Today I was looking through the list of fonts that I have installed on my system - 186 in total.
Many of those installed I didn't choose to have there... in fact there are several that I really dislike - Comic Sans anyone?
It is not that I feel these extra fonts are slowing the system down, but they are slowing me down! It is tiresome wading through several screens of bland fonts just to find to ones that I want.
So here are my questions...1) Which fonts do I actually need to have installed?
I am sure that this will in some way be related to the software that I have installed...
- Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP fonts
- Office 97, 2000, XP, 2003 fonts
- Know of any more lists for major apps? (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver etc)
But I don't believe that all these fonts are actually used by the software; so which ones are actually required?
I know that Marlett is used for parts of the Windows GUI - so removing that would be inadvisable, but does it really need all those others?2) Is there any way to find out which program installed a certain font?
I would imagine that the answer to this is a NO, other than searching for a list online.3) I have a few 'vector' fonts in my windows directory (Modern, Roman, Script etc) - what are they?
And more importantly - do i need them?4) Out of curiosity - how many fonts do you have installed on your machine?
I am not talking about your font library, only those that you have active at all times.