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How to install both Desktop Fonts and Web Fonts? [Mac]


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Hello everyone,

 

I recently purchased some fonts and in one of the font families I have both Desktop Fonts and Web Fonts

 

When I want to add both types of a single font it says that they are duplicates.

 

1) even though one extension is .ttf and the other .otf

2) even if I change the file name of one of the files (so that both the file name and the extension is different) I still get the same problem

 

Is there a way to have both a Desktop and a Web version of the same font?

I need the Web for designing websites (obviously :) ) but I would like to take advantage of the ligatures and other versions of some letters that the font designers have designed for print and avertising applications and I do need the Desktop .otf version as well.

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards

Boyan

 

 

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20 minutes ago, trifonovdesign said:

I recently purchased some fonts and in one of the font families I have both Desktop Fonts and Web Fonts

TTF and OTF are both desktop font types. WOFF is essentially TTF/OTF with compression and added metadata.

22 minutes ago, trifonovdesign said:

even if I change the file name of one of the files (so that both the file name and the extension is different) I still get the same problem [of a duplicate being reported]

Changing the file name doesn’t change the font name stored within the file.

24 minutes ago, trifonovdesign said:

I need the Web for designing websites (obviously :) ) but I would like to take advantage of the ligatures and other versions of some letters that the font designers have designed for print and avertising applications and I do need the Desktop .otf version as well.

Install the OTF version for use with the Affinity apps and tackle the website question separately. There are various ways to embed fonts for use on web pages, but since the Affinity apps don’t offer HTML output there’s no point in worrying about that aspect at this stage.

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9 hours ago, Alfred said:

Install the OTF version for use with the Affinity apps and tackle the website question separately. There are various ways to embed fonts for use on web pages, but since the Affinity apps don’t offer HTML output there’s no point in worrying about that aspect at this stage.

Thank you so much for this solution!

 

9 hours ago, Alfred said:
10 hours ago, trifonovdesign said:

I recently purchased some fonts and in one of the font families I have both Desktop Fonts and Web Fonts

TTF and OTF are both desktop font types. WOFF is essentially TTF/OTF with compression and added metadata.

It was a bundle of fonts. The company had organized it in such a way: there was a Web Font folder with the .TTF fonts :) That is why I asked the question.

 

9 hours ago, Alfred said:

Changing the file name doesn’t change the font name stored within the file.

Good to know! :) 

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