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Introduction

Requirements

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The minimum requirements for using the font are:

  • a machine with a running operating system
  • a text editor of your choice
  • the mqsd.zip file

Font Files

Unzip the mqsd.zip file somewhere on your computer. The contents of the font folder should be:

  • mqsd.ttf
  • userguide.pdf
  • license.txt

License

The font is free for both personal and commercial use. Enjoy!

Font Installation

Mac OS

Mac OS X recognizes TrueType (.ttf) and OpenType (.otf) fonts but not the PC bitmap (.fon) fonts.

 

 

Mac OS X 10 or above

Unzip the mqsd.zip file somewhere on your computer.

Open the mqsd.ttf file and click Install font

 

 

Other versions of Mac OS X

Unzip the mqsd.zip file somewhere on your computer.

Option 1: If you want the font installed for all users copy the mqsd.ttf file into the /Library/Fonts folder.

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Option 2: If you want the font installed for you only copy the mqsd.ttf file into the /Users/Your_username/Library/Fonts folder.

 

 

Mac OS 9 or earlier

This version is not supported by default so you have to convert the font before using it.

Unzip the mqsd.zip file somewhere on your computer.

Convert the mqsd.ttf file using one of the tools available here.

Drag the converted font file into the System folder and you will be prompted with the option to add it to the Fonts folder.

Windows

Windows is able to manage approximately 1000 fonts.

Applications usually have to load all installed fonts in order to run so avoid having too many fonts installed at once.

 

 

Windows 7, 8 and Vista

Unzip the mqsd.zip file somewhere on your computer.

Option 1: Select the mqsd.ttf file and Right-click > Install

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Option 2: Open the mqsd.ttf file and click Install

 

 

Other versions of Windows

Unzip the mqsd.zip file somewhere on your computer.

Copy the mqsd.ttf file into the Fonts folder, usually located in C:\Windows\ or C:\WINNT\

Linux

Unzip the mqsd.zip file somewhere on your computer.

Option 1: Copy the mqsd.ttf to fonts:// in the File Manager.

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Option 2: Go into the /home folder, select View > Show Hidden Files from the menu, then copy the mqsd.ttf file in hidden .fonts folder. If the folder does not exist, create it.

Using the Font

With a Software

You may need to relaunch the target application in order to use a new font.

Proceed as usual. The font should appear in your software's font combo-box.

For a Website

If a webpage uses a font that is not installed on the visitor's machine, it will be replaced with the browser's default font.

Embed the font in your webpages using the CSS3 @font-face property.

A list of standard (default / web safe) fonts is available here.

In Emails & Instant Messengers

Your correspondent can only view the fonts installed on his/her computer.

If possible, avoid sending an email or an instant message using a non-standard font.

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Make sure your correspondent also has the font installed. Otherwise he/she will see the message with the default font.

Nothing is Working

Step 1: Relaunch the target application after installing the font.

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Step 2: Make sure you copied the mqsd.ttf file (and not the mqsd.zip file) into the Fonts folder.

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Step 3: Restart your computer.

Bonus Section: Create Your Own Font

Basic Requirements

  • some technical skills
  • inspiration :)
  • appropriate software - available here

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