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FontTesterPlus

 

FontTesterPlus is a tool that allows you to browse and explore the fonts installed on your system. It also allows you to test your fonts with various typography technologies such as GDI, GDI+, OpenType, Uniscribe, DirectWrite and WPF Typography. At its roots, it is made by software developers for software developers but can also be used by font designers to test their fonts and end users to test and explore their fonts.

It has a lot of subtle but very powerful features and should be updated occasionally.

Yes, the user interface is atrocious, it is difficult to use, buggy and flaky but it can be very useful to get extended information about the fonts you have installed on your system.

It is provided to you by Corel free of charge but also without any support. In other words, you use it at your own risk. I will not run a virus scan on it, it is your responsability.

If you have questions about it, you can try asking here and I may reply if I have time but don't be offended if I do not : remember, it is not supported.

You can install it from here : http://community.coreldraw.com/media/p/155230.aspx

If after installing it you get error messages on launch, ensure you installed the "Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)" (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5555) first. This version will NOT work on Windows XP.

 


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Posted Tue, May 1 2012 15:23 by Claude Peloquin

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Kursad Cakir wrote re: FontTesterPlus
on Tue, May 1 2012 18:08

Thank you Claude. I installed it but when I try to run it then I get error message is "Exception Processing Message c0000139 Parameters 1a4400..."

I tried it on Windows XP Home SP2

Anand Dixit wrote re: FontTesterPlus
on Wed, May 2 2012 3:59

Kursad, I tried it with my XP and got another error message. It seems that XP requires USP10.dll to run this app.

Need to try it on Win7.

Pratik Shah wrote re: FontTesterPlus
on Wed, May 2 2012 4:33

Works fine here on Win7. Thanks for sharing Claude!

Claude Peloquin wrote re: FontTesterPlus
on Wed, May 2 2012 8:21

This version will not work on Windows XP. I can make one that does but I will update it much less frequently. Also, it would not fully support OpenType because XP does not support it very well. Who wants an XP version?

Kursad Cakir wrote re: FontTesterPlus
on Wed, May 2 2012 10:30

I use XP at home and one computer at work. If you supply WinXP version then I dont reject it.

PS. I installed on Win7x64 ULT TR and works fine.

Gérard on Graphics wrote Great utility for font fanatics
on Wed, May 2 2012 13:51

Part of the development for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, we did a lot of work around fonts and typography

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