+ 0 Votes As a general rule the fonts are only accessed when a program calls them up Deadly Ernest 1 year ago and uses them to display something. Most fonts don't take up much space at any time, what takes up space is the program calling them.Having said that, there are a few cases where a program will use a font that does take a bit more memory to display than others, they're usually large and fancy fonts and they use a bit more of the graphics memory to display them.Where you usually get extra fonts loaded onto the system is when you have a program that has a range of extra fonts you can choose from, when you load the software the fonts get loaded as well. So most of them would have come with the software you have for your work to give you the options provided with the software.Sometimes you need to load extra fonts because they have something you need for a particular project, I find few systems come with Palatino Linotype already loaded and have to load that on as it's the font I use for my stories as it's easier to read in print than any other font. When I make the print ready PDF I have to embed the font so it's available to the printer.Whatever you system is, you should try and organise it so you have one font repository and that ALL the programs settings call the fonts from that repository, this will enable you to save some space by getting rid of any duplications, and it also means that all fonts are available to all programs to use. One problem I had years ago with some Windows software is the fonts I had available in one program were not available to the rest due to each installing their own fonts in their own directories. I learned how to make one repository and moved them all there and increased font types for all my software.BTW this sort of matter, ie a question, should be over in the Q&A area and not the discussion area.