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Windows 8 (8400) fonts

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 (8400) fonts


    Does anybody know where could one download only the latest fonts that come with the 8400 build?

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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Welcome to the forum.
    What font do you have in mind?

    All fonts are in the Windows\Fonts folder. Try Win8 out or open the iso with 7-Zip, go to sources -> install.wim -> browse to -> Windows -> Fonts

    And that's it
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Thank you, Hopachi, I actually haven't yet managed to install the latest release and was wondering whether one can download the fonts separately somehow?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    What's so important about the fonts?
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  5. #5


    I wish they had better font management and some of the more famous fonts. I wish they would also make arial look better or get another font that has better style choices.
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    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    I wish they hadn't changed the way it was done in XP.

    On my PC, I can't select a font from the Fonts folder to add it to a file (e.g. include it in a mkv file using "mkvmerge GUI").
    If I browse to the Fonts Folder, from inside another program, no files appear.

    I have to go to the Fonts folder and then copy the font I want to somewhere else, before I can use it.
    I've had to make another folder and I've copied all of my Fonts to it.
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    I stopped using XP since 7 arrived so I don't remember how it was done in XP but I know font management hasn't gotten better. For example a font from the same family with a different style/weight in a separate category.(Even though in the folder they all appear under the same font when you actually use it it's not organized as the same font and it's just a mess. Sometimes it's the same font and it appears in a separate category. This is highly annoying. Also with windows they don't even try to cater to a design or media audience by adding in the famous design fonts of history.
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    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Fonts do need a rethought... I can't throw away my Mac until Windows supports the REAL Zapfino font.
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    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    What's so important about the fonts?
    Several of them have bugs, which they only correct in new OS versions and don't upgrade via WIndows Update.

    That is why it is relevant to me to somehow download the latest version of the untouched font pack that comes with Windows 8 but I don't know where to download it.
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    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I wish they hadn't changed the way it was done in XP.

    On my PC, I can't select a font from the Fonts folder to add it to a file (e.g. include it in a mkv file using "mkvmerge GUI").
    If I browse to the Fonts Folder, from inside another program, no files appear.

    I have to go to the Fonts folder and then copy the font I want to somewhere else, before I can use it.
    I've had to make another folder and I've copied all of my Fonts to it.
    You could use a different file manager instead of Explorer - I use 7-zip -the 7z file manager does not do silly things with system folders - as well as opening archives and image files without mounting them for easy extraction of files.

    Dinora, fonts that appear with Windows versions are specifically mentioned in the EULA - you need to implicitly install Windows 8 -and thus agree to the EULA - before you can legally use them.

    2. ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE RIGHTS.
    a. Font Components. While the software is running, you may use its fonts to display and print content. You may only
    embed fonts in content as permitted by the embedding restrictions in the fonts; and
    temporarily download them to a printer or other output device to print content.

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