Content Studio: How do I install additional fonts?

Potential Symptoms

  • How to add additional fonts in Content Studio?
  • Can I add new fonts into my control equipment?

Environment

  • Product: Custom Fonts
  • Component: DMP-8000, DMP-7000
  • Control System: Venus 1500 V4, Venus 7000, Show Control System (SCS), Content Studio

Resolution

  1. For Show Control (Display Studio/Content Studio) computers, copy the downloaded font to a convenient location, then right click and select "Install for all users."
  2. Install the font on any players (DMP 8000, Venus 7000, etc.) being used. For DMP-8000 machines, you'll follow the same steps as Show Control: copy the downloaded font to a convenient location, then right click and select "Install for all users."  For Venus 7000,  save downloaded font into C:/Windows/Fonts on DMP-7000 machines.
  3. Reboot computers.
  4. Open the editing software being used (ie - Content Studio) and browse for the desired font to use.
    • The font must be loaded on both the Display Studio / Content Studio user station(s) and the Digital Media Player machine(s).
    • Some custom fonts can be imported into the software whereas others cannot.  If a font does not appear in Content Studio, it could be corrupt or unsupported. If it appears to have installed in Windows, reference Font installs but not recognized by Content Studio for a potential resolution.
    • Be sure you are on Show Control version 26+ if you are experiencing difficult with some font style variants appearing in Content Studio and not others. (i.e. the bold version is showing but the condensed version is not).

For more information on loading fonts, refer to the following:

Daktronics Show Control System Media File Recommendations, DD2175346 lists the True Type Fonts that have been qualified and are pre-loaded on each system.

KB ID: DD2128307


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