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Old 02-27-2021, 10:20 PM
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Fonts can come from a variety of sources and there is no reason why you would need the same list of fonts that Graham has unless you are sharing files with him and have included the whole gamut in a document. A well designed document shouldn't actually use more than one or two typefaces so it is highly unlikely that you NEED 600+ fonts. Loading hundreds of fonts you will never use is also not advised as it makes life more difficult and potentially slows applications down (eg opening the app or displaying available fonts).
  1. There is a basic set of fonts that is installed with Windows and this can vary from versions of Windows and languages.
  2. Additional Fonts are often installed (or available) with software, such as Adobe or Corel products.
  3. You can download free fonts from some websites and install them. This can be a bit hit and miss since those sites are not getting paid from providing the typeface and the metrics (how individual characters space themselves) can be sloppy depending on how much effort was put into creation.
  4. Fonts are sold by 'type foundries' (such as Monotype or Adobe) so you can pay big $ for large font families if you want the 'best'
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