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MainType is a powerful but easy to use font manager and font viewer for Windows, that takes the frustration out of managing your fonts.
It is packed with tons of intuitive features that makes it simple to find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts. MainType makes it simple to find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts. MainType supports all common font formats: TrueType, OpenType, TrueType Collections, and Postscript Type 1 fonts. Unlike simple font preview applications, MainType is designed for graphic artists, typographers, and other power users who demand high-end functionality such as network support, plug-ins, advanced categorizing, searching capabilities, and fast searches for the fonts that you need.
Unicode Character Grid
Easily navigate through Unicode blocks, copy characters to the clipboard, sample panel or directly insert them from the font manager into background applications.
Notes, Tags, and Ratings
Add custom notes to your fonts, give them a rating, and tag your fonts with simple keywords and quickly find the font you need by searching for these keywords.
MainType uses an advanced docking system that allows you to configure the layout the way you want! Whether you want your panels hidden, docked, floating or in tabs it’s all possible.
In-depth Font Comparison
Simply drag and drop up to 5 fonts onto the font information panel to compare font properties. This helps you identify which font version you want to use, uninstall, categorize, or print.
Print samples of your fonts, and choose between four predefined reports. Optionally preview before printing, so you can be sure you print the font listings, character sets, or font information pages you want.
Let MainType synchronize specific folders on your filesystem or network with special groups in the groups panel and you will always have an up to date list of your fonts.
OpenType Layout Features
Use the Sample panel to select which features you want to apply to the preview text, so that you can test a font’s OpenType layout features directly in MainType. To enable this mode, click the X2 button. It also supports color fonts!
Corrupt Font Detection
Corrupt fonts could make your system unstable so MainType detects them and prevents them from showing up in your library. The “Invalid Font Resource” dialog allows you to view corrupt fonts and delete them.
Easy Backup and Restore
The Font Management Service Config (FMSConfig) utility allows you to make quick and easy backups of your entire font library, tags, groups, settings with just a few mouse clicks.
Categorize your fonts by foundry, font-type, rating, font width, and more and optionally group your fonts by family.
Group Your Fonts
Create font groups for birthdays, holidays, cars, animals, themes, or whatever needs you have and quickly load, install and uninstall them. This feature also allows graphic designers to store fonts per project.
Repair Font Registry
The professional edition of MainType will automatically detect font registry issues such as missing and duplicate installed fonts. These issues can then be fixed with a single mouse click.
Over they years your font collection might contain many duplicate fonts. MainType has a feature that selects all duplicates, which allows you to clean up your font library.
Editions: Professional, Standard