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Fonts not 'installing'

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Aug 02, 2012 at 23:36

Thanks, but i have tried that. When you try to unzip it, it says there is nothing there. When you try to "open" it, it says the file is corrupted or invalid.


Aug 03, 2012 at 09:26

Just wondering, did you try in another web browser ?


Aug 03, 2012 at 11:00

and, which unzipper are you using?


Aug 15, 2013 at 22:19

how do you extract a font and what does that mean also my problems on the ipad


Aug 15, 2013 at 22:24



Aug 16, 2013 at 01:39

A bad connection can screw up a CRC on any file, so you just get a corrupted ZIP file (as in, it's a garbage file that happens to have the ZIP extension). It'll create the file, name it, and then screw it up, even if it's tiny.


Sep 14, 2014 at 19:10

I am trying to DL a font but it only saves as a zip and i'm not computer savvy enough to know what everyone means but "just unzip it" or "extract .ttf file", etc. I've downloaded fonts before and they worked but this one is only .zip form. Can someone explain it a little better for me, please? Thanks!


Sep 14, 2014 at 20:01

fwillis, what does it say at the opening page of this forum about installation problems?

Read the
FAQ!!


Think you can do that?


Sep 14, 2014 at 20:06



Sep 15, 2014 at 00:14

Thanks ASSHOLE! Obviously reading the FAQ is the first thing I did and it didn't help @koeiekat, you're a real treat!!! Did you respond to everyone else in this forum like that?? NO bc it's a forum on how to get help with install problems, thanks again!


Sep 15, 2014 at 00:43

It is obvious little fwillis that you can not read and are incapable of following links. That is OK. But as a six years old you probably should not go on the internet without your mom and dad helping you and - more important - protecting you.

Have your mom and dad read the fucking FAQ and try to help you to understand what is a zip. I have serious doubts however that this may leads to any results in the coming twenty years.

mumble


Sep 15, 2014 at 06:09

fwillis0928 said  (view post)
...Did you respond to everyone else in this forum like that??...

Actually, yes, he does.

fwillis0928, if you bought a pickle at a barber shop, you could reach in the barrel, grab a pickle, and bite. If you bought a jar of pickles in a grocery store, you would need to open the lid, before you could eat one. If you were going to travel to another place by airplane, you may wish to carry only one suitcase. To put as many things as possible in the suitcase, you might sit on it, before closing the latches.

A .zip file is packaging. It allows more than one file to be packaged together into one download, and also decreases the size of the contents, thus allowing for a faster download for you, and decreasing the amount of upload bandwidth used by DaFont, and the amount of download bandwidth used by yourself.

All downloads from DaFont are contained in .zip files. You need to open the .zip files to get the fonts out. You then need to install the fonts on your computer, to be able to use them. How the fonts are extracted from the .zip file, and how they are installed on your computer, depends on what kind of computer you're using, and the operating system installed on that computer.

The information displayed in your post says that you have a MAC computer, with OS X operating system. According to the instructions in FAQ, ("Frequently Asked Questions"; click on the FAQ link near the top of every page on DaFont, then click on the topic question, to move to the appropriate section of the answers):

"How to install a font under Mac OS?"

Mac OS X recognizes TrueType and OpenType fonts (.ttf and .otf) but not the PC bitmap fonts (.fon).
Files are compressed, you may need an utility like Stuffit Expander.

Under any version of Mac OS X:
Put the files into /Library/Fonts (for all users),
or into /Users/Your_username/Library/Fonts (for you only).

Stuffit Expander is shown as a link. Click on those words, (in the FAQ section, not in my reply here!), to obtain more information.

You need to extract the fonts from the .zip files before putting the .ttf or .otf files in /Library/Fonts. Do not put a file folder, read me document, license document, or graphics files in /Library/Fonts. You may want to read or look at those files, but they are not to be installed.

If you are computer savvy enough to read, understand, and apply these instructions, you should have no problem using most of the fonts available on DaFont. This is what koeiekat suggested, in letters large enough to read on the smallest phone.

If you are unable to do so, ask someone else to read the instructions, and show you what to do. No one here can explain the procedure in simpler terms than as shown in the FAQ, and as quoted, four paragraphs up.


Sep 15, 2014 at 08:39

fwillis0928 said  (view post)
Did you respond to everyone else in this forum like that??

The "funniest" thing is that he doesn't only do this here. Just google "koeiekat" for hours of fun (and potential ulcer) about how smart and superior he is, and how the rest of us sucks. It is sad to see it didn't change in almost 10 years...


Sep 15, 2014 at 16:55

drf said  (view post)
fwillis0928 said  (view post)
Did you respond to everyone else in this forum like that??

The "funniest" thing is that he doesn't only do this here. Just google "koeiekat" for hours of fun (and potential ulcer) about how smart and superior he is, and how the rest of us sucks. It is sad to see it didn't change in almost 10 years...

It's a pity that he is unable to apply that knowledge towards making fonts that are visually appealing.


Sep 15, 2014 at 17:18

To whom?


Sep 15, 2014 at 20:42

Thanks for the guidance- I guess I could have explained my issue a little more and not been ridiculed so much. I have DLed many fonts from dafont successfully but my comp won't open a particular zip so i can add the ttf to my fontbook. Silly me for not knowing all the textbook terms and asking a question and therefore embarrassing myself. I will just ask a savvy friend next time- Thanks again...



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