Batch Rename fonts in Folder

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Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by Steadyhands » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:12 pm

A Batch Rename function would be very useful. Renaming one at a time is tedious.

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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:43 am

I would like this built-in to MainType too, but there is plenty of freeware that will do the job very well.

Try Font Renamer.
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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:08 pm

The file names are not that relevant within MainType.

Do you also manage your fonts with a file manager, or is there another reason for renaming the files?
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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:26 pm

I often open fonts in FontCreator from Windows Explorer or the File Open dialogue, or copy them to another folder etc., so it helps to see a non-cryptic filename in Explorer, or in other programs like TrueType Viewer that I sometimes use.
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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by Erwin Denissen » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:31 pm

In that case why don't you display the Title column in Windows file explorer?
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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by Dick Pape » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:37 pm

If you correct the file names when you receive new fonts you never have to think about it again and you will quickly see whether you have duplicates or not.

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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:50 pm

Erwin Denissen wrote:In that case why don't you display the Title column in Windows file explorer?
It doesn't show anything for TTF in Windows XP Home.
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Of course, you have to consider whether this small benefit is worth the time required to program it. I doubt if it is, since there is plenty of freeware around that can do this. It would be much better to spend the time programming something that can fix font defects or something else that would enhance MainType.
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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by hlff » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:03 pm

I agree with the original request.

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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:19 pm

I think this has been implemented already.
  • Select the fonts that you want to rename
  • Export them from the File menu.
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Re: Batch Rename fonts in Folder

Post by hlff » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:38 pm

Bhikkhu, thank you for the swift reply.

Yes, I saw that the fonts can be exported, renamed as the font name from metadata. It would be nice to have more control over the result (appends; concatenation of metadata; etc.) to make this a full renaming feature.

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