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[Painting called "font manager" by Jean Dubuffet, 1947--jk]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
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ABC 95 Font Manager (Windows)

A control panel applet for Windows 95. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ADing Font Manager

Alexandru Dimitriev's shareware font managing utility. He has another font managing utility, ParkFont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ADing Fontmanager v1.36

Alexandru Dimitriev's free and rather complete font manager. Mirror. Another mirror. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adobe SuperATM

Adobe Systems, Inc., 1585 Charleston Road, P.O. Box 7900, Mountain View, California 94039-7900, USA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adobe Type Browser

"The Adobe Type Browser utility enables you to view and print font samples. Adobe Type Browser is available from Adobe's Web site, and on the Adobe Type On Call CD-ROM included with most Adobe products (e.g., Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator)." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adobe Type Manager

Adobe Systems, Inc., 1585 Charleston Road, P.O. Box 7900, Mountain View, California 94039-7900, USA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Advanced Font Catalog

Windows font manager by FontUtilities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Advanced Font Catalog 1.20
[Alexander Ivanov]

Commercial font cataloguing utility by Wizetech Software. For Windows. Free 15-day demo. By Alexander Ivanov of Wizetech Software. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Advanced Font Viewer
[Alexander G. Styopkin]

PC font viewing program by Alexander G. Styopkin: freeware and shareware. Direct download. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AKI Font Downloader

"A PostScript downloader which drags fonts from the desktop to the output device for Macs." [Google] [More]  ⦿

AL Font Installer

Free Windows utility for font installation. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Martinez Perez
[AMP Font Viewer 3.86]

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Alexander G. Styopkin
[Advanced Font Viewer]

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Alexander Ivanov
[Fast Font Set 1.01]

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Alexander Ivanov
[Advanced Font Catalog 1.20]

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Alfred M. Jones
[FontOrg]

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Alphatype

Free on-line application by Beyondnorth publishhed in 2008: Alphatype can be used to view your favorite fonts on any computer. Includes an easy access interface for changing font attributes. Alphatype is meant to generating new typographical ideas and will not replace system font viewers. Other on-line applications by them include Alphapixeltype, and Alphagrid. All are useful for type selection and layout. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AMP Font Viewer 3.86
[Alberto Martinez Perez]

Alberto Martinez Perez's free font viewer for Windows. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AmpleWorks.com

Download font utilities such as Ken Rockot's FontMaker (a 5x7 font editor), Joe Davison's JFont, and Krusty's WindowsFonts utility. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anchek Font Peeper

A professional utility for previewing your PostScript and TrueType/OpenType fonts and their character mappings along with several other important features. To be used in conjunction with Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress, and Adobe Illustrator on PCs. Commercial product from Anchek Multimedia. Free trial download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Huber
[Schrift 2000]

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Anshare

Links to font software of French origin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arash Ramin
[Font Explorer 1.5 beta]

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Arjan Mels' Font Viewer

Freeware font viewer (aka amviewer) for Windows. Can deal with the entire Unicode range. People report to me that this viewer should be avoided at any cost, as viewing truetype fonts becomes impossible once FontViewer is removed. So, please, please, please, do not ever install amviewer. Mike Ady's fix and help page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artur Brodowski
[Gentoo's Fast TrueType Font Guide]

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AT Font Genet v2.0

Free Bulgarian Cyrillic font utility by Alex Teut. Now there is also an English version of this font manager with Explorer-style interface: preview, install, uninstall, extract information from fonts. Direct download. Another site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATM DeLuxe

Adobe's font manager: create custom font sets, smooth fonts (anti-aliasing), preview onscreen, create multiple masters, and install fonts. Yummy writes: "Typograf (and just about everything else) requires ATM in order to handle Type 1 fonts. Get rid of the ATM deluxe, download trial copy of Pagemaker from Adobe - it comes with ATM4 Lite. ATMLite+Typograf beats ATM deluxe hands down in every respect of font management. (Plus, you also get database!). If you use Typograf extensively, please support quality software and buy it." [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATM Deluxe 4.0

Free copy at this Russian "warez" archive. 7.6 MB! [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATM for free

From spud your bud: " go to the Adobe site and download the trial version of pagemaker 6.5, atm comes with it and it gets installed when you run the .exe file." Note that Adobe PageMaker can be downloaded here. After installation, just removes PageMaker. The ATM program will stay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATM for NT

Free copy at this Russian "warez" archive of Adobe's ATM4 Deluxe NT. 1.6 MB zipped! [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATM Lite

Free version of Adobe's ATM, at Adobe's site! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autopsy

Yanone Aotopsy is a free FontLab Studio add-on for analyzing design consistency across multiple fonts. It visualizes a selection of letters side by side and puts it into a PDF for visual comparison. It also analyzes and creates graphs with various pieces of information. Useful for people who design a Bold, Regular and Light separately and want to verify the consistency as a family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BeBits Truetype Installer

Freeware truetype font viewer and installer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Bauermeister
[Panose]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bersoft Copy Fonts

Daniel Bernardo's free font copying utility for Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bertrand Jouniaux

Bertrand Jouniaux's free font viewing utility for PCs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BertSoft TTF Manager

22USD shareware Windows and NT truetype font manager developed by Jean-Michel Berthier. And some information on various font managers. Version 3.6. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bitmap Font Writer

Free PC font utility by Stefan Pettersson. It lets you draw text using a font where each character is drawn in a bitmap file. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BOSS Fonts

This company sells about 4000 fonts for 30 USD (which appear to be renamed fonts from elsewhere) and has a few free downloads. They sell a BOSS Font Manager (20 USD). Run by Arts&Letters Corporation out of Carrollton, TX. Interestingly, the same fonts, with the same names, are also at Computer Support Corporation. Cover of their specimen book. 39-page type sampler. Download (August 2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

btX

Bitstream sells "btX, a font server for Linux. btX gives Linux the same font presentation as that found on the Macintosh and on Windows. With btX, developers can render hinted, anti-aliased, and kerned characters, producing great looking text on screen. Most importantly, btX renders not only high-quality characters in industry-standard TrueType and Type 1 formats, but also high-quality text in compact PFR (portable font resource, an industry-standard format), T2K, and stroke-based Asian font formats. Bitstream btX supports Unicode encoding and can render international fonts. On the front end, btX uses the X font server protocol for X11 Windows, Release 6 (X11R6), with Bitstream's extensions for character outline access, anti-aliasing, and kerning. On the back end, btX relies on the fastest font engine on the market, Font Fusion." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cfont Pro

Commercial Windows font manager by Veign Software, released in 2004. At some point, it became free. Download site in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cfont Pro

Free Windows font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Character Map Pro

Free download of Character Map Pro v 1.81, a font viewer. Note: Not to be confused with Character Map, which is a part of Windows. On most versions of Windows, look for CHARMAP.EXE in the Windows directory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

china.com

Archive with font tools. Includes FontCreator and Softy 1.07b. Dead link? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chortkeh BDF Font Viewer
[Komeil Bahmanpour]

Free BDF font viewer for Windows by Komeil Bahmanpour. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CM32

Thomas Bigler's free, small, fast utility that can show virtually any character. For Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creative Bits Software

Shareware program Type-1 Tools 2.0 by Keith Cowgill: "Type-1 Tools was the first-available-anywhere program designed to convert Macintosh Type-1 PostScript Typefaces to the IBM platform. It also--downloads fonts one-at-a-time or in batches, prints ASCII files on PostScript printers, sends PostScript .PS files to the printer, and helps you control your PostScript printer." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creavore

Arkenj wrote a free TTF Font Manager for Gnome. It is called TTF Font Manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

cyf-kr.edu.pl

Site with many barcode font tools, a barcode font set by Chaos Microsystems, the truetype font utilities CSFontUtility, TTFViewer, the truetype embedding bit modifier embd100e, the FCP2 font editor, and the font matcher (matches a BMP with all truetype fonts in a folder). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darren Glenister
[TypeDNA -- FontShaker]

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Dave Central

Font editor/manager archive. Worth a visit. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David De Groot
[FontPage v2.0.3]

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Delphi Unicode Center

Site run by Mike Lischke. Unicode20 is his free Delphi-based Windows program with a Unicode Regular Expression search engine and a Unicode Tuned Boyer-Moore search engine. UnicodeView is another free program that shows all true type fonts on a Windows system and allows to browse through all codepoints (characters). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Die Shareware Authoren Vereinigung

German site with some shareware fonts, and many shareware font utilities, such as Typograf v4 or mufont 1.1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digitope.com

FontZip XP is a free font installer for Windows written by Eric LeVin II. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Donn Ingle
[Fonty Python]

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Drucker Fonts

Links to certain font software products. In German. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DTL FontMaster

A set of utilities by the Dutch Type Library for Mac and PC that allows one to professionally produce and correct fonts. Developed in coordination with URW Hamburg. Includes BezierMaster, ContourMaster, InterpolateMaster, KernMaster, IkarusMaster, TraceMaster and DataMaster. The DTL FontMaster team:

  • Frank E. Blokland: leader.
  • Dr. Jürgen Willrodt: URW software man.
  • Axel Stoltenberg: URW software man.
  • Peter Rosenfeld: coordinator of the programming team at URW in Hamburg.
  • Gu Jun: Ikarus expert.
  • Hartmut Schwartz: one of the developers of Ikarus M.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

DTM

DTM is the GNU-license Definitive Type Manager being developed for all Linux subsystems (e.g., Ghostscript, enscript, X11, Gnome, TeX) by Federico Di Gregorio. Written in perl. Latest version: 0.4.99.3. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EasyFont

