How to rename a font file

Written by jason jensen
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How to rename a font file
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Every font on your computer has a corresponding file that contains the design instructions for that set of characters. Each font file has a unique file name that usually matches the name of the font. Sometimes the file name and the font name may not be the same. Font files can be renamed just like any other kind of file on your computer. When you rename a font file, it will change the name displayed for that font in your applications.

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  1. 1

    Open the "Fonts" folder located in "C:\Windows\Fonts."

  2. 2

    Right-click on the font file and select "Rename."

  3. 3

    Type in the new name for the font, and then press "Enter." Enter your administrator password if you are prompted to.

  1. 1

    Open the font folder containing the font you want to rename. There are four standard fonts folders stored on Mac OS X.

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    Click on the font once, and click on the file name. The text will become editable.

  3. 3

    Type in the new name for the font, and then press "Enter."

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