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How To Install New Font or Uninstall Font In Windows Vista

If you wish to install a particular Font in Windows Vista, it is not just enough to copy-paste it in the Fonts folder. You also have to register it. To install fonts, you may follow the following procedure.

Install new font

Open Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Fonts.

In the left pane, right clock on the Fonts folder and choose Install New Font, to open the add Font dialog box. Navigate to the folder where the new font is located and select it. Click Install.

If you uncheck the Copy Fonts to Fonts Folder box, it will save the space on your hard disk by using the fonts from their source location itself.

Uninstall font

To uninstall a Font, select the particular Font, right click on it and simply choose Delete.

Font not working

If in spite of installing a font, you are unable to see it in the fonts menu of the program, you may have to check whether that particular font requires you install two files in the same folder; a bitmap file for the on-screen font, and an outline file for the printer. The bitmap file might be missing. Try contacting the font creator to see if there is a bitmap file you can install. If there isn’t a bitmap file, you might try using a different font.

Windows 8 and Windows 7 users may want to see this post on how to install and uninstall Fonts in Windows 8 | 7.