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O.T. Nice little utility (Windows) - Adobe Photoshop Elements

Ray, Thanks, that's pretty neat. Just yesterday I was placing some text on an image, looking for *different* font. That is pretty bersome if you are in PSE. So I reverted back to Arial Black, just because I knew for sure what that looked like. Juergen...

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    Ray,

    Thanks, that's pretty neat. Just yesterday I was placing some text on an image, looking for *different* font. That is pretty bersome if you are in PSE. So I reverted back to Arial Black, just because I knew for sure what that looked like.

    Juergen
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    Juergen, we've travelled along the same path ;) It's been a certain time
    since I was tired of having to run Word 2000 to get a font list. This
    morning, I said to myself : "That's enough!"

    Glad you liked it!

    Ray


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    Ray,

    Yeah that is cool! But now that I am looking at all these fonts some of
    them make me wonder just why they are on here.

    There are many but a "for instance" is Math A & B. What would anyone ever
    use that for?

    Pete


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    Pete (and others), before you start deleting fonts that are, apparently, of
    no use, be warned : hundreds of softwares depend on very specific font(s) to
    operate. I can name one, lately, that's been bugging me for a long time :
    Dreamsuite Gel. It refused to display text in dialog box. Digging the
    installation folder, I discovered a font. Double check with my current font
    list, and it was there.. but of a different size and date. Updated it with
    Dreamsuite Gel's font and voilą! I could see the dialog boxes' text.

    Strange fonts are used (commonly) by some Microsoft product (Encarta,
    Bibliorom, PictureIt!, etc.). Several softwares will also use a special
    font containing icons (yeah, you read well), like a diskette, an opened
    folder, arrows, etc. They display these "letters" on top of generic buttons
    (buttons with no text, no picture), so that it's easier to resize them when
    the users are running different scree size resolutions. Otherwise, the
    bitmaps used over buttons are pixelated once they are outside their native
    resolution (8x8, 16x16, 32x32, etc.). A true type character can be resized
    at will and will never look pixelated.

    So, the best thing to do before removing a font is to copy it outside
    Windows' font folder and wait a few weeks (months if you have a lot of
    softwares that you use on an irregular basis). If all goes well, you may
    delete them. Better, send them on a CD-RW. Wait a few more months before
    permanently deleting these fonts.

    Ray


    Ray Guest

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