WinFontsView v1.10 - View samples of Windows fonts installed on your system
Copyright (c) 2009 - 2011 Nir Sofer

Description

WinFontsView is a small utility that enumerates all fonts installed on your system, and displays them in one simple table. For each font, WinFontsView draws 5 samples of the font in different sizes, in order to allow you to easily find and choose the desired font that you need. WinFontsView also allows you to view the fonts as Bold, as Italic or with underline, as well as it allows you to export the fonts list into html file.
If you need to find a font in non-English character set, WinFontsView also allows you to choose the right characters set of the fonts and to type the characters displayed in the sample text of each font.

System Requirements

WinFontsView works with the following versions of Windows: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Winodws Vista, and Windows 7.

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Versions History

  • Version 1.10 - Added 'All Character Sets' option, which allows you to view all fonts of all character sets.
  • Version 1.05 - Added command-line support.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Using WinFontsView

WinFontsView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - WinFontsView.exe
After running WinFontsView, the main window displays all ANSI fonts installed on your system. If you want to view fonts in non-English language, Go to Options->Advanced Options (or press F8), choose the desired character set and type the characters of your language to view in the sample text.
You can also choose to view the fonts as Bold (Ctrl+B), as Italic (Ctrl+I) or with underline (Ctrl+U).

If you want to view the font samples in HTML, you can use the save option (Ctrl+S) or the HTML report options under the View menu. However, be aware that you cannot view the HTML file in another computer that these fonts are not installed.

Command-Line Options

/SampleText <Text> Specifies the sample text to display
/CharSet <Character Set Code> Specifies the character set to use, according to the following CharSet codes:
0 - ANSI
186 - Baltic
136 - Chinese Big 5
238 - East Europe
134 - GB2312
161 - Greek
129 - Hangul
255 - OEM
204 - Russian
128 - Shiftjis
2 - Symbol
162 - Turkish
163 - Vietnamese
130 - Johab
178 - Arabic
0 - Hebrew
222 - Thai

Examples:
WinFontsView.exe /SampleText "abcdefg123456789" /CharSet 0
WinFontsView.exe /SampleText "123456789!@#$%^" /CharSet 2

Translating WinFontsView to other languages

In order to translate WinFontsView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run WinFontsView with /savelangfile parameter:
    WinFontsView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named WinFontsView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of WinFontsView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run WinFontsView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run WinFontsView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download WinFontsView

 

WinFontsView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of WinFontsView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'winfontsview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed WinFontsView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Arabic Fcmam5 19/02/20131.10
DutchJan Verheijen 12/10/20111.10
FrenchSkorpix38 10/10/20111.10 (oct2011)
German Latino auf WinTotal.de 17/03/20131.10
Greek geogeo.gr 19/10/20111.10
Hungarian ZityiSoft 21/08/20091.05
ItalianAlessio Sofia 22/08/2009 
Italian Rcs (Romeo Cafaro) 22/08/20091.00
Japanese iLEցEj 10/10/20111.10
PolishHightower 12/10/20111.10
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 21/02/20131.10
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 09/10/20111.10
Simplified Chineserenda 21/08/20091.05
Spanishjulman 07/10/20091.05
Traditional Chinese o King 11/08/20091.00
Thai ͧ ҹ˹ѧ.ФѺ.com 11/08/20131.10
Turkish Magna 13/08/20091.00
TurkishHARUN ARI 16/10/20111.10
Valencian vjatv 25/08/20091.05