How do I see (and choose) actual font names before I install them?


Extraordinary Member

I have a huge number (several thousand) Fonts files from my old WindowsXP PC.
I only want to install certain specific fonts. But the font files all have very short, unhelpful file names

How can I see what their actual font names will be when I install them in Windows7 ?


Shiperton Henethe

You could try opening the font files with notepad and look for the font names there. I'm sure there is special software to view fonts like:



Extraordinary Member
But even Windows XP showed you all the names at once!
(Also FontViewer doesnt seem to mention Windows7)


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