#820 – Viewing Additional Font Properties in Windows Explorer

You can preview TrueType fonts in Windows Explorer and also get some basic properties about each font.  If you right-click on a font file, select Properties and then select the Details tab, you’ll see some basic information:


You can also download a Microsoft-provided tool, the OpenType Font File Properties Extension, to get even more information about each font.  You can download the tool from here.  (This tool will only work on 32-bit operating systems).

After installing the extension tool, the properties dialog for a font file will contain a number of additional tabs.

  • Embedding – Are you allowed to embed the font in your application?
  • CharSet/Unicode – What encoding method is used (e.g. Unicode)
  • Links – (optional) URL to font vendor
  • Description – General info on the font
  • License – license information
  • Version – font version
  • Hinting/Font Smoothing – point sizes for hinting/smoothing
  • Names – Font name, font family name, vendor, etc.
  • Features – Description from vendor






About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #820 – Viewing Additional Font Properties in Windows Explorer

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