Opening a Font

The first operation one must perform for working with a font is to open that font. Altsoft Font Type Master can open:

To open a font choose "Open..." in the 'File' menu as shown below:



or press the corresponding button on the toolbar: (Open font)

After that a standard dialog window opens that allows you to choose the desired font:

When the font is opened it is represented as a node in "Basic Font Browser" tree view with four or three (for CID-keyed font formats) subnodes:

  • Font encodings. (There are no encodings in CID-keyed fonts so this entry is absent for CIDFonts of Type 0 and Type 2)
  • Font glyphs
  • Font names
  • Font metrics

NOTE: An icon accompanying font name corresponds to font type as follows:

  • TrueType font
  • PostScript Multiple Master font
  • CFF Multiple Master font
  • CFF (Type 2) font
  • PostScript (Type 1) font
  • OpenType font
  • Type 42 font
  • CID Type 0 font
  • CID Type 2 font
To learn more about font information check "Understanding font information" section.

Opening font from PDF file

To open a font from PDF file choose "Open font from PDF file..." in the 'File' menu as shown below:

or press the corresponding button on the toolbar: (Open font from PDF file)

After that a standard dialog window opens that allows you to choose PDF file to be opened:


If there are several embedded fonts in the PDF file, a list view is opened representing all embedded fonts (which are often not fonts but certain font subsets). A double-click on a list item opens the font in "Basic Font Browser":

Opening installed font

To open a font from PDF file choose "Open Installed Font" in the 'File' menu as shown below:

or press the corresponding button on the toolbar: (Open installed font)

After that the list of all installed fonts is shown. Double click a on list item opens the font in "Basic Font Browser":