Maximum number of fonts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by KatieS, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. KatieS

    KatieS Guest

    Anyone know the maximum number of fonts that can be loaded on Vista without
    experiencing bog-down? I'm having issues with my old font manager (not
    updated for Vista), and am hoping to find a new one (anyone have
    suggestions?), but until then, I need to have access to a whole bunch of
    fonts.
     
    KatieS, Feb 20, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    It varies. The less RAM you have, the more of a bogdown.

    I've got 457 fonts in my Fonts folder and 2GB of RAM.

    No problems here.

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    Scott, Feb 20, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Actually, the "font bog-down" has not been true since Windows XP. You
    would most definitely experience a "bog-down" in Win9x/ME but the method
    of font-handling was changed in XP and remains that way in Vista. There
    was a discussion about the maximum number of fonts in the
    microsoft.windowsxp.general newsgroup a while ago and the basic answer
    was that there wasn't a maximum but having thousands of fonts was not
    practical from a usability standpoint without a font manager.

    So, the next question is "what font manager" and I'm afraid I can't
    answer that since this isn't something I've researched. The OP will need
    to Google for font managers and see if likely ones support Vista. If
    Katie uses the program professionally, my first stop would be Adobe.


    Malke
     
    Malke, Feb 20, 2007
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  4. KatieS

    Scott Guest

    Adobe got out of the Font Manager business when the XP came along. NT
    natively supports Typ1 1 fonts. ATM was just a nice bonus to whatever
    it was that enabled Type 1 in the pre- NT days.

    I used Bitstream Font Manager a few years back when I was playing with
    CorelDraw. It's sold by itself (bitstream.com) or bundled with
    CorelDraw.

    I liked it better than ATM.

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    Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
    NOTICE: In-Newsgroup (and therefore off-topic) comments on my sig will
    be cheerfully ignored, so don't waste our time.
     
    Scott, Feb 21, 2007
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