Font removal Win 98

  sila 09:30 20 Jul 2004

I have over a 1000 fonts in the folder. I only use photoimaging, word and excel. Do I need so many fonts, if not do I have to remove them one by one ? There is a programme called ATM de luxe but it is quite expensive

  Terry Brown 10:00 20 Jul 2004

I think the extention for fonts in win 98 is fnt ( e.g. arial.fnt). Do a search for this extention and the fonts you do not want move to another folder /storage devive (Floppy?)

  Pesala 11:02 20 Jul 2004

The Font Thing (483 K) click here Font Manager

First create an independent directory to store all your fonts, just in case you remove one you shouldn't have. C:\My Fonts\ for example.

Copy all of the fonts from C:\Windows\Fonts\ to that directory.

Then you can delete large numbers of fonts. Sorting by date is often a good way to identify groups of fonts that came with one package.

This page is a useful guide to which fonts should not be removed.

The Font Thing is great for previewing and managing fonts. I usually do mine manually, because I don't change them often, and I know where to find what I need, but The Font Thing will automate the process.

  Pesala 11:02 20 Jul 2004
  Filch 13:16 20 Jul 2004

In 98, click on My Computer, then Control Panel, the Fonts. Always remove fonts from here.

  sila 14:55 20 Jul 2004

Thanks to all of you who have responded. Will follow through advice

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