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There are several different types of fonts.
- Printer fonts -
These type of fonts are "fixed length" and are normally installed along with the
drivers when a new printer is installed. In order to select a different point size you
need to change the font. As an example the font name for 10 and 12 point courier fonts
would be "10-point courier" and "12-point courier" respectively. In
other words you can NOT select a point size with fixed point fonts, you can only
select a different font name if one exists. Unfortunately, fixed fonts come in very
- True Type Fonts -
These type of fonts are special Microsoft Windows fonts and are variable size fonts. That
means that once the font is installed, a point size can be selected without having to
change the font name. True Type fonts are shown with the "TT" letters in front
of the font name and the file has the .TTF extension
- Postscript Fonts -
These fonts are used by Adobe programs and are used for printing to Postscript type
- Dingbats - ...The "Dingbats"
These are special fonts that contain characters like happy faces and other symbols
File Name Extensions
- .TTF - True Type Fonts
- .FOT - a reference file created by FONTINST
- .FON - Raster and Vector font files
Fonts in Windows 98
Fonts in Windows 95
The fonts in Windows 95 are stored in the c:\windows\fonts folder.
Fonts in Windows NT 4.0
Installed fonts are typically copied to the windows\Fonts folder but this is not
required. A font can be installed from another folder and not copied to the fonts folder
as long as they still exist in another folder during installation and they are not deleted
Fonts can be moved from the Fonts folder to another folder. This will make them
unusable until they are again installed.
Fonts are placed in the Windows 95 registry in the following key.
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