EasyFont 3.0 and EasyFont Professional. Commercial products. Free demo available. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Embedded OpenType Font Viewer

Charlie Ruland's free tool for previewing EOT font files created by Microsoft's WEFT or other EOT-creating programs. The current version is 1.4.1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enhanced Font List

At Woody's VBA Power Tools: "the Enhanced Font List provides you with a complete list of all installed fonts and displays them as they will look in your document." Free software for Word, Excel or Powerpoint. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erwin Denissen
[Main Type]

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Eugene Lilitko
[FontHandler, FontSentry]

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ExtendedCharacterMap

Free character viewer utility for Windows, by Sony Arianto Kurniawan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Extensis Suitcase 9.0

Suitcase 9 for Mac and Windows. A commercial product that permits font organization, the creation of font "books", and font previewing. "Suitcase for Windows is being used by a wide range of customers today. Corporate customers are using Suitcase to manage the fonts they have set up as corporate standards. Windows based designers are using Suitcase to manage their massive font libraries and preview fonts before they use them. Prepress customers use Suitcase to activate just the fonts they need for a particular job." [Google] [More]  ⦿

FAIRY

FAIRY is Borware's commercial server based font embedding service for Web documents. For Windows, Linux and soon also X/UNIX. Borware is Michael Jansson's company located in Bromma, Sweden. It is now called em2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fast Font Set

Commercial font selector for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. Free trial downloads. Made by FontUtilities.com, a division of Fast Reports Inc. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fast Font Set 1.01
[Alexander Ivanov]

Free font organizer (PC). By Alexander Ivanov of Wizetech Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FastFontPreview

FastFontPreview is Lanmisoft's freeware font manager for Windows. It contains only basic functions for font management, such as preview both uninstalled or installed fonts by folder from drives, CD's or DVD's, and font installation. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FastFontSet

Windows font manager and viewer by FontUtilities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

findmyfont

Commercial software for Mac and Windows by Softonium Developments in Greece. Given an image of a font, or just letters of a font, this software locates the font on one's computer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FindThatFont
[Mathijs Juressip]

FindThatFont! is a handy and free tool that allows to preview fonts that are installed on your system and to classify them into over 30 different categories. By Dutchman Mathijs Juressip. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flipping Typical
[Stuart Robinson]

Comparison tool for fonts on one's computer. By Stuart Robinson. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fnsam

Peter Kleiweg's UNIX/Linux scripts for managing fonts. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fnsam

Peter Kleiweg's free utility, which creates a set of HTML pages, each showing samples of twenty fonts -- Type1, TrueType, and others that are available to Ghostscript. You can quickly browse your fonts using a HTML browser, and click a sample to view that font's complete character set. A separate script is available that lists detailed info about a particular font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fntf30a

Free font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FNTPRN

John Deurbrouck is the creator of the utility FNTPRN (for font viewing and catalog creation). [Google] [More]  ⦿

FONDler

RascalSoft's utility for font management. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Audit

Ramiro Espinoza writes this: "Lately I've been needing to check a lot of versions of a recently made type family. I used for that Contour Master by DTL and was very accurate and fast. The program checks in batch process all the fonts at the same time and gives a report in detail of all the possible problems for every character. Far better than the messy Font Audit in which you have to go letter by letter, point by point cheking what is happening. With Contour Master you can read the reports and to know very fast if they are serious overlapping or just a bezier not very well adjusted. I less than half an hour I had all the serious mistakes solved." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font C v1.0

Free font viewer (for Windows) written by Paul Sherman. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Compare v1.0.2

Font Compare is a handy little utility that allows one to compare three true-type fonts at a time and to easily see whether a font contains all the numbers and punctuation, as well as the international characters needed for writing French. Free Windows utility by Lav Plourde. Direct download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Director

Commercial Windows font manager by Magenta. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Displayer

From CBu, a free tool to manage fonts. Alternate site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Doctor

Mac and Windows commercial software for font problem diagnosis, repair, and organization. It can be used to convert between type 1, OpenType and truetype. Morrison SoftDesign is located in Charlotte, NC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Explorer

From Sunshine Software in Jenison, MI: Font ExplorerTM allows you to browse all your font files with an Explorer like interface. You get advanced font file details usually hidden from the user, plus you can preview character strings and character maps of any True Type font. Font ExplorerTM is a very powerful new tool now included with FontFinder 32. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Explorer
[Mark Carrington]

Font Explorer is a program which allows you to view a list of all your fonts, seperate them into lists of true type and system fonts, and print samples and lists of the fonts in different ways. Free software by Mark Carrington. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Explorer 1.5 beta
[Arash Ramin]

Font Explorer is a freeware 32-bit font manager for Windows 95/98/NT. Version 1.5 is a complete rewrite, with a completely new interface. By UBC's Arash Ramin. His outfit is called Digitalroom.net. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Explorer applet

Font Explorer is a java applet for character exploration by Prust Interactive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Frenzy

Free Windows font manager from SD Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Glancer

Global preview of all fonts. Free. By Kirys Software. See also here. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Glancer

Free font managing software. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Impressions

Free Windows font utility for truetype and type 1: "Font Impressions is a comprehensive font utility that is a combination font manager and font viewer." Alternate site. Link went dead. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Kat Font Cataloger

Free font catalog software for Windows. Catalogs made in Wordperfect. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Lister from David Williams

5USD shareware program by David Williams for viewing and printing fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Man

Shareware font viewer for Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Management in Windows

Short essay with key links by Sue Chastain. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Management Tools

Links to some font management tools. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font management tools

NONAGS directory with free font management tools for Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font management utilities

Shareware programs archived by Spiral Media: follow Desktop and then Font Management. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Manager

Freeware font editor for DOS, written in 1994 by Alexander Grau. It enables you to make 8x16 pixel (screen, VGA) fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Namer

Free TrueType font renamer tool from Unitech. Version 2.3. Change copyrights and trademarks as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Navigator (Bitstream)

Windows font manager (TrueType and Type 1) that is now available for a free 30-day trial download. It comes free with Corel Draw 12 (even the trial version of Corel Draw 12). Hrant H. Papazian writes: "I just started using Bitstream's FontNavigator (Windows only), and it's a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Sure, it has great font management (grouping) abilities, but just the viewer alone is worth it." A correspondent writes: "This is the best program I've ever tried, and I recommend it with all my heart. Supports AFM, TTF, OTF, etc. It's the best!" [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Peeper

From PloyVision: A freeware Windows 32-bit application by PolyVision Software which allows you to preview fonts in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker or any other Win32 program before selecting them. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Picker
[Richard Garside]

This simple free tool shows all the fonts installed on the computer. Mac and Windows. By Richard Garside. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font properties extension

"This program adds new features to the Properties box of TrueType fonts. It adds, among other things, context sensitive help and descriptions. It also adds a link to the typographer's home page." Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Renamer

Free utility for batch renaming of font files according to the font names that can be found within the (truetype, opentype) fonts. It does alter the font files, and is therefore harmless. FontRenamer, versions 1.37 and 2.04. Free utilities for Windows. Version 3.05 is here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Reserve 3.0

Diamond Soft's font managing software at 110 US dollars. All font formats, originally Mac only, but now also for Windows and Mac OS X. This software can be used to create a page by page catalog of all fonts in a database. Recommended. HypoTypo reports: "I haven't used it in awhile, but I had the same problems... In fact, when I loaded it up with 50,000 fonts, it was not only real slow, but crashed or locked-up every time I tried to do a search... And it was very unstable a lot of the rest of the time... I don't know if there is a newer version that fixes some of those problems... FWIW, I continue to use 'Font Navigator' (Font Reserve's predecessor) as my main font program (nice features and easy to use)... And as a good second program, I use Typograf, it has some very nice 'Print' options..." Ron rick's positive review as a Mac OS X tool. David Creamer review Font Reserve 3.1.1 for Mac OS 9 and X. In June 2003, FontReserve was bought by Extensis (makers of Suitcase). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Service 32

"True Type font managing utility which can view fonts before they're installed (full keyboard, sample text, character table), install/uninstall fonts, create catalogues of fonts, and load/unload these font catalogues on the fly without restarting Windows 95, print elaborate samples of each font." 40USD at WSKA editions. Softseek site with download of an evaluation program. 49 Aus$ shareware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Service International

Demo of a 29USD TrueType font managing utility for Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Spec Pro v7.1

Rocketdownload's shareware (29USD) font manager for Windows95. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Spy

Windows utility. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font utilities

Archive of Windows font utilities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font utilities at chabonk.com

Download things like Fontlister 3.4.5, Font Smoother, TTFPlus 3.4, FontFinder 32 4.20 SigMaker1.3, Font-O-Matic 1.04. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font View v7.0

Free font viewer at the Groan Zone: "Font View V7.0 for Windows 95/NT is a little freeware utility I've written for viewing and testing your installed fonts." Great web page! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Viewer

This free application renders all installed font families in a scrollable grid view. By Thinking Big. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Wrangler

20USD shareware program: "Install, remove, rename, retitle and browse TrueType fonts under Windows 95, 98 and NT, with batch processing and visual previews." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Xplorer

From Moon Software, a freeware tool to manage and select fonts for a specific job. Alternate site. Also, FontLoader. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-ABC
[Jutta Behling]

Small PC font management program by Jutta Behling, dated 1999. Payware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-ABC 2.24 (Windows)

Shareware Windows font viewer and printer by Jutta Behling. Font-ABC 2.24 at Joz's Smallwares. Font-ABC 2.40. Font-ABC 2.50. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-ABC v2.50

Shareware font manager by ABC-Ware. Windows. Alternate download site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontAgent

