Your fonts should now be installed and will appear in the menu of every application that uses a font menu.
Windows 7 Font Installation
Double-click on the font file to open the preview window. Click the Install button located in the top part of the preview window. Font is now installed.
* Multiple font formats may be included with your font download. You only need to use one format. In most cases, you will be using TrueType fonts for your PC unless OpenType is available or is the only option.
Macintosh Download Instructions
If you are installing the font(s) from a CD, proceed to the Installation. If you have downloaded the font from the P22 website, you are required to UNSTUFF the downloaded file prior to installation. This requires the use of Stuffit Expander. This is a free application and can be downloaded from http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/index.html
. If you are using Stuffit Expander for the first time or are having difficulty opening your file, proceed as follows:
- Open Stuffit Expander and choose EXPAND from the FILE MENU.
- When the Open File Dialog box opens, select the font file to unstuff and select OPEN.
- The folder containing the font(s) to install will now appear in the same location as the stuffed file or as specified in the stuffit Expander preferences.
- Unstuff the file using Stuffit Expander.
OSX 10.5 Users - Font downloads for the MACINTOSH platform are provided in .sit or .sea.hqx format and require Stuffit Expander. If you do not have a version installed on your computer, it is a free application that can be downloaded here: http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/stuffit/expander.html
- On your computer there are 2 possible locations to install fonts:
• /Users/<your_username>/Library/Fonts (Where '<your_username>' is your login user name)
Drag the fonts into one of the folders* (Note: you may not have access privileges to install in the /Library Fonts folder, in this case install in your /Users Fonts folder.)
or—Using a third party font management utility, please follow manufacturers instructions.
Your fonts should now be installed and will appear in the menu of every application that uses a font menu. The fonts will be listed alphabetically (under "P") along with all other fonts. If they are not please refer to our menu name section.
* Multiple font formats may be included with your font download. You only need to use one format. Either the basic OpenType (if available) or TrueType format is the best option.
• To Install into FontBook:
Open FontBook and choose Add Fonts from the FILE Menu.
• To Install into a third party font management utility, please follow manufacturers instructions.
(note: P22 does not offer support for 3rd party font management utility)
• To Install for MAC OS 8 or 9:
Drag the specified font files into the Fonts Folder located within the System Folder.
• Pro Fonts
For full support of all OpenType Pro features in the Adobe Creative Suite applications, the OpenType fonts should be installed into the: MacHD→Library→Application Support→Adobe→Fonts folder
General Font Installation Tips/FAQ:
Determine the appropriate font format for your needs.
The three main formats that are included with P22 fonts are TrueType, PostScript and OpenType (basic and pro). While many of our fonts include all 3 formats, there are many variations within our titles. The format options for each font is contained on our website on each font page. Generally, TrueType or Opentype (basic) will function properly on both Macintosh and PC platforms and with most, if not all applications. Just make sure that you choose the correct platform (MAC or WIN) when ordering. PostScript or Type 1 fonts are offered as a legacy option and P22 no longer offers this platform with new releases as of 2008.
In order to ensure the proper installation of your font and to avoid system conflicts and performance issues, be sure that only one platform is installed for any given font.
I just placed an order, where's my font?
At the time that you place your on-line order, you will be directed to a "Thank You" page that contains the links to download your font(s). The files are only available for 2 hours after the order is placed.
If you have clicked the links, but cannot locate your file, you will need to check the preferences contained in your browser applications (Explorer, Firefox, etal) to locate the destination for your downloads.
If you are paying with PAYPAL, you will receive an order confirmation via e-mail with directions to the links. If you do not receive the confirmation, please contact P22.
I just downloaded a font to my MAC and I can't open the file.
P22 delivers all Macintosh formatted softgoods using file compression (.sit, .sea or .sea.hqx) that requires StuffitExpander to access the data contained within. StuffitExpander is a 3rd party application that can be downloaded for free. The current location is:
If you are unable to Expand the files using Stuffit, try the following:
- Open Stuffit Expander
- Choose EXPAND from the File Menu (this will open a dialog box)
- Locate and select the file on the desktop that you would like to expand.
- You can now set the Preferences in Stuffit to Expand your files as specified.
I just downloaded a font to my PC and I can't open the file.
P22 delivers all Windows formatted softgoods using file compression that requires users to UNZIP the files prior to the installation. To Unzip the file:
- Save or move your softgood on to the desktop.
