Installing PostScript, TrueType and OpenType fonts
An OpenType font with PostScript flavor (OT/PS) consists of one file with OTF extension.
A TrueType font and OpenType font with TrueType flavor is a single file with TTF extension.
A PostScript Type 1 font consists of a set of files. It can be in
- 2 files with PFB and PFM extensions;
- 3 files with PFB, AFM and INF extensions;
- 4 files with PFB, PFM, AFM and INF extensions.
In case of Windows 7 and Vista the presence of PFM file is essential.
All modern Windows systems (Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000) have built-in support for OpenType as well as for TrueType and PostScript fonts. Installation procedure is identical for all formats, but not for all Windows.
- Select installable font files you want to install (check the file extension — these can include: *.otf, *.ttf, and *.pfm).
You can click to select one font, Control-click to select several fonts, or Shift-click to select a contiguous group of fonts.
- Right click your selected font files and left click Install from the menu that appears.
- Click on Start button, the on Settings, then on Control Panel
- Double-click on the Fonts icon in Control Panel window.
- In the Fonts window, select the File menu, and choose Install New Font....
- Navigate to the folder that contains fonts you want to install.
- Select fonts you want to install. You can click to select one font, Control-click to select several fonts, or Shift-click to select a contiguous group of fonts.
- Press the "OK" button to install the fonts.
- Close the Fonts control panel.
After installation, you may need to restart an application or reselect a printer in your
application to make the new fonts appear in the font list.
More about TrueType, PostScript and OpenType formats.