What makes a vintage font?
Vintage fonts have been around since the 1930s and were used by movie stars and other prominent figures, such as the Beatles and Elvis Presley, to show off their styles and personality.
These vintage fonts are still used today, but the fonts can be difficult to read in modern browsers.
Here’s how to make them work.
Use your old bookmarks to reference vintage fonts in your documents.
If you’re an avid reader, you probably have a bookmarked folder that holds all the fonts you use to reference them.
If not, you can download fonts from your local library.
To find the fonts, you’ll want to go to the web’s Font Finder tool and search for the word “Vintage.”
You’ll want the font in the folder with a bookmark.
To open it, click the Bookmark button in the top-right corner of the page.
Copy the font name from your bookmarks.
To copy the name of your font, right-click on the bookmark and select Copy .
Copy the file name of the font to your clipboard, then save the file.
You’ll be asked to provide the name.
In the example below, the name is MyFont.txt and I am a font designer, but you can change it to whatever you like.
You can also use the font directly in your document by using the Paste menu item.
To paste the name in, click and hold the Copy key, then click and drag the font file to the document.
Open the web browser’s File Manager tool.
In File Manager, open the Web Browser folder.
Click on the Browse button to search for your bookmarked folders.
Open a new tab or window and navigate to the MyFont folder you saved earlier.
Open Font Finder by navigating to the Folder and clicking the Font Finder icon in the menu bar.
You should see a list of your book-marked folders, along with the font.
Click the + icon to add a new bookmark, then add the name to the bookmarks list.
Open your document.
The font will appear in the font editor.
To add the font as a new font, click on the + symbol at the bottom of the browser toolbar and select the font from the list.
Once the font has been added, you should see the “MyFont.ttf” file in the Browser’s File Library.
Click Open to save the new font to the browser’s clipboard.
If your document already has an old font file, you may be able to find it by right-clicking on the old file and selecting Open Fonts.
If it doesn’t appear, you likely have a folder with all the old fonts.
To edit a folder in your browser’s file manager, click File > Open Folder.
In this example, I am opening MyFont’s Bookmarks folder and selecting MyFont as the font that will be added to the folder.
To rename the folder, I would click on MyFont and select Rename.
To remove a font, I will click on my font and select Remove.
Save your changes.
To save your changes, click Save Changes and select Save Changes.
Your changes will appear on your desktop.
If everything is working, you will have a copy of your old favorite vintage fonts.
You may need to refresh the page to view the changes.
If something doesn’t work, you might need to download the font again to make changes.
Test the font!
If everything works, click OK and go back to the old bookmarked font folder to test it out.
If anything isn’t working, click Cancel and save your work.
If all goes well, your font should work correctly in all modern browsers, including Internet Explorer and Safari.