- Right click the zipped file and choose EXTRACT ALL to enable the Extraction Wizard.
- Follow the prompts. It is recommended that you EXTRACT the files to your DESKTOP. This can be specified when you are prompted to "Select a Destination" for the extracted files.
- The font can now be installed. Refer to Windows Installation Instructions for Windows and Windows Vista USERS.
Should I just install all files that came with my download?
No. Never install more than one format of the same font and be sure to install the content(s) of the desired font format folder and not the folder itself. Also, the rest of the contents are support documents that will do no good in your fonts folder.
I can't find my P22 font in my Microsoft Word menu?
P22 currently is comprised of 5 divisions- P22 type foundry, IHOF, Sherwood Collection, Lanston Type Collection and the Rimmer Type Foundry. When installing fonts from these collections, they will be listed alphabetically in your font menus, under the following name/prefixes:
P22 (P22, IHOF and Sherwood)
I just bought a Pro font but it also includes a basic Opentype (OTF) format. Is it OK to install both the the Pro and Basic formats?
Yes. The Pro and Basic OpenType fonts are intended for different applications. Please refer to Basic OpenType vs Pro OpenType. For Macintosh users, please refer to P22 Macintosh Macintosh Download Instructions.
Installing your fonts into FontBook or other 3rd party font manager?
Font managers such as Font Book and Linotype Font Xplorer are great tools for those who have an extensive amount of fonts on their computers. All P22 fonts should function properly within the various 3rd party managers. If a font will not install within a 3rd party manager, we do recommend that you try to first install your fonts within your systems' font folder before contacting P22 as per the P22 Installation Instructions. If the font does install and does appear in your various application font menus, their maybe a possible system conflict with your font management software. P22 does not offer support for 3rd part font management.
I can't get my MAC formatted font to work on the PC (or visa versa)?
P22 does not offer support for cross-platform compatibility issues.
Installing your fonts from a floppy disk?
If you have a floppy disk drive, the font data may still be usable. If not, call P22 to order an upgrade. 1.800.722.5080
see: P22 Font File Replacement & Upgrade
Installing your fonts from a locking code CD?
Several P22 fonts were contained on CDs that required a code to unlock the data. This stock has been discontinued and requires an upgrade. Please call P22 to order the upgrade. 1.800.722.5080
Basic OpenType vs Pro OpenType
The OpenType format was developed jointly by Adobe and Microsoft with the goal of creating a highly stable and reliable font format that can be used cross-platform on any MAC running OSX and Windows systems beginning with Windows 98 (including ME, XP and Vista). Linux systems also support Opentype as well. The basic OpenType format offers more or less the same features as PostScript and TrueType formats and can contain a character set with a maximum of 256 glyphs. They are suited for document and general application usage, including Microsoft Word. Apple, Adobe and Microsoft are in the process of phasing out TrueType and PostScript formats. P22 is moving towards an exclusive OpenType release schedule.
Fonts designated as "Pro" on our website contain a special kind of OpenType file that does require compatibility with very specific applications, specifically, Adobe Creative Suite and Quark 7 (or recent). A Pro OpenType format is capable of supporting expanded character sets containing thousands of characters or glyphs. This allows for the inclusion of many extra features such as ligatures, small caps, swashes, and ornaments within a single font. In addition to providing layout features for good typography, OpenType offers support for greater linguistic support. Pro fonts can add a full range of accented characters to support central and eastern European languages, such as Turkish and Polish. Some Pro fonts also contain Cyrillic and Greek character extensions in the same font.
I've got Adobe CS, where are these special characters contained in the Pro fonts?
To access these features in Adobe CS go to Type Palette [window/ type and tables/ character]. The small arrow in the upper right shows options for small caps, ligatures, etc., and, in the OpenType sub-menu, you can access other features such as contextual alternates (which is turned on by default), ornaments, swash, etc. To activate a feature, click on it (a check mark will show it has been activated); clicking it again will turn it off. Features that are grayed-out or in brackets are not available. You can apply features to a single character or to an entire document, depending on what is selected when the feature is checked. Even among applications that do support OpenType features, there is some disparity between applications in what features are supported. Another way of accessing glyphs is through the glyph palette. In Adobe CS products, this is located in windows/ type and tables/ glyphs. The glyph palette can show you all the characters in a font, which glyphs are accessed by a particular layout feature or available alternates to a selected glyph. For more information of how to use OpenType in Adobe CS programs, check here: http://store.adobe.com/type/opentype/main.html