Add Custom Fonts like Operator Mono to Intellij IDEA in Windows

Add Custom Fonts like Operator Mono to Intellij IDEA in Windows

Even if your have monospace fonts like Operator Mono is installed in your Windows machine, it will not be listed in Settings.

No Operator Mono font even if its installed in the machine

In this article I will show how you can add monospace fonts which are not listed in Intellij IDEA settings.

First option: install fonts in Administrator mode

FYI: This option does not work in all cases.

You can install the fonts with administrator privilege and it should be done for all users of the system [1]. Like this:

Install fonts for all users with Administrator privilege

Then restart the Idea to see if the font is listed in settings.

Second option: copy the fonts to IDEA’s font directory

If previous step does not work for you, then you can do the following steps [2]:

  1. Copy the .ttf or .otf files of the given font.
  2. Go to C:\Program Files\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA XXXX.X.X\jbr\lib\fonts directory (Or go to to <INSTALLATION DIR>\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA <Version>\jbr\lib\fonts).
  3. Paste the fonts.
  4. Restart Intellij IDEA.

Then you should be able to select your font from Settings > Editor > Font:

json output

In conclusion

I hope this article will help you to set up your favourite font in IntellijIDEA or any Idea products.



Last updated: May 22, 2024

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