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A great way to customize your Windows 8 computer is to change the default fonts and add custom designs, that you can use in any graphics program, like Art Text. Or course, it won’t change your creations as dramatically as a photo effect or another visual customization, but it will complete the effect you want to achieve and make more flowing.
Even if Windows versions have changed over time, the process of installing custom fonts has remained the same. As you will see here, installing and deleting fonts can be done with great ease by anyone and it doesn’t require much training.
Where to find Windows 8 Fonts?
Finding fonts on the web is very simple. If you are particularly interested in one font, chances are you will find them on one of the many font databases. I’ll give you a few of these awesome websites, where you can download fonts for your Windows 8 computer. Keep in mind that most of them are free, so be sure to check all of them before you decide to buy a font. Here are some great font databases to help you download fonts:
If these websites don’t have the font that you are looking for, then you are in a tough position. Here, you can find thousands of fonts that are compatible with your Windows computer. Also, keep in mind, if you come across font packs, they might be somewhat different than regular fonts. We’ll talk about them in a moment.
Installing Fonts in Windows 8
After you’ve discovered the fonts you like, what you have to do now is to install them. There are a few ways to do this. First of all, if your fonts are archived, you must extract them with any extractor, such as WinRAR or other similar programs. Font files are usually small files that have .ttf, .otf or .fon extensions. Also, in the case of some font packs, they can come as an .exe file that needs to be installed as a regular program. Here are a few examples of font packs for Windows 8:
After you download the files, you will have to check which type they are. If they come as an executable file, just install them the old fashioned way. If they come as font files, you have two ways of installing them: either open each font and on the top of the window click on install (this option is good because it allows you to preview the font before you install it) or, without opening the file, right click on the file and select install.
Uninstalling Windows 8 Fonts
As you can see, the process of installing fonts is pretty simple, but what if you installed a font that doesn’t work of you just don’t like? The process of uninstalling fonts is just as simple as the installation part. All you have to do is navigate to Control Panel, find the Fonts folder, find the font you want to uninstall, click on it and at the top of the screen, you have the Delete button (this also works with Right Click -> Delete on the font you want).