150 Dollar font manager by Insider Software (Carlsbad, CA), for Mac and PC. Now also FontAgent X and FontAgent Pro for Mac OS/X. Demo. A testimony: "I just purchased FontAgent in hopes of vetting and organizing my extensive (and growing) collection of fonts. Much to my dismay, I found the following: It didn't recognize my Open Type font, classifying them as "corrupt." It didn't recognize .inf and .afm file name extensions, so when it moves Type 1 fonts, it sometimes leaves constituent files behind. It doesn't always recognize the font's foundry -- many, many fonts from major foundries (Adobe!) are classified as "unknown" or " misc." I paid $50 for the software, so I'm disappointed." In August 2002, apparently, OpenType was added as a font format to FontAgent, but I do not know about the other problems. Review by Andrew Shalat. In 2006, they released FontAgent Pro 3.1 for Mac OS X. In 2009, FontAgent Pro Plus 9250 US dollars) comes also bundled with 750 opentype fonts called the Master Type Collection (250 fonts from Bitstream, and 500 from BTN: Breaking The Norm). [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontAssist 3.0

Commercial PC program for identifying or finding a close match for scanned fonts. Free trial with 30runs. By Balarad Software (Ladislav Balara) in Presov, Slovakia. The font recognition program recognizes 5300+ Corel Draw, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word and other trueType fonts based on font features and some key letters. Can also be used as a font installer and printer. Download site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontastic

Free PC font viewer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontBank32 v1.0.32

Free Windows font utility by Alex Wernhardt written in Delphi 2.0. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontbase

Commercial Opentype and truetype listing software by DTP Types Limited. PC only. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontCase

"The first font management system add-on for Silicon Graphics (SGI) systems that complies with the X11 Window System and the Display PostScript System (DPS). FontCase installs PostScript Type 1 fonts quickly and easily. It also organizes your PostScript Type 1 fonts in sets for simplier use." Demo available for this commercial product developed by Valentin Guggiana, at schwarzwaufweiss. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontCompare

Sorts truetype fonts according to style and weight. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontConsultant

FontConsultant V3.0 is a tool for managing, examining and selecting TrueType and PostScript Type 1 fonts on a Windows 95 PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonte 1.0

10 USD program by Laurent Garau for studying which fonts are in the printer and for printing out a font catalog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontEdit

Michael J. Mefford is the creator of the utility FontEdit (for modifying/creating EGA or VGA character fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontello

Iconic font scissors. This free tool can be used to combine icons into a single font. The authors are Roman Shmelev, Vitaly Puzrin and Aleksey Zapparov.

GitHub link.

Fonts from which compositions can be made:

  • Entypo by Daniel Bruce.
  • Font Awesome by Dave Gandy
  • Typicons by Stephen Hutchings
  • Modern Pictograms by John Caserta
  • Meteocons by Alessio Atzeni
  • Maki by Mapbox
  • Zocial by Sam Collins
  • Brandico by Crowdsourced
  • Web Symbols by Just Be Nice studio
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonter

Shareware Windows font manager by OsoSoft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonter (Ososuite Software)

20USD Windows font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontExpert 2006

Commercial Windows font manager by the Russian software producer, Proxima Software. Thirty day free trial. Alternate URL. Download. People generally like this one. In its own words: FontExpert 2006 enables you to preview and manage both installed and uninstalled typefaces, plus examine your system for font errors. You can display the list of installed font faces, customizable font samples and advanced font properties. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontExplorer X

Free font management software by Linotype until April 2009, when it went commercial. For Mac (X version) and Windows (older version). The manager is linked to the on-line font store at Linotype. Verdict by the typophiles: it seems the best thing out there right now, stable and fast. In second position is FontAgent Pro. Suitcase is universally loathed, and FontBook (the built in Mac OSX font manager) is at the bottom of the ladder. A Windows version is in the works. Old URL. Free version at the Linotype site. Other download link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontFinder 32, v.5.5 (PC)

Preview all your system fonts, print out summary information and a sample line. Shareware from Sunshine Software. Free trial version. Main site. Alternate site. Yet another site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontguru

Archive with 25 fonts. Links to the best font tools. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontHandler, FontSentry
[Eugene Lilitko]

QualiType Software (headed by John Colletti) developed fonts and font management utility programs for Windows, including FontHandler and the Font Sentry system for automatic font management. These were sold to Extensis at CreativePro.com in 2000. Eugene Lilitko (b. 1962, armervir, Russia) is the freelance programmer who wrote the programs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontHit

Free Windows font collections manager supporting truetype, type 1, OpenType and FON formats. This promises to be a fantastic resource! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonticate
[Michael Herf]

Michael Herf's free viewer of fonts installed on windows. Michael is a computer science graduate from CMU. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontincluder

Fontincluder 2+Pro, and Fontwizard. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polish type pages. Huge well-documented archive of Latin fonts and dingbats. Links, catalogs, and discussions (in Polish). Dingbat and regular archive by Barmee. Also an erotic font archive. Direct access. Alternate URL. Plus font tool downloads: Typograf 4.0, Font Creator 3.1, FontPage, FontXplorer, TypeTool 1.2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontInfo 1.2.1

Shareware font overviewer by XLM Soft. Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fontinst

TeX macros for converting Adobe Font Metric files to TeX metric (TFM) and virtual font (VF) format. Fontinst is a program that helps with installing fonts for (La)TeX. Since it is written entirely in TeX macros, it is completely portable. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fontinstall.pl

Vincent Zoonekynd's free perl script that installs truetype and type 1 fonts for use in LATEX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontLib 98

From ITB Solutions Inc, a 30 USD Windows software for previewing fonts in a friendly manner. Free trial. Good help for categorization. Alternate site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontlinge

UNIX/Linux font managing software by "Ratti": " Fontlinge (In english maybe one would say "Typies") is a software for fontmanagement, -databases, -organising and printing without having the fonts loaded. It's for TrueTypeFonts (TTF) only, and it's completely written in German language. It reads the files from folders where fonts are stored and creates a completely new directory structure, maybe alphabetical, maybe sorted by company or look-like. It can export BMP-files of this archives for nearly unlimited sized printouts like posters." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontlint 1.1

Mark Gates' FontLint is a font management utility for the Macintosh. It attempts to address the needs of the Macintosh community in regard to installing, disabling, viewing, evaluating, and finding information about fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontList

Freeware PC utility for creating an html file that shows all fonts installed on one's computer. Written by Edwin Martin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontlist

A freeware font lister for Windows. With FontList, you can create a HTML file that will show all the fonts installed on your computer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontList Printer

Freeware Windows font list printer software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontList Printer Pro v1.2

Free Windows font list printer by Russell Davis. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontLister
[Peter Theill]

Great freeware font manager for Windows by Conquerware's Peter Theill (well, version 3 is not; version 2 was here). A review from the net: Got a lot of fonts? Would you like a quick (and free) way to see them -- even the ones that aren't installed? Then take a look at FontLister, a good-looking freeware utility that no Windows font fanatic should be without. It lets you print and view samples of all your typefaces (including TrueType, Type 1, and screen fonts). In this new version, FontLister lets you delete and install TrueType fonts, gives you more-detailed information on each font, and sports several interface and printing enhancements. With this update, FontLister becomes a true must-have for all font lovers. Download and enjoy! Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontLoader

FontLoader is a freeware font viewer for PC. By Moon Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontLook 1.0

Windows font viewer by Len Dobrowski. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontlook v3.5

Glenn Alcott's Windows font manager. Includes character map printer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmanager

Font manager by BeOS Software. PC only. Developed by Skye Poier, it is free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontMap

Free font viewer and printer for Windows, with support for truetype and type 1. By Gary Dix. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontMaster v1.0

Free utility by Eli Rosenberg for previewing truetype fonts on PCs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmatrix
[Pierre Marchand]

Fontmatrix is a free graphical font manager for Linux operating systems and, since recently, also for Winmdows. Mr Docs writes: One thing where Fontmatrix has the older proprietary font managers beat is the concept of tagging. This makes it really nice to group fonts and even sub-group them logically for use in say a book. It also has extensive support to give you a nice GUI to show all the glyphs in a font, previews of sample text, variable sizing and also tell you what kinds of advanced Open Type features are inside the guts of your font. That is something Ive never seen outside of a font editor. And not least, it creates a nice PDF catalog of your fonts for printing or reference. All in all, a real pros font manager, but still nice and user friendly. Another URL. Softpedia discussion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontMiru 1.0

Kei Matsumoto's Windows font viewer (for Japanese and Latin fonts). Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontMonster

Shareware Windows font manager developed by Steven Fox, copyright Leaping Lizards. FontMonster permits editing of names and metrics. Opinion offered by "Character" on abf: "3.5 is the final version. It's a dog. (American slang for very bad) Every time you use it, it takes over the association for .ttf and .pfb and you can no longer use fontview or atm to view fonts." Alan Sargent claims: "FontMonster isn't supported any more, but you can "register" it to remove the nags using name: Steve Hsu ID:11483 or name: BETA TESTER ID: 16983". He continues: "It's the ONLY free kerning editor for both TT and T1 that I'm aware of (as well as other useful functions). It's unsupported shareware (the author disappeared long ago)." Google search. Permanent home in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontNamer

Free utility by OsoSoft for displaying the names of truetype and postscript fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontnoter

Windows 95 font manager software from Denmark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-O-Matic

Free font manager for Windows truetype fonts by H. Deiner at DeinerSoft. Latest version 1.04. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontonizer

Commercial font organizer for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. Free trial downloads. Made by FontUtilities.com, a division of Fast Reports Inc. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontonizer

