Using custom font on a Mac
I just wrote about how you use the custom fonts on your iPhone or iPad, but for the Mac, things are a little simpler:
- First figure out what font you want with What Font Is? or similar utility.
- Then see if that font is available in Homebrew Fonts because that makes it much easier to manage the installation, the thing you need to do is
brew tap homebrew/cask-fontsand then you can look at all the fonts they have with
brew search font-the_name_your_font
- When you find it then the installation is a simple
brew install font-abelfor instance to install the Abel font.
If the font doesn’t exist, then it’s a little more complicated:
- Download the TTF font
- Double click on it to install
The main issue with this is that it is hard to script.