How to Install Fonts on Windows 11

How to Install Fonts on Windows 11

Windows 11 already comes with hundreds of pre-installed fonts, and installing new fonts is quite easy. If you can’t find a specific font inside the default library, you can download new fonts in three different ways:

  1. Install new fonts from the Microsoft store
  2. Use third-party websites
  3. Enable fonts for other languages using Control Panel (use this if you need a font from a different language)

Installing fonts from the Microsoft Store

  1. Launch Microsoft Store from the Start Menu by searching for Microsoft Store

    launch microsoft store
    Launch Microsoft store

  2. Once Microsoft Store launches, search for Fonts in the search bar

    type fonts in the search bar
    Type fonts in the search bar

  3. Click on Explore new fonts

    click on explore new fonts
    Click on explore new fonts

  4. Microsoft offers many different well-designed fonts on this page. Choose the font you want to install for Windows 11. In our case, we’re choosing Arial Nova as it looks quite professional.

    choose the font you want
    Font selection

  5. Click “Get” to download the font.

    click get
    Click Get

  6. Once the font is downloaded, click Open”. Congratulations, you now have the new font installed on your PC!

    click open
    Click open

Installing fonts from 3rd-party websites

If you’re not satisfied with the fonts Microsoft Store has, you can use free third-party websites to download other, more unique fonts. After downloading a font you can then install it using File Explorer. Some of the best websites to download Windows 11 fonts are:

Important: Don’t use suspicious third-party sites to download fonts, as this could expose you to malware. Only download from sources you trust.

For this example, we will be showing you how to download and install fonts from Google Fonts

  1. Visit Google Fonts and search for the font you want to download in the search bar. In this case, we will download the font Roboto Mono.

    visit google fonts and search
    Visit google fonts and search for the font you want to download

  2. In the search results, click on the font you chose.

    click on the search result
    Click on the search result

  3. On the next screen, you will find different styles of the font you selected. By selecting Download Family, you will download all the styles of Roboto Mono as a zipped file.
    downloading font family
    Downloading font family

    If you don’t want to download all files but some, you can click on Select this style the selected files will be added to the right-hand side of the screen.

    click on select this file
    Click on select this file

  4. When you have chosen the specific styles of the font you want, click on Download all and they will be downloaded in a zipped file

    click on download all
    Click on download all

  5. Go ahead and extract all the files inside. To do this, right-click on the file and select Extract All…

    extract downloaded fonts
    Extract the downloaded font

  6. After extracting the file, you will find several files of the downloaded fonts all with .ttf extensions. Each file has a different style like thin, italic, light, etc. To preview each font style, you can open the file.

    font style preview
    Font style preview

  7. To install a font , click on the Install” button at the top of the document

    click the install button
    Click on Install

An alternative way to install downloaded fonts

You can also use the drag and drop feature of Windows 11 to install the downloaded font on your PC.

To do this, open the extracted files folder and Fonts menu in Settings side by side. To open up the fonts menu, read the “How to check if you have a font downloaded” section below.

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Open font folder and settings tab side by side

Now, we will simply drag and drop the Roboto-Black.ttf file in the drag and drop section you see on the right side of the screen.

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Drag and drop Roboto Black file

Installing fonts for other languages using Control Panel

If you want your PC to have fonts from all other languages, you can use this method.

  1. Press Win+R to open the command prompt

    open command prompt
    Open command prompt

  2. Search for “control panel” and click OK

    type control panel and press enter
    Go to control panel

  3. Open Appearance and Personalization

    click on appearance and personalization
    Click on Appearance and Personalization

  4. Open the Fonts folder

    click on fonts
    Open the fonts folder

  5. On the left side, select Download fonts for all languages

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    Click on download fonts for all languages

  6. Press OK

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    Press OK

How to Check if you have a Font Downloaded

After installing a new font, you might want to check if it’s been installed properly. Windows 11 makes it easy to preview all your fonts.

  1. Open Settings and click on Personalization

    click on personalization
    Click on personalization

  2. Select Fonts

    click on fonts
    Click on fonts

  3. To check if you have a font downloaded, type the name of the font you’re looking for in the search box. For this example, we will search for a font we just downloaded, Arial Nova

    search the downloaded font name
    Search the downloaded font’s name

  4. Click on the result that appears on the screen

    click on the result
    Click on the result

  5. A page with all the font details will open. You can type anything in the font preview bar to see the font in action.

    type anything in the preview bar
    Type anything in the preview bar

  6. You can also change the font size from the size bar just below the preview bar

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    Change font size

Erik is a full-time product quality engineer at the IBM who has a passion for teaching others (and always learning) about technology. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology. Erik is the chief editor for Windows, Linux and coding tutorials.

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