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Fonts Portable (Test 1)

This is a program that loads fonts into ram and allows you to use them like system fonts. It does not modify the enviroment and does not require admin privliges. It works in OpenOffice. It doesn't work with all programs though.

Search for free fonts and drop some into Data\fonts. TrueType fonts are supported.

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Cool, I'll test it

Cool, I'll test it out.

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Hmm

It starts and immediately exits for me, even with fonts in there.

What apps besides OO does this work with? Because there's already a method for including additional fonts in OO without requiring anything else to be running.

Also, won't this suck up RAM really quick? Having a running 5MB fontviewer.exe for each font you want to be portable?

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It might suck some ram. It

It might suck some ram. It isn't meant to be used for a whole lot of fonts.

I found the issue with closing. File updated.

It doesn't appear to work with anything else. It was kind of a proof of concept. I heard this technique and tried to automate it.

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Hi, this is my first post

Hi, this is my first post although I have been using PortableApps for quite some time.
It also works in AbiWord Portable.

Edit: Actually I cannot find anything it doesn't work with, am I just lucky?

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I don't think you are just

I don't think you are just lucky. What did you try it with?

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OO (not portable), M$

OO (not portable), M$ office, Wordpad, Notepad, AbiWord Portable, M$ Works, Windows live messenger and the Windows display settings. I haven't tried printing because I don't have a printer to hand. I have tried seven TrueType fonts.

Ah it doesn't work with GIMP Portable.

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That's GIMP's fault. It stores it as GTK fonts, rather than using the system ones. I think you have to refresh a cache or something for it to be updated.
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Point me to the article on including fonts please

never mind - found it

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Where

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oh

so can you import fonts into OOO portable
how can this be done.

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Portable Fonts..... this would be nice 4 my suites

MISIIM, just e-mail me when u think this is ready 4 the suites. I really think this is a good idea.

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RE fonts portable

did you know that you don't need anything to make fonts portable if you just open the font before you open any apps and leave the font window open then open an app you can the font will be in the font list and you don't even need admin privileges to do this.

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Even so

This way is more convenient, and with no windows.

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Fonts are pretty portable in windows

There's a windows API call "AddFontResource" (and a companion "RemoveFontResource") which can temporarily enable a font from any directory. Either should be followed with a WM_FONTCHANGE to all top level windows to make the font immediately available.

Here's the Delphi thread that executes adding portable fonts in geek.menu:

procedure TRegisterFontsThread.Execute;
var
srchRecord: TSearchRec;
baseDir: string;
begin
baseDir := ExtractFileDir(Application.ExeName) + '\Data\PortableFonts\';
if FindFirst(baseDir + '*.ttf',faAnyFile,srchRecord)=0 then
repeat
AddFontResource(pAnsiChar(baseDir + srchRecord.Name));
until FindNext(srchRecord)0;
FindClose(srchRecord);
sendMessage(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_FONTCHANGE, 0, 0 );
end;

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Is it just me...

or is this link dead...

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The working link is

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new fontsportable upgrade

I can get fontsportable to work on windows up to and including vista. When I try to run it in windows 7 I get errors that the program is not associated with any files and I get an @script error. This will not let it run in windows 7 at all. Does anyone know where a newer version, that will run in windows 7, is located. The information would be greatly appreciated. If you know, please let me know, and thanks in advance.

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Built Into The Platform

The ability to take fonts portably is now built into the PortableApps.com Platform with its portable fonts support and works on all versions of Windows (Windows 2000 to Windows 8 ). This old app is no longer maintained.

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Fonts

How many fonts can this deal with? Is this file based or database based? Thank you for your answers.

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Broken links

Both links are broken. Please fix them.

Hi, I'm a big fan of PortableApps.com!

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