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    6146-B Billy T's Avatar
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    Exclamation Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    Hi Team

    I'm trying to help No.1 son prepare a CD cover he's working on as a school project, and he needs a particular style of font. I have a commercial CD that has 2600 fonts on it, and I would like to preview them directly off the CD.

    Does anybody know of a free font viewer that can read off a CD and show more than just a few example characters. Ideally I'd like to be able to look at a full alphabet.

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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    try this adobe one, it's free but you have to register, not sure if this will work

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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    Thanks Plod. I took a look but it doesn't seem to be viewer as such so, I think I'll have to keep casting the net.

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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    Most of the font CDs I have ever looked at have had a viewer on them.

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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    Not this one unfortunately.

    I looked there first, Googled second and then came to PF1.

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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    Trust me. I know what I'm doing.Sledge Hammer

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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    what do you usally use to view fonts? Surely what ever program you use can read off a cd?

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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    Amp font viewer as posted by beama is a good one.
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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    Quote Originally Posted by plod
    what do you usally use to view fonts? Surely what ever program you use can read off a cd?
    I don't usually view fonts, and the viewers in the programs I use (Word etc) can only view installed fonts, otherwise I wouldn't ask. There is no way I would over 2500 fonts just to view them.

    However, thanks to beama I have found and installed "The Font Thing" which does exactly what I want, and then some! Top quality freeware beama, I'll get No. 1 son to sacrifice several goats or one political correctness eradicator in your name.

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    Default Re: Need a free font viewer that can read off a CD

    OH Billy, to put so much debt burden on one at such a tender age as No1 son is not necessary.

    But the thought is appreciated.
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