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Need help adding fonts

Postby Sefferdog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:02 am

I have Vcarve Desktop and in the past I have not had any problem adding fonts. I download them, install into my windows font folder, and they show up in the program.

Today I have downloaded three different fonts and none of them have showed up in Vcarve. I have verified that they have properly installed into windows, and can access them from other programs like Photoshop and MS Word. I have tried on both my laptop and desktop computers, and I get the same results on both. I have tried searching the web, and this forum, to no avail. Any suggestions? Thank you.
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby highpockets » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:03 am

Basic question, did you restart VCP?
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Sefferdog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:20 am

My fault for not adding that in the description of the problem, but yes. I restarted both the program and windows a couple of times. I have also insured I have the latest Windows updates, as well as the latest Vcarve updates.
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Rcnewcomb » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:41 am

Is it possible that you are looking in the Single Line font list instead of the True Type font list? Make sure you have selected True Type Fonts.

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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Sefferdog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:29 am

No, I was not in single line font. I verified that I was in true type. I have never has a problem before. I am not sure if it is a result of the latest Vectric upgrade or the latest Windows update. I do appreciate your suggestion though. I may uninstall/reinstall Vcarve and see what happens.
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Adrian » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:55 am

Added a couple of fonts this morning and they showed up fine. That's with the very latest version of Aspire/VCarve and up to date Windows 10.

Are you sure you're looking in the right place in the list? With a lot of fonts the actual name they display as often isn't the same as the advertised font name.
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby SteveNelson46 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:53 pm

Open the Windows explorer and navigate to "C:\windows\fonts" and see it they are listed there. That's where Windows keeps the fonts unless you have installed Windows in a different/non-standard location.
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Sefferdog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:01 pm

Open the Windows explorer and navigate to "C:\windows\fonts" and see it they are listed there. That's where Windows keeps the fonts unless you have installed Windows in a different/non-standard location.


I've already done this, and they are there. I can access them in my other programs - Photoshop, MS Word, etc.
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Sefferdog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:04 pm

Adrian wrote:Added a couple of fonts this morning and they showed up fine. That's with the very latest version of Aspire/VCarve and up to date Windows 10.

Are you sure you're looking in the right place in the list? With a lot of fonts the actual name they display as often isn't the same as the advertised font name.


Yes, I thought the same thing, but I can see them in other programs, so I know I am looking for the proper names. I will whittle away on it some more here in a bit. Thank you for your help!!
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:06 pm

Long shot...try re-installing those fonts “As Administrator”
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Sefferdog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:34 pm

I may be on to something. I tried three calligraphy fonts from DaFont yesterday, and neither showed up. I just went to 1001 Free Fonts and everything I downloaded and installed showed up. Went back to DaFont and downloaded some non-calligraphy fonts and they all showed up. Got a few more calligraphy fonts and about 1/4 show up. Seems to be something with certain calligraphy fonts at DaFont.

Here is one that would not show up - Flashback2 https://www.dafont.com/flashback-2.font

Can someone please give that font a try and see if you can get it tom come up in Vcarve? Thank you, and thank everyone for their help!!!
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Adrian » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:44 pm

It installed correctly for me. However I notice it starts with a lowercase f. For versions of VCarve prior to 10.014 (the latest) fonts with lowercase names will appear at the end of the list rather than in the place you would expect alphabetically. That is corrected in 10.014 which you can update to via Check for Updates on the Help menu.
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Re: Need help adding fonts

Postby Sefferdog » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:46 pm

Adrian wrote:It installed correctly for me. However I notice it starts with a lowercase f. For versions of VCarve prior to 10.014 (the latest) fonts with lowercase names will appear at the end of the list rather than in the place you would expect alphabetically. That is corrected in 10.014 which you can update to via Check for Updates on the Help menu.

Thank you so kindly. That did it. I had just upgraded to 10.012 and din't know there was another update. 10.014 fixed me right up! Thank you, and have a great day!
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