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Font folder in Windows XP too full?

joyojoy

Not all there...
#1
:suprised: I'm receiving conflicting reports about whether or not having too many fonts in your font folder can cause problems. As a graphic artist, I have to use a LOT of fonts.

The other day my computer started freezing up in Illustrator, and the only changes I had made to the system were the addition of fonts to the font folder. I found there were over 700 fonts in there. I reduced it to under 650, and didn't have any more problems, so that leads me to believe it IS an issue. (This is all news to my MIS department.)

I have read that the length of the font names can increase the "data load" for the system as well.

Would using Adobe Type Manager alleviate these problems? I used it all the time when I was using Macs, but don't know if it will help in Windows XP.
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#2
Having too many fonts on the system slows the machine down.
It would be advisable to keep the number of files to a minimum - get rid of the ones that you or the system don't use.
 

xtweaker

Tweaking Monkey
#3
What you need is a Font Manager, such as Adobe Type Manager or others you can find here

As a graphics designer, you should know better ;)

All you need to keep in your Fonts follder is the basic fonts you use the most often.

Then when you work on a project, create a font package with one of the utilities and load it when you need it only.

Having many fonts you should use such an organiser anyway, it's much easier!

I recommend ATM (Adobe Type Manager), I used to do desktop publishing and that's what we were using in school, iit comes in MAC or Windows flavors... and there's a free version too.
 

joyojoy

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#6
Thanks for all the "healthy" advice. I've reduced my fonts down to a minimally functional level (whoever dies with the most fonts wins, right?), and have put a request into our MIS dept. to order Typograf, which looks like a pretty cool font utility.

For what it's worth, I also added AdAware to my system and discovered that the Spy Sweeper program I am forced to use wasn't catching everything, and now my system's running even better.
 

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