Figma Supported Fonts and How to Install Missing Fonts in Figma

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Laura Angelica updated on 2020-09-25 16:26:16

While Figma is one of the most popular designing platforms of the present time, it can be a bit complicated to use. For instance, you might find it hard to get compatible Figma fonts for your designs. Since the Figma font helper can have restricted options, a lot of users also install missing fonts in Figma. Don't worry – in this post, I will let you know about the supported Figma fonts and how you can install Figma missing fonts in your account. Let's begin!

What are the Supported Fonts in Figma

Before we learn how to install the Figma font helper, let's have a look at the major fonts you can use. Ideally, the availability of Figma fonts would depend if you are using the web or its desktop application.

Figma fonts for the online application

The web-based application of Figma inherits the entire Google Web Fonts catalog. You can access the Google Web fonts on all the supported browsers like Chrome or Firefox.

The Google Web Fonts catalog might not be that extensive, but it has all the major fonts. As of now, the Figma fonts can be listed under these categories:

  • Serif font family (like Georgia, Times New Roman, and Palatino)
  • Sans Serif font family (like Helvetica, Arial, Gothic, and Futura)
  • Slab Serif font family (like Antique, Clarendon, and Italienne)
  • Monospace font family (like Courier, Courier New, and Lucida Console)
  • Script font family (like Tangerine, Pacifico, and Lobster)
  • Handwritten font family (like Permanent Marker and Gloria Hallelujah)
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Source: Figma

Figma Desktop Fonts

If you are using the desktop application of Figma, then you can access more local fonts as well. Apart from the Google Web Fonts toolkit, you can also use the native fonts provided by your Mac or Windows PC respectively.


How to Install Figma Font Helper or Fix Missing Fonts

If you are using its desktop application, then you can take the assistance of Figma font helper to import local fonts from your computer. Apart from that, there is also a provision to fix Figma missing fonts that you should know.

Install Figma Fonts on your Computer

You can take the assistance of Figma font helper to easily get various installed fonts from your computer (Windows or Mac) to the application in the following way.

  1. Firstly, just launch Figma and click on your avatar to visit its Accounts Settings option.
  2. Once the Account Settings section is opened, scroll down, and click on the "Fonts" tab.
  3. From the available options, just click on the "Download Installer to enable local fonts" button.
  4. This will simply launch the interface of the Figma Font Helper toolkit. You can now follow a simple click-through process to automatically install Figma fonts from your computer.
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Source: Vimeo

Note:

From here, you can also choose the Figma Adobe fonts if you already have the Adobe Fonts toolkit installed on your computer.


How to Fix Figma Missing Fonts

If you have imported designs from any other application, then you can encounter missing fonts in Figma. Thankfully, the Figma font helper tool will let you automatically replace them with their closest match.

1. Any missing font style in Figma would be replaced by the "A?" icon. To access this feature, you can just go to the top-right corner and click on the missing font icon.

 figma fonts preview

Source: Figma

2. Now, the Figma Font helper will launch a dedicated window with all the missing fonts. You can just select the font and pick their closest replacement (suggested by Figma).

3. Afterward, click on the "Replace Fonts" button so that the Figma font helper will automatically fix all the missing fonts in your design.

figma missing fonts

Source: Figma


The Best Alternative to Figma

Since working with Figma fonts can be a bit complicated, you can consider using Wondershare Mockitt. It is an extremely user-friendly and professional designing app that you can access online or on your desktop.

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Supported fonts:

On Mockitt, you can already browse a wide range of available fonts. Therefore, there won't be any need to install or import a font toolkit. Mockitt supports 22 fonts and 88 font styles and it will continue adding more fonts. Here are some of the fonts that are supported by Mockitt:

  • Roboto
  • Open Scans
  • Lato
  • Playfair Display
  • Source Scans Pro
  • Montserrat
  • Nunito

Other features:

  • On Mockitt, you will find a wide range of features to customize the formatting and overall appearance of your designs.
  • You can access Mockitt online on any browser and use the wide range of widgets that it supports.
  • There is also an extensive library on Mockitt to help you explore tons of templates, presets, and other designs.
  • You can also include animations, interactions, links, etc. in your designs to improve their fidelity.
  • Users can get a preview of their projects and can further export them into different formats.

Here are some simple steps that you can take to work on various fonts and designs on Mockitt.

Step 1: Launch a new project

To begin with, you can just go to your Mockitt dashboard and click on the "Create > Prototype" option. Now, you can just add a new project to get a working canvas.

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Step 2: Work on Mockitt Fonts

Once a new canvas is opened, you can find all kinds of widgets on the sidebar. From the floating shortcuts on the right, select the build-in widgets, and drag-and-drop a text field to your canvas.

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Now, you can just click on the text widget to give it a caption. On the sidebar, you can find different formatting options. For instance, you can go to the Sidebar > Text panel to change its fonts and overall appearance.

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In the same way, you can use any other widget in Mockitt and further customize it the way you like.

Step 3: Share and Preview your project

If you are happy with the results, then you can share the project with others by getting its link or a QR code. You can also get a preview of your design or export it in different formats.

figma fonts preview

There you go! I'm sure that after reading this post, you would be able to work on various Figma fonts or fix the Figma missing fonts issue. Though, if you are looking for a simpler alternative, then you can try Wondershare Mockitt. A resourceful and online tool, it is equipped with tons of features, meeting every designing need of yours in no time.

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