This looks very much like the cause of the problem that Mike Ver Duin is having at http://coreldraw.com/forums/t/33943.aspx
Is anybody else finding their fontnav (64 bit or otherwise) is diagnosing italic fonts as duplicates?
X6 installed on newly delivered 64 bit win 7 professional (with all available windows updates).
Asked fontnav to find fonts from D:\Users\Public\Documents\Corel\Content X6\Fonts (as installed from X6 DVD).
The catalogue shows at most two fonts from each family of four:
Going to file > Settings > Duplicate Fonts shows the reason: the regular and italic versions of the font have been improperly detected as duplicates of each other.
It applies equally to the fonts on the Corel CD and those already installed in windows, including standard fonts such as Times New Roman.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 ProfessionalVersion 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601Other OS Description Not AvailableOS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Name PCS2System Manufacturer System manufacturerSystem Model System Product NameSystem Type x64-based PCProcessor AMD A8-3870 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1901, 08/02/2012SMBIOS Version 2.6Windows Directory C:\WindowsSystem Directory C:\Windows\system32Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2Locale United KingdomHardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"User Name PcS2\HarryTime Zone GMT Daylight TimeInstalled Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GBTotal Physical Memory 15.5 GBAvailable Physical Memory 13.3 GBTotal Virtual Memory 31.0 GBAvailable Virtual Memory 28.6 GBPage File Space 15.5 GBPage File C:\pagefile.sys
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Thank you Jesus. Or in this case, harryLondon!
Exact same problem and I'm 32 bit windows 7
And all those duplicate fonts for each of those is the result of installing them just yesterday. I think I'm going to uninstall BFN for now and see what happens.
I think I'm happier to know I'm not crazy than I am mad that it is a problem.
Current System: i3 3.07ghz, 3gb ram, Windows 7 32 bit with all updates and X6
Brute-Fish:I see that Font Expert has plug-ins for Adobe products replicating the
automatic font installation that we enjoy when using BFN. IMO, Corel
should reach out to the makers of Font Expert and license their software
for use with the DRAW suite.
I am not a huge fan of the 'work-around' but I just installed NexusFont (and I'll be making a donation if things continue to go smoothly). It can load a font on the fly while in the document as long as you keep it open and running on your system.
I uninstalled BFN, then installed NexusFont, As a 'group' I added my Extra Font list of 3000+ random fonts that I want to be able to use but not keep installed. Then as long as NexusFont is open, I can use any of the fonts without installing them. It's really weird because it 'just works' (at least for me it does).
For example, I don't have 'umbra' installed. I open NexusFont. I open corel I use umbra and it is there. I close both programs. I open Just Corel and then the file I saved with Umbra in it and it says Umbra isn't installed. Close corel, Open NexusFont and Reopen the corel file and BOOM there is umbra just as fine as can be.
So as workarounds go, I like it.
Maybe Corel should buy NexusFont... Link to website
Normally I don't mark my own stuff as an answer, but I've been running for several hours now with no problems at all. I even found another program called RBTray that runs NexusFont in the system tray/notification area so it is always running and out of the way. It is a complete solution for me at least (until Corel/Bitstream fixes it)
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Right, I've noticed that this is not only a problem on 64 bit systems or on Win 7 systems. One of my 32 bit XP machines is doing it too.
Now looking for further clues ...
Brute-Fish:but I must say that not being
able to install subfolders automatically makes adding fonts to the work
list a daunting task
I agree. so I used the command line to copy all of my fonts into a big folder called 'archive all' and didn't worry about the sorting. I still have my subfolders elsewhere for reference, but for the purpose of NexusFont, I just drop all of the fonts into that folder if I need them.
I'm not at about 4 hours and Times Roman hasn't uninstalled yet. Only thing I've noticed is that CorelDraw is a touch slower on opening a new document/the text tool font drop down, but not horribly so.
Brute-Fish:Solution found.. the "Include Subfolders" option is under VIEW.
nagging issue is that clicking on the main folder causes NexusFont to
re-scan every font again.
I'll live with it. I don't reboot often.
Yes, I'm quite impressed with nexus after a quick trial -- it seems well thought out and having to rescan my fonts (about 1050) each time it starts isn't taking too long.
Minor reservation -- it has to be running in order to supply missing fonts, unlike fontnav which is only a user interface and the real time operation is done by a DLL.
Nexus has a setting to minimise itself to the system tray -- which gets us almost there if if is run in the startup group. But it really needs to be made Alt-F4 and close-box proof to ensure it is only terminated from the system tray and not done accidentally.
harryLondon:Minor reservation -- it has to be running in order to supply missing fonts, unlike fontnav which is only a user interface and the real time operation is done by a DLL.
I've been running it for 4-6 hours now and it is taking 2mb of system ram so i'll deal with it. I actually like that it doesn't prompt me, it just runs with it.
as for the system tray, I have turned that on, then changed the shortcut to run as minimized so it should go straight to the system tray on start up after an admin prompt I suppose. That's the best we are going to get.
Brute-Fish:The majority of my fonts
are on a server
I had problem back a few years ago when I kept my fonts on a network drive to protect them. I ran into a problem that if the network went down I lost my fonts. So I made a copy of them on my hard drive in an 'archive' folder and I run from that.