I became obsessed with fonts before I knew teacher blogs existed. There was a time when I was spending hours online downloading and installing new fonts. My font list has gotten out of hand.
I’ve been wanting to streamline my fonts for a while now. I found this website that told me how to delete all of my installed fonts and restore just system fonts. I also learned that the fonts that were deleted were actually still on my computer and easy to find so I could just reinstall the ones I really wanted.
Now my computer only has fonts that are Commercial Use OK. Now, when I’m creating, I can use any font on my computer. I feel free. I created this info graphic so you can find font freedom, too.
I went to Kevin and Amanda, reread their TOU and then downloaded fonts with a critical eye towards clarity and legibility for kiddos. When I went to install, there were some I didn’t because they didn’t have numbers.
My next stop will be KG Fonts. I love her fonts. I have a couple single use licenses, but for my birthday, I’ve given myself permission to buy the All Fonts Lifetime License next time it is on sale.
To finish up, I decided to delete the system fonts that have symbols for languages I can’t read. I’ve been afraid to delete them for some reason, but I’m not sure why. There were a couple that it wouldn’t let me delete but overall there were dozens of fonts I deleted.
I caught up on some Netflix while I did this and now when I go to create, I’m free to use every font on my computer. What a wonderful feeling. I’m off to create. 🙂