How to get Adobe Typekit fonts

POSTED BY   Tim Pfeifer
24. January 2017

I do not know if you already heard about Adobe’s platform Typekit. It is a marketplace for fonts. Adobe Typekit offers thousands of fonts in a great library on a subscription basis or to purchase. Check out their homepage if you want to know more.

The fonts are synchronized through the Adobe Creative Cloud Client. That means you cannot use them in other software like Word. To install your downloaded fonts, navigate to their folder:

Windows: C:\Users<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CoreSync\plugins\livetype\r\
OSX: Macintosh HD/Users/YOURNAME/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CoreSync/plugins/livetype/.r/

Copy the content of the folder to a safe place on your computer, for example, the desktop. On Windows add the extension “.ttf” to the file. On OSX you don’t need to do that. Now you can install the fonts.

I wrote a simple program, which renames every font to her name and adds the right extension. You can download the source code here.

To use it just download the program here. Java must be installed. Navigate to the file RenameAdobeTypekitFonts.jar with your console. Start the program with the following command:

That is it. All fonts are located in the newly created folder export.

Edit: Due to a DMCA request from Adobe I had to take down the project on Github.


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  1. Vital

    Thanks for explanation. Very useful
    for designer in some cases.

  2. James

    Where can we get a copy?

    1. Tim Pfeifer

      Hi James, you can Download the source code from here. Inside you will find the compiled jar. But I cannot tell you if the program still works.

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