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    Addicted to Type?

    I was just cleaning up and rearranging some of my folders and decided to count how many fonts I had, I have about 17,000 fonts (right clicked on folders and took # of files so the number could be slightly off) of course I only have about 600 installed. I had over 1000 installed when I had Win98 but it caused problems. and yes, I have a font called "Addicted to Type". Well at least fonts are fairly small (they equal about 550MB total)

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    !!

    I'm certain fonts slow down your system something horrible - I noticed a decent speed increase in many windows applications when I deleted most of my un-used fonts. Do you do a lot of graphic design work?

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    It's only when those fonts are actually installed Skunk.

    17,000 is ridiculous, even for someone who likes fonts (me). I used to have about 300-400 on at any one time, now I maybe have 50? I just found that there are too many similir fonts out there for me to install (or even download) every single once that I liked.
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    I just decided to dig deeper, take a few thousand off of that number due to inf and readme files.

    A vast majority of these fonts are the original, italic, bold versions, plus some are pfb, pfm, and ttf formats

    It seems like a lot of fonts, but it's mostly collections. like Font Folio (which is about 2700 fonts)
    LinoType (about 3500 Fonts)
    Emigre Collection (about 600)
    Designers Dream (1000 Fonts)
    Pearl Foreign Fonts Collection CD (about 550 foreign fonts)

    Plus I have a lot of dingbats "just in case"

    Also I have 658 Installed and less than 400 when I choose Hide Variations from the view menu.

    than I have a 'misc' folder which is why I was digging around, I'm pretty sure there is a lot duplicates in here.

    the problem with lots of duplicates is I made the mistake of setting Forte on auto save in a fonts newsgroup a while back, and I got a lot fonts that people had created, decided wasn't good enough, edited, and re uploaded, then did it again.
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    Doesn't having this many fonts installed eat up your systems resources something fierce?

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    Originally posted by wert
    Doesn't having this many fonts installed eat up your systems resources something fierce?
    Win2000 (or NT4) doesn't have the older windows "System Resources" problems. besides 600 installed fonts isn't that much. Also Win2000 doesn't have an installed font limit like older version of Windows (~1000 fonts for Win9x, 64MB for less than NT4 SP4, and SP4 and up is 128MB or something like that)

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    1000nds of fonts!!!!

    Well...I have only 283 (that came with w98, microsoft publisher and some downloaded...) and that's enough.
    I have a font for everything...How can you control 17,000FONTS??! Just imagine you want to select one from drop-down-menu in Word!!

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    the_master...

    remember thought that as Brian said, many of those fonts beloing to the same family. That means you would only see one listing of Times New Roman in the font list, but in the weight list you might see 20 or 30 variations of Times.

    Brian...do you have Adobe Type Reunion? It helps keep fonts organized by family instead of just by listing.
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    My name is Sparkie, and I am a font addict!

    I currently have about 800 fonts installed, plus a couple of zip disks that are nearly full of OTHERS that I haven't used yet.

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    Originally posted by creole
    the_master...

    remember thought that as Brian said, many of those fonts beloing to the same family. That means you would only see one listing of Times New Roman in the font list, but in the weight list you might see 20 or 30 variations of Times.



    Yeah, it's not bad at all, here is a screen cap of the drop down about half way down the list (resized to half of original size):

    http://brian.spiderbite.org/archive/...s/wordfont.jpg

    Brian...do you have Adobe Type Reunion? It helps keep fonts organized by family instead of just by listing.
    No, I use Adobe Type Manager (according to Adobe, Family Reunion is for MAC)

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    WOW!
    Hey Brian do you really need them all? Do you use ALL of them?
    If I had such a list of fonts I wouldn't know what font to use! Lol

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