Windows font manager and viewer by FontUtilities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontonizer

Font manager and viewer by Fast Reports Inc. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-o-rama

Font manager by the Henry Starr Company. Costs 10 dollars. Works with Microsoft Word, QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Microsoft Excel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontOrg
[Alfred M. Jones]

FontOrg is a shareware Windows font organizer written by Al Jones between 2005-2012. For distribution, comments, and discussions, join the FontOrg forum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontPage v1.02

[More]  ⦿

FontPage v2.0.3
[David De Groot]

David De Groot's Belgian outfit (BlueFive Software) gives away FontPage, a font viewer and manager. Free! Alternate site. Alternate site. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontPeeper 32 (Windows)

Free font poreview utility: "PolyVision FontPeeper32 is a shareware Windows 32-bit application by PolyVision Software which allows you to preview fonts in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress or any other Win32 program before selecting them." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontplore

The Fontplore application was developed by Christian Hertlein and Marcus Paeschke in summer 2009 under the supervision of Till Nagel and Professor Boris Müller at the Fachhochschule Potsdam. Fontplore is an interactive application designed for searching and exploring font databases.Fontplore helps you to easily find the right typeface for your project in a collection of several thousands of fonts. It lets you browse, preview, compare and print the fonts you are interested in. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-Printer 1.20

Font manager and viewer. Windows freeware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontRainbow

FontRainbow is a commercial Windows font management program (2o UKP) sold by Everclear Systems. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontRead2000

Free font manager specially designed for cataloguing large collections. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontReview

15 USD shareware program from Lose Your Mind Software: "simply double click a TrueType font file to see exactly what the font looks like. FontReview integrates smoothly with the Windows95 Explorer." Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

!Fonts

Alex Waugh's free font managing utility for PCs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts++
[Steve Wehrmann]

Free font manager for Windows by Steve Wehrmann. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts 1.1

Simple free Windows font viewer by Jeff Miller. See also here. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts and font facilities supplied with ghostscript

Information on fonts in ghostscript. Discussed are the 35 free URW type 1 fonts, Basil Malyshev's Paradissa fonts for Computer Modern, the use of the Fontmap, the prfont.ps program for printing a sample sheet, the free Hanzi font (Chinese) by Jackson Technologies, the free Kanji type 1 fonts by Tetsurou Tanaka of the Department of Engineering, University of Tokyo, N. Glonty and A. Samarin's CM Cyrillic fonts, the bdftops (BDF font to type 1 font) conversion program, and many technical details. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts Conf

For UNIX/X-Windows users: Fontconfig is a library designed to provide system-wide font configuration, customization and application access. Fontconfig contains two essential modules, the configuration module which builds an internal configuration from XML files and the matching module which accepts font patterns and returns the nearest matching font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts Preview
[Frank Fero]

Commercial Font preview extension for Adobe Flash and Illustrator, written by Frank Fero (Tuen Mun, Hong Kong). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontSample

Font viewer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontsee

Font viewing utility. Alternate site. Another site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontseek

Links to font managers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontSelect

Free font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontSelector 1.3

From Peter Theill (Conquerware) in Denmark: "FontSelector is a simple freeware font viewer for Windows 95, 98, NT4 and NT5. It gives you a quick and easy way to browse and print all your installed fonts." Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontshop free fonts

Fontshop free fonts: Interoffice (dingbats), Dingbests, Xcreen (pixel font), René Louis (Richard Beatty), Arsis (a didone font by Elsner&Flake), Moved (Garage), Digi Antiqua (Linotype), DigiGrotesk (Linotype), Pushkin (handwriting, Paratype). Plus free versions of ATM Light 4.61 for Macintosh and ATM Light 4.1 for Windows 95/98/ME/NT4. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontShow 2.7 For Windows 95--NT

Download FontShow, a TrueType font viewer by Gregory Braun. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontShow 98

Balda Dumbs' free font manager (handles Cyrillic too). [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontSmart

Hewlett-Packard FontSmart is a discontinued font utility for Windows. A reader wrote: "The Beauty of Fontsmart was that everytime you ran it, it did an automatic search of all your drives. It then showed a two column screen. On the left were all the fonts on your entire computer, on the right were the ones installed in Windows. You could create font samples in the size of your choice with ease in either column and by simply clicking on a type face(s) in the left column (on your computer but not installed in windows) and the clicking install - voila! the font or fonts were installed. It was so damned simple to use!!" It was a 16-bitv program and is thus no longer supported. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontSpec

Free Windows font manager from Unitech. Version 7.2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontSpec Pro 7

Shareware Windows font manager of limited capability, at the Unitech and MyTools web site. No info on the author of the software. PS and TT. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontsShow 2.0

Free Windows font viewer by Andrey Nelepets at AndreySoft. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontStar 20000

15USD system font viewer written by Multimedia DEV's Paul Muncy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontster

Free Windows utility by Nattyware, who says: Fontster is a font viewer. Despite hundreds of similar utilities, it is probably the easiest tool to browse and preview installed fonts with comfort and flexibility. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonttab

Shareware Windows font viewer and installer (15 USD) by Krzysztof Muszynski. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontTastic

Bitstream's font manager for UNIX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontTest

A simple utility to preview fonts and print sample sheets. For Windows 95/NT. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontTrax 2002

Font manager for Windows 95/98 and NT/2000. Free. Alternate URL. Direct download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontTwister

Alexander Neuber's 39USD font utility for 3d font effects. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontView

Hansjoerg Posch's installed font viewer. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontview 2004.8.19

Shareware font viewer for PC. By Oggisoft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontView v.2.0

Free Windows utility by Edward Koshel. Shows the list of fonts installed in Windows 95, installs, uninstalls, and views. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontViewer

One of PC Magazine's free utilities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontViewer 3.1

Free Windows font viewer by "Anatoly". Mirror. Alternate site by m_vit@chat.ru. Yet another site. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontVisu

Free font visualization utility by Hilips Logiciel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontware Limited

Company located in Fareham, Hampshire, UK, and (possibly) run by David Gibbins. 150 truetype-font collection: go here, here, here, here, here, and here. The 150 fonts have no copyright information other than the date, 2001. Here are the names of this collection: Aston-Italic, Aston, AstonPoster, Barker, Bentine, Brancusi-Italic, Brancusi, Burns, ButlerCaps, Cambridge-Bold, Cambridge-BoldItalic, Cambridge-Italic, Cambridge, CambridgeOpen, Chaplin, Charterhouse-Bold, Charterhouse, Cleese, Constable, Cooke, Corbett, CorpusChristi-Bold, CorpusChristi-Italic, CorpusChristi, Crosby, DaVinci, Dali, Degas, Dodd, Donnatello, Durham-Bold, Durham-Italic, Durham, DurhamPoster-Bold, DurhamPoster-Italic, Edinburgh-Bold, Edinburgh-BoldItalic, Edinburgh-Italic, Edinburgh, Epstein, EpsteinFat, Eton-Italic, Eton, Exeter-Bold, Exeter-Italic, Exeter, Formby, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Gilbert, Gordonstoun-Bold, Gordonstoun-Italic, Gordonstoun, Hancock, Hardy, Harrow-Bold, Harrow-BoldItalic, Harrow-Italic, Harrow, Harvard-Bold, Harvard, Hepworth-Bold, Hepworth, Hope, Keaton, KebleBlack, KebleBoldOutline, KebleCondensed, KebleCondensedBlack, KebleCondensedLight, Keele-Bold, Keele, KingsCollege-Bold, KingsCollege-Italic, KingsCollege, Laurel, Leighton, LeightonCondensed, LeightonExtended, Lloyd, Manet, Marceau, Marlborough-Bold, Marlborough, Matisse, Michaelangelo, Miller, Millfield, Milligan-Bold, Milligan-BoldItalic, Milligan-Italic, Milligan, Miro, Monet, Moore, Morecambe, Peterhouse-Bold, Peterhouse-BoldItalic, Peterhouse-Italic, Peterhouse, Picasso, PicassoLite, Pollock, Pryor, QueensCollege-Bold, QueensCollege-BoldItalic, QueensCollege-Italic, QueensCollege, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rodin, Roedean-Bold, Roedean, Rubens, Secombe, Sellers, Seurat, Sorbonne-Bold, Sorbonne-BoldItalic, Sorbonne-Italic, Sorbonne, StAnnes-Italic, StAnnes, StPauls-Bold, StPauls, Stowe, Sykes, ToulouseLautrec, Turner, Upminster-Bold, Upminster, VanGogh, Verrochio, Warhol, WarholHeavy, WarholLight, Warwick-Bold, Warwick-BoldItalic, Warwick-Italic, Warwick, Wellington, WellingtonHeavy, Winchester-Bold, Winchester-Italic, Winchester, Wisdom, Wise, Yale-Bold, Yale-Italic, Yale. This free font collection may or may not be produced in agreement with Qualitype. Commercial font services, including barcode solutions (about 500 USD for Barcode2000, which includes 3 of 9, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN/UPC, MSI/Plessey, Code 128, Codabar, MICR/E13B, CMC-7&USPS Barcode, and OCR A, OCR B, Letter Gothic, Line Draw&the Euro Currency Symbol) and TrueType logo and signature fonts (200 USD per font in 6 weights). Sells Barcode Assistant. Free barcode demo fonts. Free copy of Fontaware (Windows 3.1 font management). Free font recognition service. Font vendor for Bitstream. Barcodes sold:

