Import fonts from your FontExplorer library
If FontExplorer organised your font files you can find them in the FontExplorer font folder. This folder is typically located here: /Users/<username>/FontExplorer X/Font Library
Choose> in FontExplorer to find out where the font folder is located if it’s not stored in the standard location.
Typeface can import fonts from any location, so you can import this Font Library folder directly into Typeface. Choose> > and navigate to the Font Library folder, or drag and drop the Font Library folder to the Typeface window. Your font files will stay inside the Font Library folder, Typeface only links to that folder to import the fonts.
If you’d rather want to store your font files in a different location you can move (or copy) the fonts to a different folder on your Mac. Then import the new font folder into Typeface by dragging it to the Typeface window, or by choosing> >
Import your FontExplorer sets
Already neatly organized your entire font library using FontExplorer? Don’t worry, your sets can be migrated to Typeface tags so you can continue with the same font collections.
- Quit FontExplorer X
- Open Typeface
- Choose > > > from the Typeface main menu
- Typeface automatically selects your FontExplorer X.fexdb if it’s located in the default folder
- Press Import to extract sets from the selected .fexdb data
If your .fexdb is not available you can also explicitly export your font sets from FontExplorer:
- Open FontExplorer X
- Create a local backup > >
- Export the sets but not the font files
- You’ll get a .fexconfig file
- Open Typeface
- Choose > > >
- Navigate to your exported .fexconfig file
Typeface will show you the extracted sets from your FontExplorer data. If there are multiple categories you can choose which sets you want to import.
Your sets will be converted to tags and will be attached to currently imported fonts. So make sure you import your fonts first, then import the tags. You can always repeat these steps to reimport tags from your FontExplorer library.