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Using New Fonts For Paint.NET


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I keep seeing people asking how they get new fonts and how they would use them in Paint.NET. So I made this tutorial to help them people out.

 

View Tutorial: Adding Fonts For Paint.NET (Windows 10)

View Tutorial: Adding Fonts For Paint.NET (Windows 7)
View Tutorial: Adding Fonts For Paint.NET (Windows XP)

Edited May 13, 2012 to remove old links used during the website move. Links above are working however if there any issues, please let me know and I will try my best to fix it.

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Nice tutorial.

Just remember, as Rick stated in another post, Paint.NET supports TrueType fonts, not OpenFont fonts.

So, if you know of a good source of FREE True Type fonts, post links here...

Thank you for pinning this up BoltBait. Yes I understand what you mean. What about PostScript fonts ?

Anyway when you download your fonts they should be .ttf files. I belive .ttf fonts are True Type.

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Aaaaaand, after a very thorough search, there are - count them - ZERO non-trial programs that can convert OpenType to TrueType. -.-

Well, there's FontForge, but that's Linux only.

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Thanks for the tutorial,

How do you know if the font your trying to install is the type that works with PDN? is there an extension to look for?

As the tutorial siads in the description "TrueType fonts are .ttf font files". Also when your adding fonts to the Add Fonts window it tells you if they are TrueType or not. Look at Step 3, the 3rd image.

I happy this tutorial has been a help to you :wink:. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask :).

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Thanks! I got 3 of my fonts there, but I forgot the name of it.

@Sezynena170: You can also drag and drop a font into the fonts folder (if it isn't in a compressed folder).

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anouther font site is dafont.com

and i dont know if this works for anyone else but for simplicity since when i get fonts i get a lot i save it to desktop, where i have a copy of my fonts folder, and just drag and drop after i have unzipped the font file. it installs like that, not much simplier but for those who didnt understand the first way, or use massive amounts of fonts that might be a bit easier.

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Per my other thread about a similar subject that was locked:

I was not seeing some of the fonts I had installed, even though I could see them in Word...

I restarted the app (paint.net) and still couldn't see them... though I am now seeing them, I think this was after a restart...

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