  • 1-Dimensional (Linear) Barcodes: Code 128, EAN 128, UCC 128, GS1 128, Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 93, EAN-8, EAN-13, ISBN, ISSN, 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, ITF14, Codabar, MSI, DUN14, Logmars, HIBC, Bookland, IATA.
  • Postal Barcodes: Royal Mail 4 State, PostNet, USZIP, KIX, French Postal, German Postal, Australian 4 State, Singapore 4 State.
  • 2-Dimensional Barcodes: PDF417, Datamatrix, Aztec, QR Code, Maxicode, GS1 Databar, RSS-14, Codablock-F.
  • OCR&MICR Fonts: OCR-A, OCR-B, CMC-7, MICR (E13B), OMR Marks.
[Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontwatch

Freeware program by Michel Dussandier for PCs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonty 98 2.13

Font manager and viewer. Windows, shareware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonty Python
[Donn Ingle]

Free GNU License software for managing fonts on Gnu/Linux by Donn Ingle from South Africa, dated 2006. It supports truetype, opentype, TTC and type 1. Ingle explains: Many designers have collections of font files in big directory structures or on other media. Fonty Python will let you gather your fonts and structure them into collections -- or what I call "Pogs" -- a place to keep tyPOGraphy. Well, why not? Your fonts never move from where they are (so don't worry). All that happens is that you select fonts visually and place their names into a Pog, then you install or uninstall Pogs as you need them. No copies of your fonts are made, only links to the original files are used to install the fonts. For example, you might have a Pog called "logos" into which you place all the ttfs you have of company logos. After that, when you need to work with those logos, you simply install the 'logos' Pog and start your design app! FP is also great for just looking at fonts wherever they are on your computer, without having to install them system-wide. It is written as a mixed command-line/gui application at the moment, allowing very quick use. You can install/remove pogs without having to start the entire gui, which is neat. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonty v1.1

Free Windows font utility by Alexander Rodigin. For viewing and installing truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frank Fero
[Fonts Preview]

[More]  ⦿

Frank Rausch
[TypeShow]

[More]  ⦿

Free Online Font Tools

Annotated list of links to on-line font tools. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FTP SAC

Slovak font manager archive. Huge! More convenient direct FTP access. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ftp-Server Rechenzentrum Uni Heidelberg

University of Heidelberg archive with well-documented fonts and font software. Has copies of SmartFont (Windows font previwer), TTFPlus (16-bit font management), TipoMaker (typebook maker), JobSpecific16 v2.01 (Postscript font assigner), Softy. Siddiqua (Arab truetype font by Laser Printing Solutions, Irvine, CA). About ten morse code fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

functions

UNIX shell files for font management. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gentoo's Fast TrueType Font Guide
[Artur Brodowski]

A FAQ for X-Windows font management, dated 2004, compiled by Artue Brodowski. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geranciamento de fontes

Download site for font managers and font editors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

gfontview
[Robert Alameda]

Roberto Alameda's free GNU-license Linux open code software for viewing fonts. Requires t1lib, GTK+, gif library, and freetype library. Use with X-Windows, Latex and StarOffice. Antialising, kerning (if applicable). Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

gglyph

Written by David Huggins-Daines, gglyph is a GNU-license open code previewer and installer for Type 1 fonts for X-Windows/Linux. [Google] [More]  ⦿

GlyphMaker--GlyphManager

Soon-to-be-released software by Darren Mackay for editing and managing fonts. GlyphManager will be released as Freeware and GlyphMaker will be released as 'Fontware' (essentially designers send me a copy of each font they produce - a better description will be available when the website is up). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grafxfreeware

Links to many font managers/viewers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hamster Font Manager

Freshmeat writes: "HFM is a font manager for Unix systems. With it you can control the avaliability of fonts in all of the supported applications from a central place. Currently included are modules to support X11, Ghostscript and TeX. A PostScript module handles PS Fonts while other fonts remain untouched by this program. HFM has a nice Tcl/TK GUI." Free utility by sopraf. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Handy Dandy Font Viewer (Windows)

Lets you preview fonts for web page selections. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HexWeb Typograph v2.0

Dynamic font selection for web pages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HFM: Hamster Font Manager
[Stefan Krauss]

HFM is a free (GNU license) font manager for Unix systems. It supports in particular X-Windows, Ghostscript and TeX. A PostScript module handles PS Fonts. The software was developed at the Institut für Informatik of the Universität Stuttgart under the supervision of Stefan Krauss. [Google] [More]  ⦿

IC Font v1.2

Commercial font viewer (Windows) by DiV Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ICFont

Free font manager (about 1MB zipped) from ZIK in Zagreb, Croatia. Alternate site. Windows software. MacOS version under development. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igino Marini
[iKern]

[More]  ⦿

iKern
[Igino Marini]

Kerning service offered by Igino Marini. [Google] [More]  ⦿

InstaFont

"InstaFont is a free 32-bit utility that lets you browse through your installed fonts and see how they'd look in various styles and sizes." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Gube
[Six Revisions]

[More]  ⦿

Jean-François Vassard
[Voilà la police]

[More]  ⦿

Jeremy Taylor
[my Fontbook]

[More]  ⦿

J.M. Berthier
[OT1 Font Manager]

[More]  ⦿

JobSpecific version 2.0.1

Utility that makes all your PostScript fonts available for the screen via ATM 3.0x or ATM 4.0x. 30USD from Polyvision Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joz's Sharewares

Dutch page with links to font management software, and with a few archived font files as well, mostly shareware fonts by Elfring Soft Fonts. Includes Elfring Soft Fonts demo versions of Bar Code 128 (A,B,C) and Bar Code 3/9 fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judy Litt--QuaLitty Design

List of links and info on font utilities by Judy Litt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jutta Behling
[Font-ABC]

[More]  ⦿

Karen Kenworthy
[Karen's Font Explorer v1.2]

[More]  ⦿

Karen's Font Explorer v1.2
[Karen Kenworthy]

Free PC utility (font viewer) by Karen Kenworthy (Broken Arrow, OK). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klixo Font Viewer

Small on-line application for testing and viewing the font families, sizes and variants that are supported by Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox on PC and Mac platforms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Komeil Bahmanpour
[Chortkeh BDF Font Viewer]

[More]  ⦿

Letramania

Medium-sized archive. Font editors and managers are also archived: Softy, Fontlab 3.1, Font Creator rogram, FontAgent, FontPage, CrossFont, FontNamer, akFontViewer, mapOcharm X-Fonter, The Font Thing, MW-Fonts 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lettercase

Advertised in 2009 by The League of Movable Type as the first social font manager: Find. Preview. Collaborate. Share with your most trusted colleagues. Lettercase will revolutionize how you work on your fonts. They are looking for beta testers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LetterSetter

LetterSetter is an on-line commercial font specimen layout piece of software, operated, developed and hosted by LettError and TypeSupply. With it, type foundries, designers, typographers, and design agencies can host their own fonts at lettersetter.net, and present them in customizable specimen layouts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

List of font software

Kept by Jacci Howard Bear at Desktop Publishing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Listfont

From Melbourne, Australia, David Aylott's macro for MS Word that produces a sorted list of your fonts with multiple fonts to a page. PFONT, another program by him, does not require MS Word. Finally, for compact printing, there is FONTFILE. David runs Aylott Computing Pty Ltd. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ListFont 1.2

Heiner Eichmann's font listing utility for Windows. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ListFonts v2.02

Freeware font listing program for Windows by Marcos Monteiro. Here is an alternate site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Logiciels Michel Lepretre

Obsolete entity. It had free font utilities by Michel Lepretre: Typo is a shareware font management program for Windows. It handles type 1 and truetype fonts. EmbedTTF lets you look at the embedding bit of your truetype fonts, and lets you change it. Shareware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Main Type
[Erwin Denissen]

40USD Windows font manager by Erwin Denissen, the author of Font Creator. It supports truetype, OpenType and type 1. The latest version is called MainType 2.1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Managers

Free font tools listed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Carrington
[Font Explorer]

[More]  ⦿

Mathijs Juressip
[FindThatFont]

[More]  ⦿

Meine Schriftarten

10 Euro utility by Christian A.D. Kassler for checking which fonts are on your PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Herf
[Fonticate]

[More]  ⦿

Michael's Dilemma

Great page with links to font managers, font creation and font conversion programs. Includes downloads of ATM Light, BertSoft, Ares FontMinder, CrossFont v1.3, Softy. And, of course, careful reviews of all software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike's Sketchpad

Font tips by Mike Doughty. Explains about font installation on Mac and PC, font conversions between Mac and PC, font browsers, font editors and font software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike's Sketchpad: Font Tutorials

Mike Doughty's huge web site with information about porting fonts from one platform to another (Mac, PC) using various pieces of software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miriam Ruiz

List of free fonts for Debian Linux, compiled by Miriam Ruiz. She has a script (utility) for visiting the fonts and generating a layout table on the fly. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Moochers (Fonts)

Some TrueType fonts, and a few free Windows font management utilities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

mu-font 1.1

Freeware font utility for Windows. By Ruhr Soft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mururoa Team

Fonts 1.1 is a free font viewer for PCs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MW-Fonts

Freeware PC utility for showing all installed fonts. By Markus Welz (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

my Fontbook
[Jeremy Taylor]

Jeremy Taylor's wonderful free web font viewer to browse and display one's font collection. Created in 2009. He lives in San Diego. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts

Shareware Windows font manager from Unitech, by Uri Foox. Version 3.2. Registered users of MyFonts get free utilities such as FontEyes, FontGrid, and FontList. There is also a free TrueType font renamer, Font Renamer. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naf

Naiborly Software's easy-to-use and free utility to view all the fonts installed on your PC. For Windows 95/98/NT only - v1.0.0. By Ian Anderson. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

