What if I select ALL fonts and uninstall them?

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What if I select ALL fonts and uninstall them?

Post by Phil_Rose » Mon May 13, 2019 10:19 am

Hello all, I hope somebody can help me with this. I want to uninstall all but the most important fonts so that my system and CorelDRAW in particular will run faster. If I go to my system fonts panel and select all and then click uninstall is that likely to destroy my system or will it maintain core fonts such as Arial and Times new Roman?

Thanks very much,

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Re: What if I select ALL fonts and uninstall them?

Post by admin » Mon May 13, 2019 12:48 pm

To optimize system fonts and to get an idea which fonts are important and which are optional, choose menu command:
Tools / Show Installed Fonts...
see 4th column: Known Font Comment.
In this column FontExpert gives some notes on font origin,
for example: "Comes with Windows", "Comes with MS Office", "Raster Fonts", etc.

FontExpert uses the following XML file to mark known fonts, this file can be edited:
C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Proxima Software\FontExpert\16.0\FontExpertKnownFonts.xml

FontExpert protects a limited list of system and some important fonts:
Arial (4 styles)
Segoe UI (4 styles)
Segoe Print (4 styles)
Tahoma (Regular and Bold)
MS Sans Serif
Small Fonts
MS Serif
Microsoft Sans Serif

Windows itself protects many fonts and it will not allow you to uninstall them.
As a rule, do not uninstall any fonts that are preinstalled by Windows OS and do not uninstall raster fonts as they are used by operating system.

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