Font testing on Windows

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David Earls's picture
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Joined: 11 Apr 2002 - 11:00am
Font testing on Windows
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I’m a Mac user thinking about buying Virtual PC to test fonts under the Windows environment.

At the moment, I am thinking about buying the Win98 version instead of the XP version of Virtual PC, mainly down to speed concerns. Apparently Win98 runs a lot faster.

Are there any major differences in the way that Win98, Win2000 and WinXP handle fonts that I should be aware of? Things such as OpenType support, and what not?

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Joined: 8 Mar 2002 - 3:44am
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Yes! David,

Win98 is a MSDos based Windows using a mixture of 32 and 16 bit programms. Windows2000 and XP are based on the NT concept — true 32 bit software.

You should test your fonts on win2k/XP. But a older real pc system including a windos bulk license should be cheaper.