About the font folder

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/06/24 19:50 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/06/24/646132.aspx


I've been wanting to do a post about the font folder for a while now, and Simon Daniels has given me some additional ideas that will stretch that into two or maybe three posts.

Just thought I'd give you all a heads up on what I was going to be posting about tomorrow. It wil be firmly entrenched in the Windows fonts folder and installing fonts in general. :-)


# Rosyna on 24 Jun 2006 8:19 PM:

It'll be interesting. I know virtually nothing about the Windows fonts folder. Many people hate the Mac OS X's multiple fonts folders (System, "Local", Network, User, and Classic). It becomes hard to deal with everything has having multiple duplicate fonts is very possible and almost the case on every single Mac OS X box.

The good thing though is that any font dragged into a Mac OS X font folder is available to all applications immediately.

# DeepICE2 on 25 Jun 2006 12:30 AM:

"
The good thing though is that any font dragged into a Mac OS X font folder is available to all applications immediately. "

Isn't that the case on windows?
(uness - is there like a "syystem wide font widget" that apps on mac use - and that gets updated automatcilly? - where as on windows you need to populate a font box youuself and lkisten to windows messages on when to refresh

# Ben Cooke on 25 Jun 2006 9:27 AM:

One thing I've often wondered is why Windows doesn't have per-user font directories, which would then allow unprivileged users to install fonts purely for their own use. Seems like a funny omission.


referenced by

2006/06/25 About the Fonts folder in Windows, Part 1 (aka What are we talking about?)

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