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hmonnier
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Start over????

Post by hmonnier » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:46 pm

I have seriously screwed up my font database. What steps must I go thru to completely remove everything, then re specify all the font folders so that they all reload, and all my fonts will be there......

Thanks.....
henri

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Re: Start over????

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:58 pm

This is what I do from time to time:
  1. Uninstall MainType
  2. Remove the font databases when asked
  3. Reinstall MainType
  4. Create font groups from folders
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I am doing it now, just for fun. It's not difficult if you have only a few thousands fonts, but may take a while for users with tens of thousands of fonts. All done now after about seven minutes. I now have 4,094 fonts in my library. I will need to recreate a couple of font layouts. I don't really use font tagging.
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hmonnier
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Re: Start over????

Post by hmonnier » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:22 pm

Bhikkhu,

Thank you very much. :D :D

:?: Now to figure out how to do a complete back-up, just in case I screw up again - :?: very possible!!!!

The reload of my fonts is underway..... gonna take a while.....

:OT :OT I do a lot of carving, if you know of a source(s) for Celtic style fonts, please let me know..... I have a few, but always looking for another.....

Thanks,
Henri
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