If you're trying to install a font on your Windows computer and it looks like your font only includes a character map, don't worry - you may have a third-party program called Character Map UWP installed on your computer.
This is what a font file will look like if you have the program installed:
If you open this file you will see this:
When this program was installed on your computer it set itself as the default program for opening font files, which is why your font is labelled character map rather than a font file.
This is not necessarily a problem, but it does mean that you will have to install your fonts in a slightly different way. Here's how:
- Open Font Settings by typing font settings into the search tool, and then click on font settings.
- You should see a window like this:
- Drag and drop the font file like so:
- That's it - your font is installed!
Generally speaking, we recommend uninstalling Character Map UWP as this will make font installation easier. Here is how you can do this
- Type in character map to the search tool - you will probably see two results - click on the arrow that circled in the picture below.
- Now, click on this arrow below:
- Hit uninstall.
- Click uninstall again and you're done!
If you look at your font file, you'll no longer see the character map like you did before - you will be able to install it as usual.
If you need any further assistance with this issue, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.