If there’s another thing that Windows doesn’t let its users do is to compare fonts. Sure, you can pop open the Windows Fonts folder and double-click on the font files for a preview but it only shows you a few details. You can also launch Microsoft Word and check out the fonts via the Fonts menu.
Here’s a freeware that goes beyond the simple features that Windows have – FontPage. This app lets you view all the fonts installed in your system. So what makes it a bit more special? Well, for starters, it lets you view the fonts interactively – letting you choose a preview text, with an option to change the font size, preview them in bold, italic and underline with a few “3D” effects. I lets you compare two fonts too side by side.
I think this is a helpful tool for those who are font collectors though I wouldn’t know if graphic artists and designers would still be keen on using a tool like this.