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Windows 7: A RANT TTF fonts removal

26 Dec 2009   #1
tbernstein

 
 
A RANT TTF fonts removal

OK, this is a rant. But I do genuinely seek a solution!!!
This is a perennial for me, becasue I've never found a good answer. And Windows 7 hasn't helped.
I'm searching for a simple, practical way to get rid of those ( to me) useless fonts that Microsoft insists on integrating into Windows, on the off chance that I'll suddenly decide to use Windows in Tibetan.
Fonts like Gulum or Dotum.
They sit there. They make me scroll down font lists until I get to the useful ones and they take up space, my space on my PC.
So, almost in principle, I want rid of these.
And the fact that Microsoft makes it virtually impossible to remove them, even though they have no value to me and never will makes me want to get rid of them even more. Maybe, if I could delete these fonts I wouldn't bother. But I can't and that makes me mad!!!
It's the attitude behind making them undeletable as much as anything else that annoys me. Microsoft saying, in effect, "I'm sorry but we can't trust you with these fonts. You say that you will never want to use Windows in Korean, but we can't let you make that choice. After all, you never know, do you?"
Well, I'm 52 years old and if I haven't used these languages on my computer yet, I'm not going to start.

So, when anyone finds a way to get rid of them, please let me know.

End of rant.


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26 Dec 2009   #2
Qdos

 

As far as I know you can do this through the Fonts applet in Control Panel... I mean, if you really must... personally I wouldn't let it bother me, as sometimes if you need to read foreign websites, or documents with unimbedded fonts, it's actually useful to have them present...
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26 Dec 2009   #3
Not Myself

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10 Jan 2010   #4
tbernstein

 
 

I seem to have posted this rant twice, in different versions. Sorry.
But it's a measure of how irritating I find it.
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