Installing Fonts in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by CK, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. CK

    CK Guest

    I have been given some font files to install under Windows Vista and when I
    open the Add New Font dialog and navigate to the folder, no fonts are listed
    there. There are .inf files included and the right click and Install method
    does precisely nothing.

    The three files for each font are an .afb, .inf and a .pfb file. How do I
    install these or are they non Vista compatible?
     
    CK, Sep 11, 2007
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  2. Install or uninstall fonts in Vista
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/f144ad40-bc63-43f1-a06e-4cc6b22bde301033.mspx

    How do you install system fonts in Vista?
    http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=900821&SiteID=1

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    Carey Frisch
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    I have been given some font files to install under Windows Vista and when I
    open the Add New Font dialog and navigate to the folder, no fonts are listed
    there. There are .inf files included and the right click and Install method
    does precisely nothing.

    The three files for each font are an .afb, .inf and a .pfb file. How do I
    install these or are they non Vista compatible?
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Sep 11, 2007
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  3. CK

    dean-dean Guest

    No, you can't install fonts that Windows Font Viewer doesn't recognize (that
    is, when you double-click on the font file, say, arial.ttf, Font Viewer
    opens). What program were you going to use that would use those fonts? The
    file type .afb is an Adobe Font Bitmap file and .pfb is a Printer Font
    Binary. What you need is a font manager for Type 1 fonts, (which is a type
    not native to Windows), or a converter program to convert the files to
    TrueType, or use the font files in a program that understands the font file
    types (for example Adobe Reader installs with its own .pfb files)...

    See: http://www.sketchpad.net/fonts1.htm
     
    dean-dean, Sep 11, 2007
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