View Full Version : Installing Fonts

02-21-2008, 12:11 PM
I am trying to install fonts as part of my installation. I have added the font files in the FontsFolder predefined folder. When I go to the target machine after installation the fonts are in the correct folder but they are not registered and do not show up as available fonts. What am I doing wrong? I don't see any other option in Express 2008? The taget OS is Vista if that matters? The Font files are .PFB and .PFM files.

Thanks for any help.

02-28-2008, 05:35 PM
I figured out the problem. Installshield only registers True Type fonts. My fonts were Adobe PostScript Type 1 fonts (PFM/PFB). There were getting copied into the correct directory but were not getting registered. All I had to do was add a custom registry key entry for were these types of fonts go.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Type 1 Installer\Type 1 Fonts]

No the font is installed and registered.

FYI True Type fonts registry is done here.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts]