When using VMware Fusion, is there any way to share fonts between the base OS (i.e., OS X) and the virtualized OS (e.g., Windows XP)? If so, how?

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You'll need to copy them to Windows's disk and add them to the Fonts folder in the Control Panel. There is no provision for "sharing" fonts.

  • Thank you CajonLuke. I tried copying the font from the OS X font folder to the Windows font folder, but only the bold version of the font is visible on the Windows VM.
    – A Lion
    Sep 6, 2011 at 19:13
  • Is the font file just the one weight or is is a "suitcase" with multiple weights? How does Font Book on the Mac handle the font?
    – Cajunluke
    Sep 6, 2011 at 20:33
  • Font Book shows that it has [Regular, Italic, Bold, ExtraBlack, Bold Italic]. And when I look at the file name it has a ttc extension, where most of the other fonts in my library have a ttf extension or no extension at all.
    – A Lion
    Sep 6, 2011 at 20:39
  • It appears that Windows doesn't support .ttc font collections. I tried to move one to my Windows 7 VM and it claims that the file is invalid.
    – Cajunluke
    Sep 6, 2011 at 22:17

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