How to Add Subtitles Font on Kodi

The support for subtitles on Kodi 20 was developed from scratch to make this feature easier to maintain and to allow new features to be added with less effort. With all the updates and improvements, also the handling of fonts was changed. Many people have a preferred font they often use or fonts required for foreign languages, so adding a new subtitles font to Kodi is crucial. In this tutorial, we will explain how to add subtitles font to Kodi.

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Here is how to add subtitles font on Kodi:

There are many websites offering free fonts if needed. The supported format types are TTF (TrueType font) or OTF (OpenType font).
First, you need to download your preferred font or use a font you already have. Next, copy the font file to a specific folder according to your device’s platform. The folder is <Kodi data folder>/media/Fonts. Here are the Kodi data folder path per platform:

Operating systemKodi data folder path
AndroidAndroid/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi
(In some Android setups, the path may be slightly different to the one stated here)
iOS/private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi
LibreELEC/storage/.kodi
Linux~/.kodi
macOS /Users/< Your username >/Library/Application Support/Kodi
Nvidia Shield (SMB)smb://< Nvidia Shield URL >/internal/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi
OSMC/home/osmc/.kodi
OSMC/private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi
WebOS/media/developer/apps/usr/palm/applications/org.xbmc.kodi/.kodi
WindowsC:\Users\< Your username >\AppData\Roaming\Kodi
Windows Portable< Install location chosen by you >\portable_data
Windows Xbox%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\XBMCFoundation.Kodi_4n2hpmxwrvr6p\LocalCache\Roaming\Kodi\

Here is how to change the subtitles font:

Every time you add or remove fonts, you will have to restart Kodi, to allow the font cache to be rebuilt and show fonts in the settings.

  • Launch Kodi
  • Click the settings icon  Settings icon
  • Click Player
  • Hover over Subtitles and click Font
  • In the font window, the new font should appear. Click on it to choose it

You can find more details on how to get and use subtitles with Kodi here.

Now, you can change the subtitles font and enjoy watching movies or TV shows with your preferred font.

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