Here’s me installing a font on my iMac. This kind of font is for use by programs running on the iMac — not for things that run on the Web, such as WordPress.
First, find a font. I wanted a font that looks like Scrabble tiles, so I googled for “Scrabble font.” I found some free ones.
Obtain the font file on your computer. The web page on which I found the Scrabble font has a download button under the font. So I clicked it. This placed the files in a folder in my Downloads folder.
Install the font on your computer. Every MacOS user has a hidden folder named Library. It contains a folder named Fonts. All you have to do is put the downloaded font in this folder.
- In Finder, open menu Go. While it’s open, hold down the ALT and Shift keys. The Library folder will appear as a choice in the Go menu. Click it.
- Navigate to the Fonts folder, and open it.
- Open a second Finder window, and in it navigate to the location of the font file. Mine is in a folder in Downloads. The filename suffix is .ttf (for True Type Font).
- Drag the font file to the Fonts folder.
Now you should see the font as a choice in any program that uses the MacOS fonts. At the top of this post you see me using my new font in Pages.