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How can I add new font?

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There is a nice font I wish to use, but I cannot find it in the font list. Is there any way to add it?

It's about the font "Myriad Pro", which is available in the Office Apps.

asked Mar 30, 2012 in Help by almso (120 points)
retagged Jun 11, 2012 by michael

1 Answer

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Myriad Pro is an Open Type Font and, as the following discussion suggests, Open Type Fonts are not supported before Java 7: http://www.java.net/node/690921. Since the default yEd installer comes with Java 6, you have to delete the bundled version and install version 7 separately.

In detail, delete the folder 'jre' from 'C:\Program Files (x86)\yWorks\yEd', download the 'Java SE Runtime Environment 7u3' from Oracle (or any more recent version) and install it.

answered Mar 30, 2012 by michael [yWorks] (26,550 points)
edited Jun 13, 2012 by michael
In case anyone is wondering, the method Michael proposed works for *all* OTF fonts, not just Myriad Pro. Thanks for the answer!

Maybe yWorks should consider bundling Java 7 with yEd?
Thanks for the clarification, I changed my post accordingly.

Since Java 7 is now the default version available on java.com, we will upgrade the bundled version soon, too.
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