There has to be a better way to find an answer to a similar problem faced by many.
Personally, I work with FontExpert. It's practically flawless. I've tried Corel's Font Manager, because it seemed so easy to use. But many font families appeared with dingbats and strange symbols instead of the right characters. So, I went back to FontExpert and everything went back to normal. My experience. Corel Font Manager: Easy to use, easy to find everything you need. Font are easily categorized. Font become faulty. FontExpert: Everything CFM has and more. Not so easy to use, interface pretty complex, takes some time to get used to. No problems with font none whatsoever. CFM: FREE with CDR FontExpert: 59$ US.
TetroDesign • Stephan Tetreault said:Corel Font Manager: Easy to use, easy to find everything you need. Font are easily categorized. Font become faulty. FontExpert: Everything CFM has and more. Not so easy to use, interface pretty complex, takes some time to get used to. No problems with font none whatsoever.
Besides you could use the program you want and nodoby will force you to change, it's important to mention that FontManager is just the visual interface of the CorelDRAW X8 font engine, as Claude pointed some time ago. That means, if you don't use FontManager or even if you didn't install it, the font engine will be the same and you will access to the same features inside CorelDRAW. Even if you use another font management program, if you use CorelDRAW you're using the FontManager features and options anyway.
And if it's about features of each program, FontManager (and CorelDRAW X8) allows you to use fonts of your computer without install it, monitorizing an specific folder, embed fonts on each file (on a similar way than PDF files, not as older versions) and more.
I use CFM as a traditional font manager, I configure CD to not embed fonts and only see installed fonts and system fonts with no issues.
There are many poorly created fonts and many systems have poorly organized fonts.