Some fonts have additional note, "contains N fonts".
What does this mean?
Some font archives (ZIP files) contain more than 1 font file. For example, a
font archive may contain an entire family of 3 fonts, the normal, bold and italic
styles of the font. Since authors usually request that their font archives be distributed
in unmodified form only, Font Paradise cannot separate these fonts. However, they
are listed separately in our database (all 3 styles have their own image and description).
Also, Font viewer Installer will automatically install
all fonts contained in an archive if there is more than 1 font.
Some characters are missing in some fonts
Many free fonts contain only limited set of characters and do not contain full set
of extended characters (including international) and symbols. Inspect the font in
Character Map to see what characters are present and how they are mapped
(you see what key you need to press to get a symbol inserted into your document).
Also, some fonts may have only upper- or lowercase characters present.
Why the fonts don't show up in e-mails / instant messengers ?
Your correspondent can only view the fonts installed on his computer. Better
avoid to send a email or an instant message (MSN Messenger, etc.) with a non-standard
font or then make sure your correspondent has installed it too, otherwise he will
see a default font.
How to use fonts for a web site ?
If you specify a particular font in your web pages which is not installed on
the visitor's machine, it will be replaced by the default font in his browser, generally
Of course, you can specify several fonts in the code by priority order, but nothing
is guaranteed. The are two main solutions:
- to realize a title with a particular font, the easiest method is to do it
as a frame. Use a drawing program and save the image as .gif (or .jpg if there
are too many shades of colour, or .png).
- for a long text, you can embed the fonts so visitors will download them at
the same time as the pages.
The problem: I've tried to install a font,
but it still does not appear in my font lists.
Maybe you've got bad fonts. There are CDs with 10,000 fonts for only $1. Many of
these are cheap fonts. Stick to Microsoft TrueType or Adobe fonts.
You can buy Adobe fonts.
The most common explanation for this problem is the limit
in some versions of Windows on how many fonts can be installed at one time (roughly
1,000). Remove some infrequently-used fonts from the Fonts folder and try to install
the font again.
For graphics professionals and general font freaks who boast large collections
of fonts, the work-around for the 1,000-font limit is to keep most of your fonts
outside of the Fonts folder and install them only as necessary.
For typographic power-users, there are font-management applications that can
streamline the process of font activation. Adobe Type Manager Deluxe is probably
the most popular. Others include Extensis Suitcase, Neuber Typograf, DiamondSoft
Font Reserve, and Bitstream Font Navigator (discontinued).
Relaunch the target application after the new font's installation. Make sure to
have copied the .ttf file, and not the zip into the Fonts folder.
In the worst of the cases, reboot your computer.
How many fonts may one install?
Windows is supposed to be able to manage about 1000 fonts. But avoid to install
too many fonts at one time because that slows down the system. A lot of programs
have to load to memory all installed fonts to be able to run.
So it is better to put fonts you use regularly in the Fonts folder. Keep the rest
in any other folder or storage device, so you can install/uninstall them as needed.
If you use
more than three or four fonts in a document, you're going to look a bit crazy. Fonts
are part of the design: use one font for headers and another font for body. If you
use too many fonts, then fonts don't mean anything and the reader gets confused.
I have blank entries in my font list.
If the Font Manager gets "confused" as to what fonts are actually available or
unavailable, (usually after an unsuccessful uninstall or install) blank font entries
can appear under categories. The solution to is to remove the font registry key,
and then remove all FPV files from the Font Manager program folder. To remove the
registry key, go to Start, select Run, type in Regedit and click on OK. Once in
the registry, go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \GST\Fonts. Highlight Fonts and
delete the key. Next, open Explorer and go to Program Files, greenstreet, Font Manager.
Highlight and delete all files with a .FPV extension. Last, simply reinstall the
After installing all the fonts my computer has slowed down.
It is not advisable to install all the fonts onto your machine as this could
affect the operation of your computer. A warning is given if you try to install
a number of fonts that will increase the number of fonts on your computer to
more than 500. Installing more than 500 fonts onto your computer can cause a
reduction in speed. We recommend that you limit yourself to a number less than
fonts and installing on demand
Grouping fonts further by job or style allows even more control over the fonts
(like C:\Fonts\A). You can browse fonts in your fonts folder using Font Viewer,
pick the right font for your job and then install the font. That resolves the
problem keeping thousands of fonts installed all the time. Just keep them in
folders and install/uninstall on demand. Making Viewer is required when you have many fonts. Don't keep over about
500 fonts in one folder, otherwise you'll be unable to browse entire folder at
once in Font Viewer, especially if you have already large number of installed
Strange characters appear
Depending on your browser and operating system, some special characters and
formatting will not be displayed correctly. This is especially noticable with
browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer. Some fonts are specific to the Windows operating system and will not be
displayed correctly on other platforms.
How do I install a font manually?
First, if your fonts are compressed (ZIP files), you need an uncompressing program
(like WinZip) to get font files out of ZIP
files. Extract them to an empty folder of your choice. Then:
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click the Fonts icon.
- On the File menu, click Install New Font.
- In the "Folders" box, select the folder that contains your font files. It
will take a moment to load the font names into "List of Fonts" box.
- Click to select the "Copy fonts to Fonts folder" check box.
- In the "List of fonts" box, click the font you want. To select all of the
available fonts, click Select All. To select several nonadjacent fonts, click
the name of one font, and then hold down CTRL and click the name of each additional
font. To select several adjacent fonts, click the name of the first font in the
sequence, and then hold down SHIFT and click the name of the last font.
- After you have selected the fonts you want to install, click the OK button.
The fonts will now appear in the Fonts folder.
I cannot see the bold, bold italic, or italic versions
of the font in the Font Menu, even though I know I installed them. Where are
Some designers bundle their fonts in families. This is usually the case when
the font family contains more than the four basic weights (regular, italic,
bold, and bold italic). Examples of additional weights include medium, light,
and black, to name just a few. In these cases, only the "regular" weight will
show in the font menu, which means you will have to select the attribute
(italic, bold or bold italic) from the style menu. The same would hold true for
the "light" typeface name. For example, the main typeface could be Bodoni Light,
and you would have to select the italic attribute when switching to Bodoni Light
All of the fonts you installed should be now available to any program. The
font viewer can help you to view the fonts.
Font stylesThis page will allow you to view fonts by category
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