Font Explorer v2.2

** Updated December 30th, 2018

Learn your font facts.

Karen's Font Explorer v2.2 Screenshot

What devices support fonts? Which fonts do they support? What do those fonts look like? Karen's Font Explorer answers all these questions. Plus, it can print a complete specimen (sample of all characters in normal, bold, italic and bold + italic) for any single font, or for all fonts supported by a device!

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File Version Released Size Hash
Karens-Font-Explorer-v2.2-Setup.exe New!
Download and run to install Font Explorer v2.2
2.2December 30th, 20181,028,960 bytesMD5
42ccaa0024b0f546fec29db9505891dc
SHA-1
320e8d10805342ed636a0eba2b0f9562656a7e7d
SHA-256
2bee15ebb23d1b0e6eef8ef7544f57ac4b83e3b5032ced172fd28d2ace7df867
VirusTotal Scan Results

File Version Released Size Hash
ptfonts-setup.exe Legacy Version
Download and run to install Font Explorer v2.0.3
2.0.3January 21st, 20031,247,232 bytesMD5
6c44243498bf0d1144dfe13d80b0a799
SHA-1
84454c2b178e0f424fcdeb7c7cf2d8902838e82a
SHA-256
58aa4ea5aad5b3452345734e3cdd168ba5940cb11ce2849eafac016b27e6c8fe
ptfonts-src.exe Legacy Version
(programmers only) Install Source Code for Font Explorer v2.0.3
2.0.3January 21st, 200388,064 bytesMD5
36a8a75793caf613a28a5453fca57ffa
SHA-1
cae4df852e74ec326085cdc18e76186f05eeb469
SHA-256
a61e6ba6befbf40a52b41a80fe84f8c3d12a12cacc1220e75bd17f528535e324
vbrun60-setup.exe
Download Visual Basic Runtime v6.0
You probably do not need to download this: Karen's Font Explorer installer will automatically download and run the Visual Basic Runtime installer, if necessary.
1,044,168 bytesMD5
5b7d6ef1ceeeb9c4b362b0a1fac98429
SHA-1
084c127d1bc95d1341e7b17804749b033ab5398e
SHA-256
66453c28a3a11f52cefb00178714f710c23a8c611373d39f336c1ae3c8701def
VirusTotal Scan Results

Known Problems

Enhancements/Bugs Fixed

Version 2.2 2018-12-30

  1. T3 Print font list in 3-columns
  2. Enabled Print to Screen (print preview) which isn't perfect, but it does function

Previous Versions

  • Version 2.0.3: Removed some debug code that was no longer necessary.
  • Version 2.0.2: Prevents rare corrupted font file from crashing program while extracting font's character set and weight.
  • Version 2.0.1: Fixes bug that could cause program to crash if asked to list fonts used by an off-line network printer.
  • Version 2.0: Now allows you to customize the printed report of font information. You can select the sample text, font effects, font size, and whether to print font information.
  • Version 1.5.2: Added workaround for certain (rare) printer drivers that incorrectly report their device name.
  • Version 1.5.1: Fixed bug that caused program to crash when main window was minimized.
  • Version 1.5: Program can now display the font information that previouly only appeared in printed font specimens.
  • Version 1.4.2: Removed some testing code, accidentally left in version 1.4.1, that caused the Font Explorer to print to screen (by default).
  • Version 1.4.1: Fixed bug that caused program to crash when scanning a non-TrueType font file with no version resource.
  • Version 1.4: Program now prints additional font information, including manufacturer, copyright, description, designer, version, character set and weight.
  • Version 1.3: Program now displays the name of the file which contains a particular font's information.
  • Version 1.2: Fixes bug in the original version that caused font attributes (bold, italic, etc.) to be displayed incorrectly when displaying a typeface with no Normal font (i.e. "Arial Bold").
  • Version 1.1: Allows the user to re-size the main window, allowing large point sizes to be completely displayed. It also adds scroll bars to the Specimen window when necessary. Thanks to reader Glenn W. Forsell for this suggestion!

 

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