I use quite a bit of graphics, art, desktop and 3d software. During their use I also notice the number of fonts in my system has grown tremendously. The current count of fonts in my system in all of their incarnations is 1491. This in itself is not a problem. I like to have a variety of fonts avilable for my work, but I also get the sense they are slowing down my system.
When the number of fonts were manageable and I has some sense of what font belonged to what program, I would move the less frequently used fonts or those fonts I knew would never be used to my D: drive. Now that The system has so many fonts it's impossible for me to determine what fonts go with what program. The prospect of jeopardizing my system by discriminately removing fonts is not an option.
I do have several font management programs and I've looked at many others on the internet, but none of them tell me what I want to know.
My questions to you gentlemen (and ladies) are:
1. Is it factual that having a lot of fonts will slow the system down or the use of any programs requiring the fonts?
2. Do you know of any font management program or any other program that will not only list the fonts and their information, but also let you know what program it was installed from.
Having this information would allow me to move fonts not used without fear of damaging any programs or worst yet my system.
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