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Windows 8: Open Type Fonts are not supported

Some things you have to find out the hard way.

I blogged before about how to embed a custom font in your Windows 8 application. So we followed these steps to add another font to the application, but no luck, no matter what we tried we couldn’t get it working.

So what could be different from the original font we tried to embed? It took us some time to discover the one and only difference; before we were using a True Type Font(.ttf) and this was an Open Type Font(.otf). After switching to the same font in ttf format(using a converter didn’t work), our new font was finally there.

Lesson learned: Open Type Fonts are not supported on Windows 8.

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