Resources

🔠 Color Fonts (OpenType-SVG)

Summary: Color fonts (or OpenType-SVG fonts) give type a realistic look but have limited software support. Learn about them below. For more information about fonts, check out the other articles in this series: 
Installing FontsTroubleshooting Fonts • Using Fonts with Special Features (OpenType) • Using Webfonts

This OpenType-SVG Font can be purchased from bloomxxvi.

OpenType-SVG fonts - or color fonts - are the latest technology in type! With color fonts, your type can not only be multi-color: Color fonts can make your text take on realistic, artistic textures, or add spirit and depth. You can read more about color fonts on our blog, and you can check out some of our color fonts here!

Color fonts still have limited software support. Color fonts are commonly used in Adobe software, but only certain versions will support and allow you to use them: 

Software Earliest Version to Support Color Fonts
Adobe Photoshop 18.0 (CC 2017) 
Adobe Illustrator 22.0.0 (CC 2018) 
Adobe InDesign 13.0.1 (CC 2019)

You can see a complete list of software that supports color fonts here

If you have this supported software, after unzipping the file, just install your color font as you would a normal font.

Can I install and use OpenType-SVG / color fonts on my computer if I don't have the latest software?
If you don't have software that supports color fonts installed on your computer, unfortunately you will not be able to use OpenType-SVG fonts. However, many of our color font products also offer normal OpenType or TrueType versions of the color font that you can use in any software that supports type, so be sure to check the description in the product listing!

Did this article answer your question?

0 out of 0 found this helpful