You will now be able to install fonts using WinGet on Windows 11 and 10

Enable seamless font installation and management

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You will now be able to install fonts using WinGet on Windows 11 and 10

If you use WinGet often to install and manage apps on your Windows computer, there is good news! Soon, you will be able to install and manage fonts, including third-party ones, as Microsoft is working to add support for font management.

In an official post on GitHub, Demitrius Nelon, the Windows Package Manager, confirmed that they are considering adding support for installing and managing fonts using WinGet.

Here is what the official discussion post on GitHub mentioned:

Hey all, I’ve started digging into what it would look like to support managing fonts using WinGet. I’ve reached out to a few folks to get some feedback on this, and I wanted to keep the “noise” out of the Issue:

I don’t think we want to treat them the same way we do with portable packages due to the way WinGet creates entries for portable apps like Microsoft.NuGet in Apps & Features.

I’ve been looking at a few different references like:

I’ve also been thinking about the implications of adding them to the WinGet Community Repository and how that has implications on the size of the PreIndexed cache.

One of the more popular sites (Nerd Fonts) already has a decent collection of fonts for us to potentially evaluate when we get to the point of supporting an experimental feature for managing fonts.

Since we’re likely to be enumerating over a directory “C:\Windows\Fonts” and each file can have its own version, I’m expecting some additional complexity when an upgrade to a font could represent downloading a set of files.

The post mentioned the necessity for a font management solution and discussed the challenges of integrating fonts into WinGet’s framework, mainly concerning per-user fonts and portable app entries.

Some of the important things include how the fonts are versioned and installed. Demitrius Nelon also sought feedback from both the open-source community and Microsoft developers.

The integration of font management in WinGet focuses on providing users with a better user experience. Also, the process of installing fonts could be more streamlined by using the WinGet command-line interface.

If you are wondering how to use Winget and download and install software on your Windows computer, this article will help.

What do you think about this new possible addition to WinGet? Share your views with our readers in the comments section below.

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