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Fonts that aren't available for desktop sync

Typekit desktop syncing launched with hundreds of font families from some of our top-tier foundries. More fonts will become available for sync in the future.

If you would like a font that isn’t available to sync in your desktop applications, you'll need to acquire a desktop license from the foundry. Each font detail page includes a link to where you can buy an installable version of the font from the font’s designer or owner.

Screenshot of the font detail page point out the link to more information about the font

Desktop fonts for alternate families

Some of the web fonts in the Typekit library are separated into multiple families, such as Proxima Nova and Proxima Nova Alt. These fonts were added to the Typekit library when web browsers were only beginning to explore CSS support for OpenType features, and so Typekit worked with the foundry to create different versions of the font family. This made it possible for users to access the small caps, lowercase numbers, and alternate characters in the font.

This limitation doesn’t typically exist in design applications, which support OpenType’s typographic features more reliably than web browsers, so the desktop version of the font is provided as a single font family.

The alternate font families do not currently have a desktop counterpart listed on the font family card or font detail page; if a sync font is available, it will be listed on the main font family . If you are using Proxima Nova Alt on the web, for instance, you will need to sync Proxima Nova to your desktop and enable the Alt glyphs from the application’s OpenType panel.

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