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Old February 25th 17, 08:32 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,,
David E. Ross[_2_]
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Default Synchronizing fonts

On 2/25/2017 11:16 AM, Mayayana wrote:
"Ken Springer" wrote

| So, you're in your favorite word processor, and you want to select a
| different font. Do you want to scroll through 50 fonts or 150 fonts,
| when you know you'll never use 100 of those fonts since you don't
| need/use Cyrillic or Asian fonts? Personally, I get tired of having to
| deal with the fonts I'll never use.
I feel the same way. I like to collect interesting fonts.
There's no room for debris. When I do something like
create a birthday card for a friend I want only a good
selection of "atmosphere" fonts to choose from.
(Wedding invitation, brush calligraphy, art nouveau, and
various other styles.)

I have a backup folder of Win7 fonts -- 327 MB. I've got
another 40 MB of interesting style fonts. I'll add any style
font that looks good, but have no reason to keep other

Although most of the applications on my PC are freeware, I actually
bought High-Logic's Main Type font manager. It allows me to disable or
enable fonts. Disabled fonts do not appear in the font list used by
Word, Excel, etc. It also allows me to delete or export fonts.

I have 445 enabled fonts and 515 disabled fonts. Many of the disabled
fonts are earlier versions of the enabled fonts. Those duplicates I am
gradually deleting from my PC, but I do that very carefully to ensure
that (1) the duplicate is indeed an earlier version and (2) I am not
deleting a font with broad embedding while keeping a font with limited

David E. Ross

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