No font filename?

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lorie
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No font filename?

Post by lorie » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:00 pm

I just downloaded MainType to try it out; it seems to be just what I have been looking for. However, I have found a curious situation: there are several fonts which show up on the Active tab as having no file name. If I look in the Windows Font folder, there IS a filename. MainType will not allow me to uninstall or unload them as it says the font name is unrecognizable (the field is empty...). What causes this and how can it be corrected? Several of these are System fonts, which I wouldn't remove anyway, but at least two of them are fonts which I added so I should be able to remove...

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:08 am

Hi lorie,

Good question.

Even on a clean install of Windows you'll have some raster fonts (e.g. Fixedsys, System Bold and Terminal) that are loaded instead of installed. So don't worry about them.

The other fonts you mention are either loaded or not properly installed. If they were installed successfully (or loaded through MainType), you should have seen the filenames in MainType.

To remove them, select View -> Browse -> Fonts Folder. Now you'll be able to see all fonts in the Windows fonts folder. Select the two fonts you added yourself and press the Uninstall button. They should then be removed from the Active fonts tab. You can now safely delete them, or reinstall them, whatever suits your needs. Do let us know your results.
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Post by lorie » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:25 pm

Thanks for the quick reply.

I removed two of the offending fonts just as you suggested. The one that is left is the one that baffles me. It is listed as a TrueType font not raster. MainType says it is "loaded" But I cannot unload or uninstall it because it has no filename. And it does not show up in the Windows Fonts folder. I have done a search on my computer to try to find where it is hiding but nothing shows up.

Very confusing...

It is obviously a rogue; the name is FranklinGotTDemCon. Apparently I downloaded it and stashed it somewhere but for the life of me I can't find it!

Any other ideas?

Thanks again! I am loving this program!

Lorie

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:34 pm

Hi Lorie,

I'm glad to hear you love MainType!

Loaded fonts are no longer available after the system is rebooted, so I suggest you restart Windows. If the font reappears, it must be loaded by another application. Do let us know your results.
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Post by lorie » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:58 pm

I have restarted, rebooted, turned the thing off and gone to do errands, pretty much everything I could think of. I have searched all of my drives, and even the network drives. I do not know what is loading this demon font!

More suggestions???

Thanks,

Lorie

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:34 pm

I'm not sure if this helps, but you can save the font with MainType. This is one of many unique features of MainType. After you have saved the font file, you can see the size of the file, then use that info to find font files (both *.ttf and *.otf) with that size on your PC. I'm curious about your results. Good luck.
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Post by lorie » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:18 pm

It does not show up anywhere. If I save it with a name I assign it, when I navigate to that folder in the Browse pane, MainType tells me that "a similar font is loaded". It will allow me to install my renamed font; and the mystery font is no longer present in the list. However, if I try to delete it, MainType tells me it cannot delete the font. It does delete it but the mystery font returns and is again listed as "loaded".

I give up! I officially named the thing FranklinDemon.ttf (the Demon could stand for demonstration but that is not what I'm thinking). I'll just leave it "installed" and forget about it.

Thanks for all of your suggestions and help. I believe I will be purchasing this program because on top of a good application, friendly and prompt help is available. That is a big plus when you shell out $$$ for unfamiliar software. Again, thanks!

Lorie

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Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:13 am

You could try to find a similar file through Windows explorer, I suspect it is located in either C:\Program Files or C:\Documents and Settings.
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Post by Dave Crosby » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:25 pm

Hi Lorie,

When you open MainType and your active fonts are read in, if you scroll the window to the right, the File Folder Column should come into view.

Does this help in locating the file?
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:55 pm

Unfortunately, MainType can't locate the source (file name and file location) from fonts that are loaded through another application. This is due to the fact Windows has no interface (API) for such a request.
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OK

Post by Dave Crosby » Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:31 pm

That is good to know.
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