Reducing FONTS in Windows

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by CannonFoddr, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    OK firstly I'm using 'FontFrenzy' to back-up/remove my exessive fonts (I started out with 407 fonts)

    I'm now down to 237 fonts but like to try & reduce even more.

    The problem .....

    If I remove several fonts I then get problems with some of my other programs.
    The main culprits are: "PaintShopPro X" and "Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate"

    With PSP X - some of the toolbar text go 'missing'
    With Pinnacle 12 - When using 'titles' the appearance of them change

    What I'd like to know - if possible - are What fonts do each of these program NEED to run properly ?

    With Pinnacle I can look at each standard title & see what font is used - so I can keep them, but what about PaintShopPro X ??

    EDITED: I've looked through Pinnalce and found it uses the following fonts for it's titles
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  2. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

    Oct 19, 2009
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    Look inside Program Files?
  3. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    Can you explain what you mean ??
    Looking in /Program Files/Corel/Paintshoppro/ does show any 'fonts' & I can't see any text files that say anything like 'You will need xxx fonts for program to work properly'

    I guess what I might have to do is delete/move one font at a time & run program(s) to see which finally busts PSPX (I now know the fonts that Pinnacle uses - see edited post above)
  4. Dagatahas

    Dagatahas Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I think Programs installed into Windows would usually use the fonts found in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder. The fonts folders of those programs are likely a repository for fonts useable as an option within the program and not its menus.

    If your FontFrenzy program deleted fonts from the Windows font folder then you would get missing anything that would call up those fonts from the Windows font folder. You will also likely get these problems from programs that use .Net framework based GUI systems or similar programing languages.

    Best thing to try and do would be to restore the basic Windows fonts.
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