The fonts installed on your computer are accessible via the Figma font selection if the Figma software has been installed on your Mac or Windows PC. To use the fonts you’ve installed, however, you’ll need to install a specific font service app if you’re using the web-based version of Figma. The situation becomes more complicated if you’re using Linux or a Chromebook because you can’t utilize local fonts on either platform and must have your company’s or team’s admin install the font. This wikiHow article will teach you how to check your computer’s font compatibility with Figma and how administrators can set up fonts for all users.
Method 1 of 3 Using the installed fonts on your computer.
1 Get the fonts for your machine installed.
You can utilize installed fonts on your computer in your Figma creations as long as you’re running Windows or macOS. Check that the fonts are correctly installed on your PC or Mac by double-clicking the font file(s) and choosing Install font (Mac) or Install font (PC) (Windows). Local fonts are not supported by Figma on Linux or Chromebooks. Have the administrator of your team or organization install the font you want to use across the board.
2 Set up the font service for Figma (if using Figma on the web).
You can skip this step if you already installed the desktop version of Figma because the service is already set up. If you want to use the installed fonts on your computer when using Figma on the web, you must install this extra service:
Select “Font Installer” and then select your operating system.
To install, double-click the downloaded file.
After installation, open Figma again to make your fonts available.
3 Using the Figma font picker, choose the font.
The fonts you’ve installed will be accessible in the font picker as long as they are installed correctly and you are using the Figma desktop software or font service with the web app.
4 Address font-related problems.
Although Figma can be a little finicky when it comes to typefaces, don’t worry—all font problems are very simple to remedy!
Make sure the font is installed in the correct folder, which is C:WindowsFonts for Windows and /Library/Fonts for macOS, if it isn’t appearing in the Figma font choice.
To utilize an Adobe typeface that is already installed on your computer, you must be logged into Creative Cloud or have recently joined in if you haven’t done so already.
A yellow indicator with a “A” and a question mark indicates that a file has a missing font warning. This means that the editor either used a font that you don’t have or a different version of a typeface that you do have. To display the Missing Fonts panel and choose an alternative font, click the yellow button.
Variable font files, which include multiple font families or styles (bold, light, etc.) in a single font file, are not supported by Figma. On your computer, check the font’s file name for the word “variable”; if you find it there, delete that font and set the static versions of it in its place.
If your local fonts don’t appear while using the web version of Figma, click your profile photo in the top-right corner and choose Settings. Near the top, if the font service is active, you will see “Local fonts are enabled.” If you don’t see this, make sure Figma Daemon, Figma Font Helper, or Figma Font Service are active on your computer by looking at the activity monitor. Try closing and reopening your web browser if none of these appear.
Method 2 of 3 : Adding Fonts to an Organization
1 Launch the Figma document viewer.
You can upload typefaces to your organization and let everyone use them in their projects if your company is a member of the Organization plan. To upload typefaces to the organization, you must be an administrator. Simply launch Figma (either the web or desktop edition) to the built-in file browser to get going.
Only TTF and OTF fonts are supported by Figma; you cannot add web fonts or fonts with file extensions other than.ttf or.otf to your organization. You can upload fonts to a team if you’re not an organization admin or simply want to make the font available to a certain team.
2 Click Admin Settings
It can be found in the file browser’s left side. This starts your Organization’s settings.
3 On the Resources tab, click.
It can be found in the tab row at the top of the page.
4 Select Fonts to Upload.
In the upper-right corner of the website, next to “Search fonts,” is this option. The file browser on your machine will now display.
5 Click Open after choosing a font.
There will be a confirmation screen. If you’d like to upload more than one font at once, select Open while holding down the Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key as you click each font.
You will be required to certify that the chosen font can be used by your business lawfully (s). Verify your font license again if you’re unsure.
6 To add the typefaces, click Upload.
As soon as the fonts are uploaded to your organization, they become instantly accessible to all teams via the font picker.
You’ll get a warning notice if Figma discovers that a font has already been uploaded. If you don’t want to upload the duplicate font, select Skip; otherwise, select Replace if you wish to swap out the current font for this one.
Method 3 of 3 : Adding Fonts to a Team 1
1 Launch the Figma document viewer.
When a typeface is added to a team in Figma, all team members have access to it and can use it on any device. The file browser is the first screen you’ll see after starting Figma (on the web or on a desktop computer).
To upload typefaces to a team, you must be the team administrator.
Only TTF and OTF fonts are supported by Figma; you cannot add web fonts or fonts with file extensions other than.ttf or.otf to your organization.
2 Select the team’s name. It is seen in the left panel.
3 On the Settings tab, click. It’s at the top of the page.
4 Click Manage Shared Fonts. It can be found in the settings list. This is a list of every font that the team has installed right now.
5 Click the plus sign. The top-right corner is where it is. This launches the file browser on your PC.
6 Click Open after choosing a font. There will be a confirmation screen.
If you’d like to upload more than one font at once, select Open while holding down the Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key as you click each font. You will be required to certify that the chosen font can be used by your business lawfully (s). Verify your font license again if you’re unsure.
7. Press Upload. The chosen font(s) will be accessible to all team members in the font picker after the upload is finished.