Fonts finally have a special spot in Windows 10 Settings. I have been using Windows for years, and Fonts have been one of my favorite features to fiddle around with when using themes. We all love to have our own favorite font everywhere on Windows, and with Windows 10 v1803, Microsoft has made it easier.
Windows 10 Fonts Settings
Open Settings > Personalization > Fonts. This is the new home for Fonts which lets you see all the fonts, how they look, and you can even manipulate them. When you are here, you will see:
- A list of available fonts on your PC with information on the number of fonts faces for each of them.
- Search bar which lets you search fonts by name.
- Option to Sort by languages.
To see more details, tap on any of the fonts. I would suggest selecting one with at least two font faces. Here you can:
- Change the size, and see a live preview of each font faces.
- Scroll a little, and you can choose the Font Face type you want to have on your PC.
- An uninstall button tells you exactly what it can do.
Installing Fonts from Microsoft Store
On top of the Windows 10 Font settings, there is a link which says Get more fonts in Microsft Store. Just like extensions, Microsoft has made them available through the store. Makes it easy to manage, and opens up a marketplace for those who want to sell fonts.
Tap on any of the fonts, and click on the GET button. This will download the font on your PC.
Applying Fonts to Windows 10 PC
You would be downloading fonts in TTF and OTF formats, and currently, you cannot install Fonts via the Fonts Settings panel. You will have to paste it into the Fonts folder. Thus you cannot, at least not directly. Fonts are used by websites, apps, and many other things, and have them installed on your PC means that you can view the same way, as you were intended. You can change the size, and get a preview of font, and its different faces. I hope Microsoft can one day give a direct option to install new font right away or at least let themes use fonts installed on the machine.
How do you like this new feature?