I have been using Windows since Win95 days, whether I liked it or not. I
have been using Linux more than Windows since Feb 2010.
The only real problem I had with Windows and Fonts, was almost every time
I installed a new packages, it seemed to want to add a set of fonts to the
/fonts/ folder whether I wanted them or not. Some did not give me any
choice. One dumped almost 120 new fonts into that folder, and it was not
something I expected would have any and did not give me the option to say I
do not want them.
Yes, LibreOffice may, with some OS version, place fonts in a folder of
their choosing and not mine or the normal place[s] where they are kept, but
it is not as bad as some I have dealt with. One wanted to add over 550
fonts to my Windows font folder. That was a vector graphic package back in
the Win XP days.
What I do, when I find these other font folders, is make sure I copy the
fonts to a "storage" folder and then install them so the rest of the
packages can access them. I did that with the LO fonts including the
On 02/25/2013 05:40 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
I should have added my caveat that I claim no computer expertise. I'm
just a weekend geek with enough knowledge to be dangerous.
When I copy fonts to my C:\Windows\Fonts folder, I get a message saying
something along the lines of "Installing ____ font" or words to that
effect. It may be (again I speak from ignorance) that copying the fonts
does the same thing as using the "official" install procedure. Windows is
notorious for having a zillion different ways of accomplishing a task.
My experience has been that fonts installed in the C:\Windows\Fonts
folder are available system wide. Again, I've never had a problem
regardless of my method of installation.
However, fonts installed in other folders may only be available to
specific programs. For example, Adobe Reader comes bundled with a couple of
really nice fonts (ex. Minion Pro), but it installs them in a subfolder of
the Adobe Reader program. I've always suspected that Adobe does this on
purpose so that the fonts are available *only* to Adobe Reader and not