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How to Preview All Fonts on Your PC Computer

When you need a quick way to select a font installed on your computer, try the Windows free app Character Map UWP. Here's what it can do and how to set it up.



You can find the fonts we used to create this subway art in the Crafter's Font Bundle.



For more about fonts, check out this blog post:

First, open the Microsoft Store on your computer. You can easily find it by searching "Microsoft Store" on your computer.



Then, search in the Microsoft Store for the Character Map UWP app.



Click Install. 



After installing the app, that button will then say Open. Click Open to open the app.


The Character Map UWP app displays a list of all the fonts installed on your computer (on the left), a preview of the selected font's characters (in the middle), and a large preview of a selected character from the font (on the right).



You can use the app's search feature to search for a specific font.



You can type a word or phrase in the bottom text box to preview it in the font you have selected.



You can then click on the fonts in the preview list, and the word or phrase will change to that font you clicked on.



This allows you to quickly go through all your fonts to find the perfect one for your project. This is especially helpful for projects that may use a lot of different fonts - like a subway art vinyl sign.



This sign was created using permanent adhesive vinyl and the Brother Scan N Cut.

Check out these blog posts: 


Find the fonts used in this project in the Crafter's Font Bundle.

Crafters Font Bundle from So Fontsy


Watch the tutorial video below:



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How to Preview All the Fonts on Your PC Computer 



- March 14, 2022

Thank you bunches !!

Sharon F

- March 09, 2022

Thanks for this tip……….just hope I remember to use it!


- February 15, 2022

Thank you so much for this. So helpful for me. I use silhouette studio and it is very difficult for me to view some of the fonts. (dropdown too small) I have asked tech to see if they can fix, but never get response.

Thank you Thank you Thank you


- February 15, 2022

Thanks a million for the font info. The character map UWP is awesome!!!

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