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Hi All -

We are working in a PC Windows XP environment and would like to hear recommendations for font management software - one that can group load and unload fonts to the system. What are peopl,e using? What do you recommend?

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These older threads may be of some help:

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Type Fonts
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Thanks Hans - a search for font manager turned up way too many posts.

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On the Macintosh, we've been extremely pleased with Linotype's free FontExplorer.

A Windows version is coming very soon.
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On the Macintosh, we've been extremely pleased with Linotype's free FontExplorer.

A Windows version is coming very soon.


I'm looking forward to this but I would not that very soon might be very long in soem peoples view going by how long it was untill the beta was released from when it was announced to be coming soon. Also the beta while looking promising had a lot bugs than I would normally expect from a beta, was more like an alpha I think, so I imagine this would delay the development.

But from what I have used of Font Explorer X it was a good program with nice features and very straight forward to use. I for one am going to stick with ATM deluxe and wait for the release. I do like the fact, like ATM, it has been developed by a major type foundry—who better to know how fonts work and how people use them.
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The latest version of LinoType's Font Explorer is 2.1 and is available for download. But it only seems useful to determining which fonts to purchase from Linotype but it doesn't seem to do much for organizing fonts on one's PC. Adobe's ATM Deluxe has been discontinued and the ATM Light is only useful for seeing what your fonts look like. I'm looking for software that will actually organize fonts on a PC, group them and load and unload them.




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