macOS supports TrueType (.ttf), Variable TrueType (.ttf), TrueType Collection (.ttc), OpenType (.otf), and OpenType Collection (.ttc) fonts. macOS Mojave or later also supports OpenType-SVG fonts. Legacy suitcase TrueType fonts and PostScript Type 1 LWFN fonts might work but aren't recommended.
- Double-click the font in the Finder.
- Click Install in the font preview window that opens. The font then appears in the Font Book app, and is available for use in your apps.
If you want the fonts you install to also be available to other user accounts on your Mac, use Font Book settings to set the default install location.
Download or activate fonts
Open the Font Book app from your Applications folder. In Font Book, any fonts that are deactivated or haven't been downloaded from Apple are dimmed.
- Select a font that hasn't been downloaded, then choose Edit > Download.
- Select a font that has been deactivated, then choose Edit > Activate (or Enable). When a font is deactivated, it remains installed but no longer appears in the font menus of your apps. You can deactivate any font that isn't required by your Mac.
Open the Font Book app from your Applications folder. You can remove any font that isn't required by your Mac.
- Select the font.
- Choose File > Remove. Font Book moves the font to the Trash, and the font no longer appears in the font menus of your apps.