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Chapter 26. Font Management > A Little Windows Font History

A Little Windows Font History

In this chapter, I'll explain a bit about font technology, how to add and remove fonts from your system, how to choose and use fonts wisely, how to procure new fonts, how to create fonts of your own, and how fonts interact with Internet Explorer.

Microsoft continues the move toward improved font management in Windows XP. As in Windows 9x, NT, and 2000, when you open the Control Panel and choose Fonts, a Fonts folder opens. (In reality, it's the folder X:\winnt\fonts; just replace X with your startup drive letter.) It is one of those specially treated system folders that magically has its own unique menu and right-click commands with options to let you do the following:


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