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How do I add fonts to Adobe XD?

Community Beginner ,
Jun 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019

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Fonts installed on my PC aren't showing up in Adobe XD, how do I add them?

Edit: I should clarify when I say installed I mean activated via a font manager (FontBase, NexusFont, etc.) They show up in Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

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New Here , Sep 18, 2019 Sep 18, 2019
I was having a VERY hard time with Adobe XD finding the fonts I activated with FontBase, BUT I have found the unusual solution to fix that problem by simply — Go to Settings (it should be a vertical ellipsis "…") in FontBase Change the Root folder location to "C:/FontBase" (or C:\FontBase — not sure if it's front or backslash) Very strange that Adobe XD didn't find my fonts to the default location FontBase put it (originally located in "C:\Users\%PROFILE%\FontBase"), so changing that location s...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 01, 2019 Jul 01, 2019

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Hi, on which computer are you working? Windows or Mac Os?

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 01, 2019 Jul 01, 2019

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WIndows 10.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 01, 2019 Jul 01, 2019

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I wonder if it is because XD compacts the fonts.
Can you confirm if the whole font family is missing or is it just that you don't see the additional options in the initial Font Choice Drop Down.

For example in my Font Manager I can see Book Antiqua, Book Antiqua Bold, Book Antiqua Bold Italic, Book Antiqua Italic.
When I'm in XD all I see is Book Antiqua, but then in one of the drop downs I can choose between Bold, Italic, Bold Italic.

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New Here ,
Sep 18, 2019 Sep 18, 2019

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I was having a VERY hard time with Adobe XD finding the fonts I activated with FontBase, BUT I have found the unusual solution to fix that problem by simply —

 

  • Go to Settings (it should be a vertical ellipsis "…") in FontBase
  • Change the Root folder location to "C:/FontBase" (or C:\FontBase — not sure if it's front or backslash)

 

Very strange that Adobe XD didn't find my fonts to the default location FontBase put it (originally located in "C:\Users\%PROFILE%\FontBase"), so changing that location solved my issue.

 

Hopefully, this helps a lot of you out there!

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New Here ,
Nov 19, 2019 Nov 19, 2019

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It worked very well for me. Not Ideal, but it's a fix for now.

Thanks a lot!

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Explorer ,
Nov 27, 2019 Nov 27, 2019

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Oh well, I did have problems with this before, believe this had been fixed (and is stated in the changelogs of both apps as far as I remember), hadn't used XD for a while, only to find it doesn't work anymore again. Thanks for the 'fix', that does it now!

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New Here ,
Sep 23, 2020 Sep 23, 2020

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Thank you very much, you have saved my sanity! 😄 

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New Here ,
Sep 23, 2020 Sep 23, 2020

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You are welcome 😊

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New Here ,
Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Thank you! I was wondering why the fonts couldn't load and found this solution to still be the answer. 

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New Here ,
Jun 07, 2021 Jun 07, 2021

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well, that is a great fix finally... thanks for saving me some bucks with Figma membership

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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Brilliant, this is a big help, thank you!

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Explorer ,
Mar 22, 2020 Mar 22, 2020

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Thanks so much for this answer. You just solved a major gripe I had with XD even though it's a workaround

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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We are happy that your problem with Adobe XD has been resolved. If you need help in the future, contact us 🙂

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New Here ,
May 22, 2020 May 22, 2020

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Unfortunally non of the solutions works for me. I'm on Macos Catalina with latest XD. 

The Fonts are displayed in XD but not in the demos on ios iphone or ipad.

I tried everything mentioned in this threat.  Complete random if a cusstom font (mainly google fonts) works or not. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, sometimes days later. Its impossible to work with clients on projects if they cant see the right fonts. Guess i have to switch to figma or sketch.

 

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New Here ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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whatt???! I L O V E Y O U!! I was tired to look everywhere to find a solution to this!! close XD, close fontbase, open again, restart the computer, crazy solutions! lol
thank you so so much!!

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New Here ,
Aug 03, 2020 Aug 03, 2020

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I can't change it as "/" for the address. As you did?

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Explorer ,
Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Go into fontbase settings. Under Root folder

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New Here ,
Sep 05, 2020 Sep 05, 2020

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I enabled font via https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts  Then, I could see the new font in my adobe Xd

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New Here ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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Hi everyone,

 

this doesn't work for me, I would even prefer to not use Adobe fonts at all and only deal with local ones. I am tired of this s*** that keeps me away from real tasks, considering Figma a little more every day because of that.

Hey Adobe, somebody here ? 

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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This worked for me 

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New Here ,
Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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For this to work though you should be connected with creative cloud with the email you used with xd.

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Explorer ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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The Fontbase trick works until you try including .OTF fonts. For some reason, Adobe XD doesn't recognize OTF fonts

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New Here ,
Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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How do you get to the XD settings on a Mac? There is a font I downloaded to the creative cloud but it didn't upload to XD and I'm trying to follow your instructions but Im new to XD so I will need some guidence.

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