About the software
Maybe you know it: With time, there is an unbelievably number of fonts collected on your computer and you are just looking for exactly the right one for your next invitation card in the gigantic assortment! Again and again you try out the one or other type, however, the software you are using does not give a good overview over them. Either you have to select the font cumbersomely to have a look at it or the dialog is much too small and you do not have any possibility to compare some fonts next to each other.
To get back the overview over all of your fonts, you can use the tool PrintMyFonts for Windows, macOS and Linux made by Stefan Trost Media. With this tool, it is possible to list all of your installed fonts as well as fonts from your hard drive or disk. You can display any sentence or single character written in the fonts of your choice, so that you are able to compare their looks. You can have a look at the list of font styles directly on your computer or you can print it via your printer or export the list in various file formats such as image (JPG, PNG or BMP), HTML Website, via a PDF printer as PDF or as DOCX-, ODT- or RTF-document that can be opened in Microsoft Word, Libre Office or OpenOffice. The best output format suitable for you depends on your purpose. For example, an image output can be used to show a font list on your website.
It is completely in your hands, which fonts and font styles are displayed and which sentence or characters are printed. For example, it is possible to select or filter all fonts and font types coming into consideration for your document depending on the preview and to print the text that should be used in your document in exactly those fonts in order to compare them.
By the way, you can filter your fonts directly through their name or even their font characteristics such as the character width (fixed-width monospace fonts or fonts having a variable width), the font type (sans serif fonts versus fonts with serifs) or the line weight. So, you can quickly reduce your selection when you are for example only searching for fonts with fixed width and serifs.
Of course, it is also possible to print some characters or a sentence and the name of the font of all fonts available to be able to select the next fitting font directly from paper.
The main features of Print My Fonts are:
- Simple operation: With only one mouse click, you are able to print your fonts. Nevertheless there are many other self explaining justifications available.
- Installed and saved Fonts: The fonts must not be installed to be displayed with this tool. Alternatively to a display of installed fonts, you can also choose folders with font files. So you can have a look at fonts before installing them or you can compare new fonts with your old ones.
- Preview: Without printing the font list and without saving the font list as file, it is possible to see all fonts directly within the application. The list in the program is showing the same text in the same formattings like the later export.
- Print: You can print the font list with your default printer or you can use the printer dialog to select an arbitrary printer installed on your system. So, it is possible, for example, to choose a PDF printer in order to export the font list as PDF document.
- Export as Image: Your list of fonts can also be saved as an image file in the formats BMP, JPG or PNG. If the resulting file is too large, the font list can automatically be divided to several separate files, so that also large font libraries can be stored.
- Export as Document: The font list can also be saved as DOCX, ODT or RTF document. You can open DOCX, ODT and RTF files in programs such as Microsoft Word, Libre Office or OpenOffice.
- Export as Website: It is also possible to export to the list as web page in the HTML format.
- Print only what you want: Besides printing all fonts you can also select only single ones and decide freely what is printed in this font: the name of the font, a numbering, a sentence and letters of your choice or everything, together.
- Filter for Font Styles: PrintMyFonts automatically categorizes your font collection into fonts with variable or fixed monospace character width, into fonts with serifs (Serif) or without (Sans Serif) or other variants as well as according to their line widths. With using the corresponding filter, you can automatically only show the font styles you are interested in. So, you can dynamically shrink the displayed selection according to your needs. For example, you can automatically create a list of all available thin fonts without serifs with fixed widths.
- Filter for Font Names: You can filter your fonts by using the field “Font Name Filter”. Multiple search terms can be separated by a comma or a semicolon. If you want to exclude terms from the search, you can write a minus character in front of the term.
- Font Variants: You can print and compare all fonts in the variants regular, bold, italic and bold-italic. You can also include the same font in several variants within one list.
- Texts and Placeholders: For each font, you can define an arbitrary text that is written in the font and another text that is written in the default font. Within both texts, you can use placeholders, for example for the name of the font, the font style, a numbering or the file name. Placeholders and arbitrary other texts or characters can be mixed like you want. With this, for example, it is possible, to print out symbol fonts with their font name readable. You can find a list of all placeholders that are available here.
- Line Breaks: If you want to compare text or letters across multiple lines, you can use the wildcard <linebreak> in all text fields. For example, with the input ABC<linebreak>123 you can output two lines for all fonts: first the line “ABC”, then the line “123”. Line breaks are supported both in the programs font list as well as in all export formats.
- Pangrams: The program contains pamgrams from the languages English, German, Danish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. These are sentences that contain all letters of the respective language. So you can directly judge and compare all letters of a font in the flow of text.
- Advanced Settings: There are many parameters that can be adjusted in the settings: The font size used in the application and in the export, the color of the font and background, the page margins of exported images or documents, the height of the page, the line distance and so on. Thus, it is possible to adjust the exports and the font list within the tool according to your needs.
- Unicode Support: The font printer is fully compatible with Unicode, which means that you can print any Unicode character in each font. Thus, it is possible, for example, to display different character sets, or to look up to see if your font contains all glyphs for arbitrary Unicode characters, because there can not be a glyph for each Unicode character in a single font file (look here).
- Formats: All common font formats like ttf, otf, fon, fnt, fot, ttc, mmm, pfb and pfm are supported by PrintMyFonts. For a detailed overview, you can have a look at the page formats, where there are explainations of this file formats.
- Windows, Mac OS X and Linux: Take the system of your choice. PrintMyFonts is available for Windows as well as for Mac OS X and Linux.
- Freeware: This tool is completely free for you, you are able to use it unreserved and pass it on.
- System Compatibility: It does not matter what system you are using. PrintMyFonts comes in versions for Windows, Linux and MacOS.
- No installation: The program works without installation. This spares your Registry and you can immediately use it.
Print My Fonts v22.8.5 System Requirements
- Operating System: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
How to Download and Install Print My Fonts v22.8.5
- Click on the download button(s) below and finish downloading the required files. This might take from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on your download speed.
- Extract the downloaded files. If you don’t know how to extract, see this article. The password to extract will always be: www.mysoftwarefree.com
- Run PrintMyFonts.exe and install the software
- You now have the full version of Print My Fonts v22.8.5 installed on your PC.