New Hua

Many font utilities at this Chinese site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

NexusFont

Free Windows font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikolay Dubina

Nikolay Dubina reviews font managers (for Cyrillic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

NONAGS

Great page to find the latest free fonts. Well-researched links, and easy fast downloads. Plus some font management software for PCs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Not Another Font Viewer (NAF)

Windows font viewer. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nullsoft

Archive with some font managers/utilities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oak Systems Font Browser

Shareware font browser by Oak Systems. [Google] [More]  ⦿

OddJob

A collection of Windows utilities including a tool for managing your fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Opcion

Opcion Font Viewer is a free font viewer written in Java for viewing both installed and uninstalled TrueType fonts on Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

OT1 Font Manager
[J.M. Berthier]

OpenType, TrueType and Type 1 font manager for Windows, by J.M. Berthier. Thirty day free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Panose
[Benjamin Bauermeister]

Panose is a ten-digit number where each digit is hexadecimal (between 0 and 15) that attempts to classify a font. If applicable and computed, it may be inserted into the OS/2 Table of the Rich Font Description (RFD) incorporated into each True Type font. It was invented to speed up printers by minimizing the number of fonts required in the printer memory. For eample, Times New Roman is 2263545234, but Wingdings is 5000000000. Panose numbers are useful for detecting similar styles of fonts in collections. There is software (like High Logic's Main type that permits one to view fonts in collections by Panose number. The digits take care of these properties: (1) kind (2) class (3) weight (4) aspect (5) contrast (6) serif variant (7) treatment (8) lining (9) topology (10) range of characters.

Panose was developed by Benjamin Bauermeister (b. 1960, St. Louis, MO). In 1990 he cofounded ElseWare with Clyde McQueen in Seattle, where he first revealed his PANOSE1 Typeface Matching System which began as a 7 digit number. Each succeeding digit breaks the font collection down into ever smaller groups. Hewlett-Packard Co. purchased Elseware Co. and expanded PANOSE to ten digits. HP created a PANOSE engine that compressed font information into 2kb packets and incorporated the Panose numbers into their Agfa Monotype typefaces to identify which packet should be used with which font. Then they designed their printers so that instead of using an entire font, they just sent the number. The printer memory did the math and reproduced a simulation of the font. In other words, the PANOSE numbers told the printers how to draw the typeface. Some improvements were made and Panose1 became Panose2. Bauermeister wrote A Manual of Comparative Typography: The Panose System (Paperback) (1987, Van Nostrand Reinhold).

Other links on Panose: Bauermeister, Panose 1, Panose 2, Panose 3, Panose 4, Panose 5, Panose 6, W3C, More W3C, Microsoft Panose page, W3C page.

The details of the digits:

Family
Serif Style
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • Cove (2)
  • Obtuse Cove (3)
  • Square Cove (4)
  • Obtuse Square Cove (5)
  • Square (6)
  • Thin (7)
  • Bone (8)
  • Exagerated (9)
  • Triangle (10)
  • Normal Sans (11)
  • Obtuse Sans (12)
  • Perp Sans (13)
  • Flared (14)
  • Rounded (15)
Weight
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • Very Light (2)[100]
  • Light (3) [200]
  • Thin (4) [300]
  • Book (5) [400] same as CSS1 'normal'
  • Medium (6) [500]
  • Demi (7) [600]
  • Bold (8) [700] same as CSS1 'bold'
  • Heavy (9) [800]
  • Black (10) [900]
  • Extra Black / Nord (11) [900] force mapping to CSS1 100-900 scale
Proportion
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • Old Style (2)
  • Modern (3)
  • Even Width (4)
  • Expanded (5)
  • Condensed (6)
  • Very Expanded (7)
  • Very Condensed (8)
  • Monospaced (9)
Contrast
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • None (2)
  • Very Low (3)
  • Low (4)
  • Medium Low (5)
  • Medium (6)
  • Medium High (7)
  • High (8)
  • Very High (9)
Stroke Variation
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • No Variation (2)
  • Gradual/Diagonal (3)
  • Gradual/Transitional (4)
  • Gradual/Vertical (5)
  • Gradual/Horizontal (6)
  • Rapid/Vertical (7)
  • Rapid/Horizontal (8)
  • Instant/Horizontal (9)
  • Instant/Vertical (10)
Arm Style
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • Straight Arms/Horizontal (2)
  • Straight Arms/Wedge (3)
  • Straight Arms/Vertical (4)
  • Straight Arms/Single Serif (5)
  • Straight Arms/Double Serif (6)
  • Non-Straight Arms/Horizontal (7)
  • Non-Straight Arms/Wedge (8)
  • Non-Straight Arms/Vertical 90)
  • Non-Straight Arms/Single Serif (10)
  • Non-Straight Arms/Double Serif (11)
Letterform
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • Normal/Contact (2)
  • Normal/Weighted (3)
  • Normal/Boxed (4)
  • Normal/Flattened (5)
  • Normal/Rounded (6)
  • Normal/Off Center (7)
  • Normal/Square (8)
  • Oblique/Contact (9)
  • Oblique/Weighted (10)
  • Oblique/Boxed (11)
  • Oblique/Flattened (12)
  • Oblique/Rounded (13)
  • Oblique/Off Center (14)
  • Oblique/Square (15)
Midline
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • Standard/Trimmed (2)
  • Standard/Pointed (3)
  • Standard/Serifed (4)
  • High/Trimmed (5)
  • High/Pointed (6)
  • High/Serifed (7)
  • Constant/Trimmed (8)
  • Constant/Pointed (9)
  • Constant/Serifed (10)
  • Low/Trimmed (11)
  • Low/Pointed (12)
  • Low/Serifed (13)
XHeight
  • Any (0)
  • No Fit (1)
  • Constant/Small (2)
  • Constant/Standard (3)
  • Constant/Large (4)
  • Ducking/Small (5)
  • Ducking/Standard (6)
  • Ducking/Large (7)
[Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pass the shareware

Shareware font tool archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Bilak
[Typotheque]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Peter Theill
[FontLister]

[More]  ⦿

Pierre Marchand
[Fontmatrix]

[More]  ⦿

Pig Font Viewer

A simple free font viewer that allows you to preview all fonts in your fonts folder. For all operating systems. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pop Char

A commercial character map viewer by Ergonis, for Mac and Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Postscript Utility Library

Derry Bryson's project: an open source code library for manipulation and generation of Postscript files and font management. Intended for X11/UNIX/Linux environments. No releases yet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Printer's Apprentice

Font manager program in the style of Bitstream Font Navigator. Shareware by Lose Your Mind Development. Present version 8.0. Font Review is another of their font management tools for Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0 and 2000. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ProDTP

This page has free downloads of the Adobe OpenType Converter (type 1 to OpenType), Bitmap Font Writer, Bmap2AFM (for Mac), and Mike Gibbard's character replacement utility, Characteristica. This page carries the free type 1 editor Noah, the free truetype font editor, Softy, and the utilities Unicode Viewer and The Font Thing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Protaxis BestFonts

For the PC: a small freeware utility that help you to preview installed fonts, organize fonts in font groups, send font files on e-mail, pack fonts in zip archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Proxima Software

Russian outfit that produced many fonts. Some Cyrillic fonts still at the site. They are selling FontExpert, a good Windows font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quick Font

Free font manager. At this site, you will also find setup32d.exe (truetype font manager), barssh.zip (3.5MB file for label printing), fonttest.zip (foont contact sheet printer), and setup32d.exe (truetype manager). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rascall Software

Utility software for font maintenance and management. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Garside
[Font Picker]

[More]  ⦿

Robert Alameda
[gfontview]

[More]  ⦿

Rosie Wolf

Gone. It used to have these font utilities: 30.07Advancedfontsv, Font Creator, Font Doctor, Font Reserve v2.6, Font Wrangler v2.0j, FontAgent9, FontExpert 2004 v6.0, FontExpert2004, FontRenamer122, Font_Xplorer_Lite, Fontlab Transtype v2, Suitcase, X-Fonter, Fontographer, Safefont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schrift 2000

Free font manager for PC truetype fonts by Andreas Huber. Page in German. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schrift 2000
[Andreas Huber]

Free utility by Andreas Huber to get a survey of all installed fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schrift 2000 v1.6

Shareware font manager. Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schrift 97 1.3

Sort and manage your Windows fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schrift99

Free font manager for PC truetype fonts by Andreas Huber. Page in German. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schrift99 1.4

Font manager and viewer. Windows freeware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schriften Manager 1.0

Font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schriften Programme

Font managers download site (in German) [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schriften Software

Font manager archive. Contains FontFinder32 4.5, FontPage 2.0.3, Font-Printer 1.20, FontShow 3.0, Fonty 98 2.16, TrueType-Viewer, Typograf 4.08. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Schriften-Programme

Site with downloadable shareware programs for font management and font editing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Computer Graphics

Windows software reviews. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scribus

Free open source desktop page layout program in the tradition of Corel Ventura, Quark Xpress, PageMaker and InDesign, designed for Linux and Unix. Flexible PDF creation options, PDF Import, Encapsulated Postscript import/export and creation of 4 color separations. Scribus also supports via freetype Unicode text including right to left scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew. Graphic formats which can be placed in Scribus include Encapsulated Post Script (eps), TIFF(Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), Portable Network Graphics (png) and XPixMap(xpm). The PDF driver from Scribus can embed fonts for postscript printing and you can use and output high resolution EPS files. Other useful features include manual kerning of type, rotating object frames, bezier curves polygons, precision placement of objects, layering with RGB and CMYK custom colors. Unlike proprietary binary file formats, even damaged documents can be recovered with a simple text editor. Python scripts extend the usefulness. Among these, we find Font Sample Generator (which makes samples of your installed fonts). Author and Maintainer: Franz Schmid. Programming contributions from Paul Johnson, Christian Töpp, and Alastair Robinson. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sea Dragon

