How to get the Windows Vista Fonts for free on your Macintosh

If you have a friend with a PC chances are they are sending you documents that use fonts such as Calibri, Corbel and so on. Some of them are quite nice. Here is how to install them on your Macintosh for free – Cambria, Calibri, Consolas, Constantia, Corbel and Candara.

First you need to download the Open XML Converter for Macintosh. ( This program allows you to open Office 2008 programs in older versions of Microsoft office. It also includes all the fonts for Office 2008.

So you can either run the installer and it will install itself, or if you are a bit uneasy about installing Microsoft products on your computer, right click on the installer and select show package contents. Open the folder called ‘Contents’ then ‘Packages’ then select ‘show package contents’ of the file that is called OpenXML_all_fonts.
Open the folder called ‘Contents’ then double-click on ‘Archive.pax.gz’

This will create a directory of all the Microsoft fonts and you can install the ones you want simply by double clicking on them.


47 responses to “How to get the Windows Vista Fonts for free on your Macintosh”

  1. H

    Thanks, clear information, works perfect.;-)

  2. M

    Worked like a charm. Thanks for this!


  3. Gabriel Moro

    Thanks a lot! Very helpful!

  4. Li Jian

    I installed the installer but nothing happens after that, did I do anything wrong?

  5. The fonts should be available. If not try the other way.

  6. Dana

    Thank you SO much!

  7. VJR

    Thank you so much!

  8. Max


  9. PW

    Works like a charm. Thank you!

  10. Thalia

    Worked for me! The only difference was that within the packages I had to install just a file called “OpenXML_all_fonts.pkg” :)

  11. Thank You so much, it worked exactly the way you described!

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