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Re: Font problems, a real answer
Posted by: Craig Murray Date: December 25, 1999 at 22:05:49
In Reply to: Re: Font problems, no real answers by Michael V. McCarthy of 11492

I do work in graphics and I have over 700 different fonts on my workstation. UFT however does not look far enough into the list, if they had named their fonts a1uft.ttf it would have been fine. most systems have trouble with the font list in direct proportion to their memory size.

Even with all that, the best thing to do is occasionally go in and blow away some of the junk. you could either

a get a shareware font librarian and print a list of your fonts, go through that and mark the ones that are nearly identical.

key point

if there are 4 or 5 fonts with almost the same name ie arial, arialblack etc
don't erase them, generally they are system fonts

b just go through your font list and kill the ugly ones by,,,,1 open,,,2 view,,,3 del key,,,4 ok

if you are really worried copy the fonts you think you want to kill onto a floppy/cd whatever and keep them there, just in case.

so far in the years i have been doing this i now have 3 or 4 cd's with junk fonts that different programs load.

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