Archive for Windows 95 font managers and utilities. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selector (Lezlisoft)

From Hungary, Lezlisoft's free font managing software for Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serial numbers

Serial numbers for most font editors and font managers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

sFont

Freeware (Windows) font viewer by Leviathon Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shampolyon

Shampolyon / FontViewer is a free font viewer for Japanese and Latin fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shapecatcher

Draw something in a box, and this site will give you the nearest unicode symbols that match it. Japanese, korean and chinese will soon also be supported. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ShareCorner

Links to some font utilities. In German. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ShowFonts 1.1

[More]  ⦿

Showpfafonts

Perl script for showing type 1 fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SierraHome Publishing

One nice free font per week. Their Print Artist Platinum 4.5 CD (50 USD) comes with 300 Agfa fonts, and the AGFA Print Artist Font Manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simplythebest Fonts

Font utility site offering shareware products such as the Visi Font Gold font printing and cataloguing utility for PCs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simtel.Net

Mario Procopio's great archive with lots of goodies. Examples: one zip file with 60 fonts from Divide by Zero, several font managers. Among the Windows font managers: FontTrax v2000.1, pa710, Fontab 1.8, Amviewer (by Arjan Mels), Hellod (for font decoration), Symsel2 (selects and copies symbols from truetype fonts), Phontz, akFontViewer 3.0, FontImpressions 1.1, MyFonts 3.5, FontC, FontNamer 2.3, FontPeeper 32, FontMagic 1.0, FontFinder32 v5.30, ADing FontManager v1.35, FontChart. Plus the following GraphxEdge fonts: GEBanners, GEClipz, GEComedy, GECurviture, GEElegantScript, GEFiestaMarquee, GEFleet, GEFreeForm, GEFrills, GEGlob, GEHandyScript, GENervousTwitch, GERomanesse, GESheerScript. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simtel.Net Windows 95 Collection

Download some fonts and font utilities. Includes akFontViewer 3.0 (Windows font viewer), amviewer (Arjan Mels' Font Viewer), Crossfont 1.4, Font Namer v2.3, Win32 Font Lister, Fontab 1.8 (font viewer), FontC, FontChart 2.1, FontCP 1.0 (sorts truetype fonts by kind), FontFinder32 v5.30, Font Impressions 2.0 (font manager), Fontlook 3.5, Fontmagic 1.0 (previewing, installing), Fontpeeper 3.2, Fontrax 2000, Hellod (font decoration tool for web pages), JobSpecific32 v2.01 (Postscript font assigner), MyFonts v3.5, ADing ParkFont v1.00 (font resources manager), Phontz (font viewer), Symsel2 (select symbols from truetype fonts), ttr_1000 (truetype font renamer), Visi Font Gold v1.1 (font viewer). Also has a Burnmese font, a Coptic font (Mena), and fifteen fonts from GraphxEdge. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Six Revisions
[Jacob Gube]

Jacob Gube lists ten free font managers. Other subpages by him:

Elsewhere he lists eighteen free icon fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SKS FontView 1.4.1

Shareware Windows font viewer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SKS FontView 2.2

Shareware font viewer for PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SmartFont 1.2 (Windows)

"Smartfont provides a permanent on-screen display of all the fonts installed on your system in a scrollable list, with each font shown using its own typeface. " Oakley Data Services in the UK. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Softlandmark

Type tools archive. You can fond here Advanced Font Catalog 1.20, X-Fonter 3.5, Font Glancer v0.9.8, abSee v1.02, akFontViewer 3.2.0, FontFinder 32 v5.96, Font-O-Matic v1.04, Win32 Font Lister v3.6, MyFonts Windows Font Manager v4. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stahuj.cz

Archive with some font viewers and font managers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

STC Font Browser

Fantastic on-line font tool that shows all fonts active on one's system. Direct access to this wonderful tool. [Google] [More]  ⦿

STC::fontBROWSER

Free utility by Jerome Maurey-Delaunay (STC Associates) for any system that has Flash 6. This web-based Flash 6 application shows all of the user's active fonts through any OS and browser that supports the Flash 6 (or higher) browser plug-in. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Krauss
[HFM: Hamster Font Manager]

[More]  ⦿

Steve Wehrmann
[Fonts++]

[More]  ⦿

Stichtwortverzeichnis

Typograf download, v. 4.08. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stuart Robinson
[Flipping Typical]

[More]  ⦿

Technische Universität Wien

A site with several free font managers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TEX font utilities

TEX font utilities, including accfonts, adjkerns, afmtopl, ega2mf, fontinst, fontload, freetype, gsftopk, macfont, makefonts, mathinst, mathkit, mf2ps, mf2pt3, mff-29, mkpkfontdir, mm, mmtools, pbmtogf, pf2afm, pfm2afm, pkbbox, ps2afm, ps2mf, ps2pk, ps4mf, psposter, qdtexvpl, t1install, t1tools, t1utils, tfmpk, tfmpktest, ttf2pfb, ttf2pk, ttf2pt1, unadobe, vfinst, vplutils. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TFMPK v0.35

Freeware TeX font viewer for X windows, by Yotam Medini. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Font Thing

The Font Thing is Sue Fisher's freeware font management tool for Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0. The features sound promising. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ThumbsPlus

Shareware program "to locate, view, edit, print and organize your images, metafiles, fonts and movies. It will even build web pages for you!" For Windows NT/95/3.1. Only TT fonts. From Cerious Software. A Mac beta program is available as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tin Hoc

This Vietnamese site has Fontographer 4.1, Font Navigator, Font Creator, Font Finder and Font Lister. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TipoMaker

50 USD shareware utility from Lezlisoft to create typebooks of installed or non-installed fonts under Windows, for truetype and type 1 fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Torry's Delphi Pages

Font utilities written in Delphi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tripwire Magazine: 60+ Typography&Font Mega Toolbox

A discussion and listing of the main font creation and font management tools in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tripwire Magazine: Font Tools

A discussion and listing of the main font creation and font management tools in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trowser

Free utility by Eric Tauck for viewing True Type fonts before they are installed. Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Truetype Explorer 2.1.0

Kevin Macdonald's free truetype font manager. It permits exploration of all facets of a truetype font, short of editing. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TrueType Friendly Namer

Brent Aliverti's free Windows utility for renaming truetype fonts to their real names. Written in Visual Basic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TrueType Renamer

Free Windows 95/98 font utility by Fabrizio Giustina. This does NOT rename the font, it only renames the font file using the font's real name. Hackers: this can be done simply by grepping the font name from the output of utilities like ttfview, and moving the font file. My own script for UNIX environments is just a few lines long. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TrueTypeToType42.ps

Ghostscript-based program by Thomas H. Barton for creating a PostScript Type 42 font file from a TrueType font file. The included C program ShowAllGlyphs creates a PostScript program which shows all the glyphs defined by the font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TSTFontsCombo&TSTFontsList 1.22

Free open source code utilities fy Jakub Dusek (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTAttrib

Free utility by Rufus Hendon for displaying various attributes of a TrueType font. Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTEdit

TTEdit is a free truetype font editor for Windows. Page in Japanese. From the same people, Handfont (for handwriting generation), OTEdit (OpenType font editor for Windows), and font utilities. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTF Fast Installer

20USD utility for Windows from Bimas that installs TrueType fonts properly. Check also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ttf Manager

Font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTF Plus (Starlight Media)

Free font manager for truetype fonts in 95/98/NT4. By Starlight Media. Not to be confused with the commercial product TTFPlus by Watermark Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTFMan v1.0

Free Windows font utility by Christian Maas. For viewing and installing truetype fonts. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTF_NameTable

Free utility that hows the name table information in a truetype font. Posted on alt.binaries.fonts on December 7, 2002. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTFPLUS 3.1

For Windows and NT, search, preview, install and print truetype fonts. From Watermark Software [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTFPlus 3.5 (Watermark Software)

From Watermark Software, a commercial product for Windows that will help you manage TrueType fonts. Costs 25 dollars. Last version is TTFPlus 3.5. Alternate site. A font management utility that lets you preview, locate, transfer and print TrueType fonts. Free evaluation copy available. Not to be confused with the free font manager TTF Plus from Starlight Media. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTFPreview

Free truetype font viewer for Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TTFScritte

Web program that permits the transformation of truetype font texts into GIFs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeDNA -- FontShaker
[Darren Glenister]

Advanced commercial font management software released in 2009, and developed by Darren Glenister. Review by Robert Palmer. TypeDNA includes Font Harmony and Similar Fonts tools to help you select aesthetically-compatible fonts for projects. Font Harmony indexes fonts on your local computer, and also references TypeDNA's online repository of fonts to find matches and harmonies for your selections. Similar Fonts shows fonts similar to one's selection. FontShaker (2009) is a fantastic manager for on-line viewing of fonts on one's computer (no software installation necessary!), sort your fonts, comment on them, and rate them. TypeDNA also includes OCR-based font recognition. Its performance is snappy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeRodent 1.2

Rich Tatum's Windows utility that can generate either a single document containing a complete list of all the installed TrueType fonts on your system or a formatted sample of the typeface of your choice. Free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeRodent 1.2

Free software by Rich Tatum: "TypeRodent is a Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 font utility. Using TypeRodent you can generate either a single document containing a complete list of all the installed TrueType fonts on your system or a formatted sample of the typeface of your choice." [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeShow
[Frank Rausch]

