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Font Managers that still work with Figma Windows app?

March 5, 2018 at 10:18pm
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Font Managers that still work with Figma Windows app?

March 5, 2018 at 10:18pm
I have been using FontExpert for years as a font viewer manager. This Font manager works for every other app and used to work with figma but has stopped working a few weeks ago. Temporarily installing fonts so I don't end up with thousands of fonts to select from and taking up memory is something I require. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
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March 6, 2018 at 9:22am
Does fontbase work for you with Figma Windows App?. Doesn't work for me. It installs the fonts and i can use them in other apps, just not in Figma. Same for me on work anmd home Win Pcs
Probably it's bc Adobe apps are Win32 and Figma is just a electron web app
Sorry about that, I'll do my best to get an answer to you asap.
To be clear. Fonts managed by font manager or Adobe/typekit DID WORK in figma up to about a few weeks/month ago
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March 7, 2018 at 8:08am
I can still use fonts in figma via fontbase on win10. However, I need to restart my pc after installing new fonts. Its frustrating but it
Works :)
What that's nuts, tho Adobe and Figma both does it too but it only needs app restarts. Would be cool if they fix that, while youre running Figma and you install new fonts, it should work
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March 7, 2018 at 11:15pm
Having to Restart your pc to install a font IS nuts. I've never had to do this before. Restarting the app is bad enough. Id just like to know what changed for font managers to no longer work for me in figma...on both my PC's

April 12, 2018 at 9:16pm
Still no answer on this. no font managers I've tried work on either of my PC,s. This used to work fine. Typkit sync works but other fonts have to be installed permanently to work. Lots of Figma peeps have asked about this (including an email from Dylan) but no one has given an answer.
Hey everyone, third party font managers have never been officially supported and are not expected to work properly right now with Figma.
We understand how important this is to all of you and it's definitely something we hope to support in the future!
However, locally installed fonts and Adobe Typekit are expected to work, if you have a problem with either of these please contact us via the help widget in Figma so we can look into it.never been officially supported and are not expected to work properly right now with Figma.

April 29, 2018 at 7:55pm
figma Vs fontbase.
It does not take the font folders except the original in windows. It's normal?

May 10, 2018 at 11:40am
First thanks for an actual standpoint from figma If its not supported Its weird how no one else says they have this problem...and how come figma used to work with font managers then stopped working?
Surely other designers still use font managers. Designers I work with claim it works for them but fonts stopped working on all 3 computers I use at the same time.

August 6, 2018 at 11:29pm
Are you still having trouble with this? The desktop app should work with all font managers although you will have to right-click the tab and select Reload whenever you activate more fonts.
I'm using the Installed Figma app.
Just tried again with two different font managers.
Closed and restarted Figma both times.
No Dice. On Two different Windows 10 machines
If been hard installing fonts which i don't like doing for obvious reasons.
Figma finds fonts 'synced' from Typkit and Monotype, Just not local fonts installed with font managers

December 10, 2018 at 12:54pm
Is there any update on this? I'm using FontBase manager and Figma doesn't recognize any font I put in.
I tried restarting Figma, but nothing happens. 🤷‍♂️
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December 17, 2018 at 3:41pm
In my case, I use Windows 10 and I also use the Desktop version in both computers. In one computer the file opens perfectly fine, on the other, Figma changes the font from Museo to Roboto. I then realised that the one with problems had the Museo family instaled in .OTF and in the other computer that is working fine had the .TTF version of the Museo family fonts installed, so maybe that is the problem.
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January 30, 2019 at 6:15pm
Just want to bump and +1 this feature.
Windows has been notoriously rubbish with font management over the years but FontBase is very nice.
I'm unsure of the logic involved as these font managers don't install fonts in a native fashion but it would be brilliant if Figma could work with such font management tools. A real game changer.
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April 19, 2019 at 12:56am
Bumping this! FontBase on Win10 support please ty
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June 10, 2019 at 9:00pm
Bumping again for FontBase support! I do not use Figma and this is the ONLY feature barring me from doing so! I'm confined to Illustrator because I do not want thousands of fonts installed on my machine at all times.
This is a must-have feature for many designers.
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June 12, 2019 at 6:08pm
We're moving all of our feature requests to our support platform. Would you mind following the steps here to submit this? Thanks.

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July 16, 2019 at 1:43pm
We're working on fixing this! Please check out

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