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Adding Google Fonts to Affinity iPad apps

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Being a font nerd, it would be so great, and incredibly useful if all the Affinity apps for iPad were able to seamlessly import free Google Fonts. The free app Fontasy is able to do this already with various apps, including LumaFusion and ProCreate. Sadly Affinity apps are not on the list for saving fonts to. Please allow this functionality in AffinityPhoto and AffinityDesigner (and by extension the AffinityPublisher for iPad which will be available one day.) 

Thank you and keep the awesome flowing! 

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, Trace. :)

27 minutes ago, Trace said:

The free app Fontasy is able to do this already with various apps, including LumaFusion and ProCreate. Sadly Affinity apps are not on the list for saving fonts to.

What’s the attraction of “saving fonts to” a limited list of apps, rather than installing configuration profiles which will make the fonts available to every app on your iPad? :/


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.3.155 • Designer for iPad 1.7.3.1 • iOS 12.4.1 (iPad Air 2)

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Good point. However fonts can be installed/shared into apps is fine by me. Fontasy is just one option I saw that allows import specifically into LumaFusion. I discovered also that ProCreate is one on the share list. 

Now, to answer my own question, I just found a workaround for Affinity: I can use Fontasy to add fonts to a folder on my iCloud account by adding to the Folder app. Then within an Affinity iPad app, I go to Preferences/Fonts and select the Cloud icon and select the font in that folder. What’s cool is once you do this in one Affinity app (say Designer) it automatically adds those fonts to Affinity Photo. So you can use any means to get fonts into a Cloud folder, then import them into Affinity. So essentially, problem solved. ;~) 

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While I install profiles to be available system wide, unless for a typeface I know I will only use once in an app :3_grin: hoping Apple adds categories/albums to the font manager in iPadOS.


Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo (iPadOS 13 Public Beta, iPad Pro 12.9” - 3rd & 2nd Gen)

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