matter what Mac version you are installing
the font on, you must first extract the file
with a tool like this:
Installing fonts on a Macintosh is
the same for both Type 1 and TrueTypeÂ® fonts. Simply drag and drop
them into the System Fonts folder (Macintosh HD:System:Fonts). I
always install copies of fonts. I never install originals because
it is too easy for them to become damaged. An open font file can
become damaged on a MacÂ® if the computer crashes or freezes. The
following description details how to install fonts on a Mac.
1. Open the System Fonts folder. You will see all the currently
2. Select a drive and folder containing
the fonts you want to install. In this case, I am using the AdobeÂ®
IllustratorÂ® 9 CD. Open the folder on containing the fonts you wish
3. In this case I selected the folder
with the ITC American Typewriter font family.
4. Marquee-select all the screen and
printer fonts needed.
5. Drag and drop them them into the
System Fonts folder. Hold down the Option key to copy the fonts
6. You can see your newly installed
fonts in the System Fonts folder.
7. You may see the following reminder
that any currently running applications won't be able to use the
new fonts until you close them and restart them.
Note: Although you can install
fonts at any time while the system is running, the fonts will not
become available in programs until they are closed and then re-opened.