I’m doing all graphic design in a startup company of some friends, and a major part of our product is developing an app that should run on everything after iPhone 4. So after some researching (I have basically zero UI design experience) I figured we should use the San Francisco font for the app.
If I understand correctly Apple allows using the font for development purposes. However the official source only has an iOS version, and I’m a Windows user, which means I can’t use it.
I managed to get the font from other sources, installed it, but it doesn’t appear in either PS or AI. I also installed it on a different PC with a different Adobe CS version but that didn’t work either.
I’m considering using Helvetica Neue instead, but it would be great if we could use San Francisco.
What options do I have?
You go here: https://developer.apple.com/fonts/ (yes I know this is the official link – thing is: SF is a open type font, its just “hidden” deep in the downloaded package)
Then you download the font.
Then open the downloaded zip with 7zip. do all the following steps with 7zip:
- open the folder SFPro
- open the San Francisco Pro.pkg
- open the file Payload~
- open the folder .
- open the folder Library
- open the folder Fonts
Here are all the fonts you need. BUT, for some reason, at least in my case, if I install the italics I can not choose the regular font in an application.
I don’t know why and haven’t tried anything like renaming or such because I just found all of this.
Which is thy I have not installed the italics at the moment. But the rest works just fine.
Hope this helps.
EDIT: With the converter, which @Tanno shared, I converted the font into .ttf and it all works now.