Type 1 Loader

Type 1 Loader is small utility used by FontExpert in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista do not load Type 1 PostScript fonts (.pfm and .pfb) on the start of operating system, even if the fonts are correctly installed. This problem also appears when the Type 1 fonts were installed by Windows 7 or Windows Vista Control Panel fonts applet.

Small Type 1 Loader utility is installed by FontExpert on Windows 7 and Windows Vista computers and fixes this issue of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Type 1 Loader is running on Windows 7 or Windows Vista start up and loads permanently installed Type 1 fonts if needed. Type 1 Loader It is not running during whole time of Windows session. It starts, loads Type 1 fonts if needed, and exits.

Windows XP works correctly and loads Type 1 fonts on OS startup.

When Type 1 Loader is needed

1. Windows 7 or Windows Vista

2. There are permanently installed Type 1 fonts (.pfm and .pfb) in Windows 7 or Windows Vista.

If you do not use Type 1 fonts, you can remove this utility from Windows 7 or Windows Vista startup.

How the Type 1 Loader utility is installed

FontExpert Setup installs Type 1 Loader utility to FontExpert folder, and starts it on Windows 7 and Windows Vista using the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\

The value added by FontExpert Setup depends on the path where FontExpert is installed:

FontExpertType1Loader="c:\Program Files\FontExpert\Type1Loader.exe"

In future, if this issue with Type 1 fonts is fixed in Windows 7 by any Service Pack, the Type 1 Loader utility will not be needed.