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Identify Font Types in Microsoft Windows 8

Learn how to identify font types in Windows 8.


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Some applications clearly identify font types by placing icons next to a particular font in a listing. Such behavior is an exception rather than a norm, and many times you may not know which font type you are choosing. And by font type, we mean the various font file formats such as OpenType, TrueType, etc. that are recognized by Microsoft Windows.

To identify font types, you first need to see a listing of all fonts installed on your system. Follow these steps to learn more.

  1. Access the Run dialog box (keyboard shortcut: Windows + R) and type control fonts in the dialog box, as shown in Figure 1, below.
  2. Run dialog box
    Figure 1: Run dialog box
  3. Doing so brings up the Fonts dialog box that you can see in Figure 2, below. Here, in this dialog box you can see all fonts installed on your system. However, there is no way to identify font types yet. To do so, click the Change your view button, highlighted in red within Figure 2.
  4. Fonts dialog box
    Figure 2: Fonts dialog box
  5. This step brings up a drop-down list of options that you can see in Figure 3, below. Choose the Details option, highlighted in red within Figure 3.
  6. Choose Details view for your installed fonts
    Figure 3: Choose Details view for your installed fonts
  7. You will now see Details view, as shown in Figure 4, below. Note that you can now see a header strip on the top of the font listing area, highlighted in red.
  8. The Header strip
    Figure 4: The Header strip
  9. Now right-click this header strip to see a flyout menu, as shown in Figure 5, below. Select the Font type option in this menu, highlighted in red.
  10. Enable the Font type option
    Figure 5: Enable the Font type option
  11. You will now see the Font type option in the header strip, and you will also see different values for this option, as can be seen in Figure 6, below.
  12. Different font types
    Figure 6: Different font types
  13. The different font types you see are:
  14. OpenType, highlighted in red
  15. TrueType, highlighted in blue
  16. Type 1, highlighted in green
  17. Raster, highlighted in yellow

So, this is a well-tested, albeit roundabout way to know the file type of any installed font.


See Also:

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Identify Font Types in Microsoft Windows 10
Identify Font Types in Windows

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