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Current Version:
0.80 (beta 2)
released 22 Dec 1999


The Font Thing is a freeware program for managing TrueType fonts in Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0.

With The Font Thing you can:

  • Browse installed and uninstalled fonts
  • Browse fonts in subfolders as a single combined list
  • View sample text and individual characters in your choice of colours
  • Change sample text "on the fly" or easily switch between your own standard text samples
  • View detailed font information
  • Print font samples
  • Associate notes with fonts
  • Install or uninstall any number of fonts at once
  • Load (and unload) any number of fonts for temporary use
  • Copy or delete any number of font files at once
  • Rename font files to avoid file name conflicts
  • Filter fonts according to their type
  • Group fonts into collections for easier management
  • Use multiple font windows simultaneously for easy font comparison and management.

Many of The Font Thing's features are described on the Screenshots page.
See the Frequently Asked Questions or Version History pages for even more information.

Latest Version:  0.80 (beta 2), 22 Dec 1999:  Colour selection, standard text samples, font file renaming, temporary font loading, etc. More info...

If you have any suggestions, questions, comments, or even bug reports (!) you can contact me at