Inkscape.

  • 5
    It's worth noting that you don't need to uninstall the font if you already have it installed. You can right-click the installation file (not the font you see in the Fonts section of the control panel) and just select the "Install for all users" option from there and it shows up in Inkscape. – sheppe Mar 12 '19 at 18:48
  • I don't have "Install for all users" option on Windows 10 Pro (1903, build 18362.720) – waste Apr 11 '20 at 10:02
  • You can check if you are an Admin user or not eg technipages.com/how-to-check-for-administrator-rights – JohnC Apr 11 '20 at 15:35

Not all apps support custom fonts. If your font isn’t showing up in an app or program, try a different app to check if the font is installed and working properly.

To check if a font is installed, open Font settings. Select Start > Settings > Personalization > Fonts, and search for the font under Available fonts.

If your font is installed but still not appearing in an app, it may not meet current TrueType font standards. Choose an alternative font and try again.

Well, that problem comes to my inkscape too, than I get it from Window's helpdesk and maybe the problem is on the font, same as mine

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.