Software for testing typefaces and showing them on web sites. Developed by Frank Rausch at LucasFonts in Berlin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeStyler 3.0

Mac and PC commercial software for manipulating type abd composing ads and headlines. In the 200 USD range. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeView

Volker Weber's free Windows too for viewing and printing fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TYPO v2.8.0

Typo 2.8.0, a 30USD shareware font manager for Windows 95, Windows 98, NT 3.51 and NT 4 written by Michel Leprêtre. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typo2.80

Type 1 and truetype font manager for Windows. Shareware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typograf

Shareware font management utility for Windows by Alex Neuber. Includes previewing, printing, classification and comparisons of fonts. Written by Alexander and Matthias Neuber. People say good things about this software. Appears to be the best font management system for Windows and NT. Check also this FTP site. You can also edit font headers in both TrueType and type 1 fonts. Everyone raves about this product. Address of registered user: Joe Bloggs (123 Street) claims his registration code is CORE881SIRAX73683290929, and that later versions of Typograf can be cracked by searching here. Yummy writes: "Typograf (and just about everything else) requires ATM in order to handle Type 1 fonts. Get rid of the ATM deluxe, download trial copy of Pagemaker from Adobe - it comes with ATM4 Lite. ATMLite+Typograf beats ATM deluxe hands down in every respect of font management. (Plus, you also get database!). If you use Typograf extensively, please support quality software and buy it." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typotheque
[Peter Bilak]

Typotheque is an initiative of Peter Bilak and ui42 out of Bratislava (Slovakia): Typotheque is an Internet-based independent type foundry. It offers quality fonts for PC and Macintosh platforms in standard European character set and in CE (central european) character set. All fonts have full (european) character sets, are thoroughly tested and manually kerned.

Typotheque also offers its own type utilities: AccentKernMaker and FontAgent.

Free fonts: Remix Typotheque and RaumSüd.

Commercial fonts: Fedra Sans (2001, 30 weights), Holy Cow (2000), Champollion (2000), Eureka (2000), Eureka Phonetik (2000), Eureka Arrows (2000), Eureka Glyphs (2000), Jigsaw (Light and Stencil, 2000, by Johanna Balusikova), Fedra Mono (2002), Fedra Bitmaps (2002), Fedra Serif (2003, 48 weights, with a characteristic shy female A, toes pointing inwards), Fedra Serif Display (2006), Fedra Arabic (2006) and Greta (2006-2007, Greta Text and Greta Display), a newspaper type family designed for the main Slovak newspaper, SME. Greta Text won an award at TDC2 2007 and is also being used by the Sunday Times (along with Sunday Times Modern by Emtype and Flama by M. Feliciano). Greta Symbol (2012) is a 10-style 1200-glyphs-per-style superfamily of symbols commonly used in newspapers, magazines and online publications.

In 2005, Collins Fedra Sans and Serif were published for use in the Collins dictionaries. A slightly modified version of Fedra Sans is used by the Czech Railways.

In 2008, Peter Bilak, Eike Dingler, Ondrej Jób, and Ashfaq Niazi created the 21-style family History at Typotheque: Based on a skeleton of Roman inscriptional capitals, History includes 21 layers inspired by the evolution of typography. These 21 independent typefaces share widths and other metric information so that they can be recombined. Thus History has the potential to generate thousands of different unique styles. History 1, e.g., is a hairline sans; History 2 is Peignotian; History 14 is a multiline face; History 15 is a stapler face, and so forth.

In 2009, Bilak published the extensive Irma (Sans, Slab) family, which includes a hairline. Typotheque's other designer is Johanna Balusikova.

Collection of over 90 articles on type design by by Stuart Bailey, Michael Bierut, Peter Bilak, Andrew Blauvelt, Erik van Blokland, Max Bruinsma, David Casacuberta, Andy Crewdson, Paul Elliman, Peter Hall, Jessica Helfand, Steven Heller, Roxane Jubert, Emily King, Robin Kinross, Rosa Llop, Ellen Lupton, Martin Majoor, Rick Poynor, Michael Rock, Stefan Sagmeister, and Dmitri Siegel.

In 2011, he created Julien, a playful geometric display typeface loosely inspired by the early 20th century avant-garde. It is based on elementary shapes and includes multiple variants of each letter. It feels like a mix of Futura, Bauhaus, and geometric modular design.

Julien (2012) is a playful geometric display typeface loosely inspired by the early 20th century avant-garde.

Karloff (2012, Positive, Negative, Neutral) is a didone family explained this way: Karloff explores the idea how two extremes could be combined into a coherent whole. Karloff connects the high contrast Modern type of Bodoni and Didot with the monstrous Italians. The difference between the attractive and repulsive forms lies in a single design parameter, the contrast between the thick and the thin. Neutral, the offspring, looks like a slab face.

Lumin (2013) is a family that includes slab-serif, sans serif, condensed and display typefaces, and no attept is made to make them uniform in style.

Lava (2013) is a magazine typeface originally designed for Works That Work magazine. It was extended to a multilingual workhose typeface family.

Behance link. Typedia link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ubique Truetype Font Cataloguer

Shareware truetype cataloguer by Future Trend Enterprise. [Google] [More]  ⦿

UBIQUE truetype font cataloguer

Font viewing and printing utility. Free, from future Trend Enterprise. [Google] [More]  ⦿

University of Muenster

This archive has some fonts (such as the fonts from Rubicon, and a host of Morse and Braille fonts), a handwriting font set from Elfring (ElfringEliteLight, Flushing, Grandam, Hotpress, Jessica, MechBold, OldEnglish, Patrician, Saffron, ZenStCharles) and many font utilities (TipoMaker v2.0, Selector v1.0, FontChart, FontSorter, Pfont, and so on). [Google] [More]  ⦿

US Digitech

Archive of font tools. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Veenix TypeBook Creator

Commercial product fore Mac OS X for creating and printing type specimen sheets/books of a font collection. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ViewFont v1.1

"ViewFont will allow you to see a word or phrase in all the fonts on your system and make printouts to see how they look printed on paper." By Oceris. Free. For Windows only. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

VisuPol

Freeware program by Michel Dussandier for viewing a phrase in all the available fonts on your PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Voilà la police
[Jean-François Vassard]

Free software that shows all the fonts installed on a Windows machine. By Jean-François Vassard. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Weddingsoft

1.5MB file with a font manager. [Google] [More]  ⦿

WGL Assistant v1.1

Written by Radoslaw Przybyl, who was assisted by Adam Twardoch, WGL Assistant is a shareware multilingual font manager for Windows. A beta version of this software by Adam Twardoch is freely available." WGL Assistant allows convenient use of the multilingual (Unicode/WGL4) TrueType and OpenType fonts in all MS Windows applications. " [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wimpy

Automated font installer for many machines. Free, by Peter Theill, Conquerware. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Win 32 Font Lister

David M. Williams' font management utility for PC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Windows 95--98 Font Management Tools

Over 100 Windows font utilities: downland discussions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Windows 95--98 Font Management Tools

Font utilities: great links page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Windows Font Software

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Windows font utilities

Often recommended font utilities for Windows include

  • Character Map (Charmap.exe is part of Windows).
  • Character Map Pro.
  • CM32: Thomas Bigler's small, fast utility that can show virtually any character.
  • Printer's Apprentice.
  • Typograf.
Comments from RSD99 after someone suggested using Charmap.exe: "CM32 is better, and it's **free.**". [Google] [More]  ⦿

WinFiles.Com

Links to font management and creation software for Windows. Maintained by Steve Jenkins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

WinPolices

Shareware program by Claude Dreyer for visualizing your PC fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

WinSite Tech Center

Font utility archive. Has AL Font Installer, Font Xplorer Lite, FontLoader, FontAgent, ADingOD ParkFont, TrueType Explorer, ADingOD FontManager, AMI Font Wrangler, MiLoco Fontes, and tens more. [Google] [More]  ⦿

WORDS

Ernst K. Locker's Windows screensaver (free, 220KB), which "displays single words/sentences or short paragraphs in all sorts of type fonts, colors and angles." [Google] [More]  ⦿

XATM

X Another Type Manager is an X-Windows type manager developed by a group of students at Chiba university in Japan. Free. May be used for OCF, CID, truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

X-Fonter

Shareware Windows font manager by Peter and Fanny at Blacksun Software in Turnhout, Belgium: X-Fonter is a user friendly Font Viewer, Font Manager and 3D Graphic creator. [Google] [More]  ⦿

XFonts

Alexander Weber's truetype fonts manager for Windows 95/98. [Google] [More]  ⦿

xglyph

Free X-Windows type 1 font previewer as part of Rainer Menzner's t1lib package. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xming

From the technobabble blurb: Xming X Server: Xming is the leading free unlimited X Window server for Microsoft Windows (XP/2003/Vista). It is fully featured, light and fast, simple to install and because it is standalone native Microsoft Windows, easily transported [WWW]portable as a Pocket PC X server. It is totally secure when used with [WWW]SSH and optionally includes an enhanced PuTTY Link SSH client and a portable PuTTY replacement package. Xming is cross-compiled on Linux for Microsoft Windows (32-bit x86), using [WWW]MinGW, mainly from the canonical [WWW]X.Org source code with my patches applied. It is kept current and secure with updates for [WWW]X11, [WWW]XKB, [WWW]FreeType2, [WWW]Pthreads-Win32 and [WWW]Freedesktop Bugzilla. When released Public Domain, Xming can be distributed and used without restriction as it is open source licensed, mostly [WWW]MIT/X11. [Google] [More]  ⦿