*.otf) and "True Type" fonts (
*.ttf). A quick way to check if you already have a certain font on your computer is to look for it in the font dropdown of any text editor, like Notepad or Microsoft Word (pictured). Note that not all applications are able to display any font - some legacy files, like
*.fon, are ignored by many newer programs.
Tip: to view the fonts currently installed on your PC, type "fonts" in the start menu's search field and hit Enter. The "Fonts" screen will open in the Control Panel (in Vista or Windows XP, this would just open the operating system's
C:\Windows\Fonts folder - same location as Windows 7).
Tip: if your text appears too blurry or, the contrary, too jagged on the screen, you can adjust the amount of "anti aliasing" the operating system uses by changing your ClearType settings.