Description: NexusFont is a simple but powerful font manager for Windows. You can organize your fonts in groups and sets, copy, install, deinstall and delete fonts easily—all from your portable device. While running, NexusFont even auto-activates your font sets without you having to install them on the guest system. This works with most applications, but not with GIMP, Scribus and some other Linux ports due to the way these handle fonts.
Download NexusFont 220.127.116.110 Development Test 1 [839KB download / 2.1MB installed]
Development Test 1 (2011-01-27): Initial release
- Based on NexusFont, portable edition, v18.104.22.1680. This is an online installer which loads the NexusFont freeware directly from the author’s site.
- Should support correct PA Menu and standalone language switching for Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Br), Romanian, Russian, Simpchinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese.
- While running, should auto-activate your additional font sets in applications without manual install. For some applications, a fresh start is needed for them to "see" the new fonts. Beware if you have several thousands of fonts—it may make applications a little sluggish.
- When deinstalling fonts, a backup can be made. You’ll find it in the NexusFontPortable\App\NexusFont\userdata\backup folder if running, in NexusFontPortable\Data\NexusFont\userdata\backup otherwise.
- For safety reasons, automatic updates have been disabled as default.
- Some standard Windows fonts are "protected" by Windows File Protection (WFP) and cannot easily be changed. You’ll find a list in NexusFontPortable\App\NexusFont\protected.lst.
- The default (partly German) text sample can easily be changed: Just type in something new or select another default text sample using the down-arrow button next to the input field.
- NexusFont Portable will not run on Windows systems below XP. It should be fine on XP, Vista and Seven.
- While NexusFont is running, ALL fonts in your font sets will be made available to all (well-behaved) Windows applications. Having several thousand fonts in your library might make some applications a little sluggish—and the fonts menu almost not usable anymore … Some applications need to be restarted to make use of the additional fonts (they only read the font list upon starting).
- New language files downloaded from the author’s site will not automagically be selectable via the PA Menu, because Noh JungHoon uses a VERY odd internal numbering scheme. I’ll keep an eye on it and update the installer, if needed.
- The OpenType variants of the Linux Libertine and Biolinum fonts (.otf files) do not display correctly in the font preview, though they seem to work in applications. You can use the TrueType (.ttf) variants in the meantime, or just ignore the display problem. Maybe this problem also happens with other OpenType fonts. Let me know! (I’m in contact with the author about this.)
Things you might want to test:
- Language switching, from within the PA Menu as well as standalone
- changing drive letters while having your font groups/sets on the USB device
- checking for unwanted changes (registry, file system)
- check font auto-activation while NexusFont is running (the fonts in your SETS)
- Non-Admin behaviour on XP, Vista, Seven
Please let me know your findings, and please specify OS version, Service Pack and update status as well as OS and PA Menu languages in your answers. Thanks!
Please test this release thoroughly! I’d very much like this to become an official release soon. NexusFont really seems to have everything to make it "the" Windows Font Manager.