How to get rid of unwanted system fonts?


Gene E. Bloch

It would be very handy, if you could customise the list for each

Better yet, it would be handy to be able to specify a font list within
the application. AFAIK, this can't be done. Back in DOS/early Windows
days, some applications had their own, internal font files. This started
to disappear when dot-matrix printers became obsolete.

I have several font collections on CD, probably a couple of thousand
files overall, including (no doubt many duplicates. But I've found (as
most of us eventually do) that hoarding such data is pointless. ;-)
You are forgetting that hoarding is a good in and of itself.

At least, that's my excuse :)
Have good day,
Wolf K.
You too,
Gene B.

Joe Morris

Actually, I meant what I said more literally than that: I meant work
from a separate list that gives access only to the fonts in that list,
without deleting any fonts from the computer or from Windows's normal
purview. That's why I analogized it to the Library.

If such a thing existed, it might be a third-party program written by
somebody who shares your frustration...
I've not tried it, but the spec sheet for Extensis' "Suitcase Fusion 3"
product (US$99) looks like it might be what you're looking for. It's listed
as supporting XPSP3, VSP1, and Win7, both 32-bit and 64-bit (apparently as a
32-bit application, not native 64-bit).


Copying some of the bullets from the web page:

?Powerful preview technologies
?There when you need it, the Suitcase Fusion CoreT runs in the background,
for critical activation and deactivation
?Built using Universal Type ServerT technology
?Available for Macintosh® or Windows®
?Auto-activation plug-ins for Adobe® InDesign®, Illustrator®, Photoshop®,
and QuarkXPress®
?Application Sets activate fonts whenever you launch selected apps.
?Automatically activates exact type faces for leading applications*
?Automatically activates fonts in linked or embedded objects*
?Automatically deactivates fonts when a document is closed*
?Automatically activates WebINK and Google Web Fonts required for Photoshop
website mock-ups.
?Easily control global auto-activation preferences for each application

Joe Morris
Jan 12, 2012
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"Wolf K" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...

The question I have is, Why? On my Win7 system, the font folder takes up approximately 1/10 of 1 per cent of my total
hard drive, and a 298GB drive is relatively small by today's standards. I know everybody feels it's there "right" to
have total control over everything they own, but there are plenty of other things in life to worry about than a tiny bit
of hard drive space. If you don't want to use them, then don't. They're not slowing down your system, and they don't
take up much room. What's the problem? :)
SC Tom

I want to delete my Arial fonts so that I can replace them with a modified version. I like everything about Arial - except for the idiotic decision to make a lowercase-l (ell) identical to an uppercase-I (eye). I have tried simply adding the modified fonts to my fonts folder, but that doesn't work because I keep running into things that want to use the original Arial font. Hence, I want to delete the original Arial fonts so that I can give their names to the modified fonts where an I(eye) looks like an I(eye) instead of an l(ell).

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