macos – Can you install fonts by symlinking them into ~/Library/Fonts?

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Yes, you can still install fonts by moving or copying them into the user's Library/Fonts folder, without recourse to Font Book.
Rebooting should not be necessary, though most apps will need to relaunch to update their font menus.

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They can even be inside subfolders, if you want to organize them.

macOS supports most modern font formats: ttf, ttc, otf, dfont. Apple described Type 1 PostScript fonts as ‘legacy', which should be a warning that support will be removed at some point.

Symlinks to fonts in other locations may not work.

Author: Subham

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