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The new font San Francisco, introduced in El Capitan throughout OS X's Finder and contextual menus, is a beautiful font and proves that once again, Apple is on top of their game when it comes to defining the standards of UI and typography.

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But when I try to find San Francisco in TextEdit or Keynote, it's not there.

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The apps I use, whether Apple apps (Pages, Numbers, TextEdit...) or third-party apps (InDesign, Word...) do not display San Francisco as an option in their font menus.

Here's another example, from Apple's very own Keynote (whose default font is still Helvetica) - no San Francisco there either:

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Obviously, this font is there, somewhere in the system, since it's used almost everywhere! And Apple computers are sold with lots of fonts pre-installed in their System Folder, so it seems like a mistake to me, that this one in particular would be unavailable.

So, how could I "unlock" it, or make it usable in other applications?

NOTE: This question was first assuming - wrongly - that San Francisco was made available in Yosemite, which was a mistake. Turns out I still can't find and use it in El Capitan, so I just edited it to say "El Capitan" instead, and add a few images, but some comments might seem irrelevant.

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    If you have a paid Apple Developer Account then from Introducing San Francisco click on San Francisco Fonts under Download Fonts and accept the License Agreement... – user3439894 Sep 19 '15 at 13:23
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    San Franciscos is coming with the new OS X version, El Capitan. It's not on Yosemite yet. – Arthur Sep 19 '15 at 16:10
  • Thanks! I thought I was looking at it but it's a different font sized Helvetica that is now being used in Yosemite I guess... – MicroMachine Sep 19 '15 at 23:11
  • Can't vote to close as this question has an open bounty - but imo it's a dupe of apple.stackexchange.com/questions/208849/… – Tetsujin Nov 20 '15 at 7:57
  • Which is from october 3rd while mine was posted on sep 19, @Tetsujin imo it's the other one who's a dupe ;) – MicroMachine Nov 20 '15 at 8:12
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You can download it from here: https://developer.apple.com/fonts/

But there is this note in the license agreement:

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE APPLE SAN FRANCISCO FONT IS TO BE USED SOLELY FOR CREATING MOCK-UPS OF USER INTERFACES TO BE USED IN SOFTWARE PRODUCTS RUNNING ON APPLE’S iOS OR OS X OPERATING SYSTEMS, AS APPLICABLE.

  • Thank you very much for this! You helped me avoid using it for a professional print project. A "modern" take on type but a rather old approach to copyrights... – MicroMachine Nov 19 '15 at 20:17
  • link doesn't work w/o dev subscription – Bret Fisher Sep 2 '16 at 23:23

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