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Specialized typefaces are more than just pretty, they can also help people with reading disabilities. We show you how to use Font Book to install, manage, and remove fonts on macOS.

You can add custom fonts to macOS by following these steps:

  1. Download the font files you want to add. These are typically in .ttf or .otf file formats.
  2. Open the Finder and click on “Go” in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select “Go to Folder” and type “~/Library/Fonts” in the dialog box. Press enter.
  4. Drag the font files you downloaded into the Fonts folder.
  5. Close the Fonts folder and open an application like Word or Photoshop.
  6. You should now be able to select and use the newly added fonts in the application’s font menu.

Alternatively, you can also use a third-party app like Font Book or Typeface to manage and add custom fonts to your Mac.

You can also add fonts to a specific user account by replacing the step 3 by: 3. Open the Library folder in your home directory by holding down the Option key and choosing Library from the Go menu.

  1. Open the Fonts folder.

It’s important to note that some fonts may require an additional license for commercial use, so make sure you have the necessary rights before installing and using them.

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