Microsoft Windows XP & fonts

The following fonts are included in Microsoft Windows XP. They may not all be installed. The fonts in italics are not part of a default English install, as far as I know at least. Installed fonts can be found in the Windows\Fonts folder.

Microsoft didn’t add the .fon bitmap fonts, which were originally developed for Windows 3, in their overview of XP fonts. I have included them in this list. The icon of these fonts is a red A.

  • Aharoni Bold (ahronbd.ttf)
  • Andalus (andlso.ttf)
  • Angsana New (angsa.ttf)
  •  Angsana New Bold (angsab.ttf)
  • Angsana New Bold Italic (angsaz.ttf)
  • Angsana New Italic (angsai.ttf)
  • AngsanaUPC (angsau.ttf)
  • AngsanaUPC Bold (angsaub.ttf)
  • AngsanaUPC Bold Italic (angsauz.ttf)
  • AngsanaUPC Italic (angsaui.ttf)
  • Arabic Transparent (artro.ttf)
  • Arabic Transparent Bold (artrbdo.ttf)
  • Arial (arial.ttf)
  • Arial Black (ariblk.ttf)
  • Arial Bold (arialbd.ttf)
  • Arial Bold Italic (arialbi.ttf)
  • Arial Italic (ariali.ttf)
  • Batang (batang.ttc)
  • Browallia New (browa.ttf)
  • Browallia New Bold (browab.ttf)
  • Browallia New Bold Italic (browaz.ttf)
  • Browallia New Italic (browai.ttf)
  • BrowalliaUPC (browau.ttf)
  • BrowalliaUPC Bold (browaub.ttf)
  • BrowalliaUPC Bold Italic (browauz.ttf)
  • BrowalliaUPC Italic (browaui.ttf)
  • Comic Sans MS (comic.ttf)
  • Comic Sans MS Bold (comicbd.ttf)
  • Cordia New (cordia.ttf)
  • Cordia New Bold (cordiab.ttf)
  • Cordia New Bold Italic (cordiaz.ttf)
  • Cordia New Italic (cordiai.ttf)
  • CordiaUPC (cordiau.ttf)
  • CordiaUPC Bold (cordiaub.ttf)
  • CordiaUPC Bold Italic (cordiauz.ttf)
  • CordiaUPC Italic (cordiaui.ttf)
  • Courier 10,12,15 (coure.fon)
  • Courier New (cour.ttf)
  • Courier New Bold (courbd.ttf)
  • Courier New Bold Italic (courbi.ttf)
  • Courier New Italic (couri.ttf)
  • David (david.ttf)
  • David Bold (davidbd.ttf)
  • David Transparent (davidtr.ttf)
  • DFKai-SB (kaiu.ttf)
  • DilleniaUPC (upcdl.ttf)
  • DilleniaUPC Bold (upcdb.ttf)
  • DilleniaUPC Bold Italic (upcdbi.ttf)
  • DilleniaUPC Italic (upcdi.ttf)
  • Estrangelo Edessa (estre.ttf)
  • EucrosiaUPC (upcel.ttf)
  • EucrosiaUPC Bold (upceb.ttf)
  • EucrosiaUPC Bold Italic (upcebi.ttf)
  • EucrosiaUPC Italic (upcei.ttf)
  • Fixed Miriam Transparent (mriamfx.ttf)
  • FangSong_GB2312 (simfang.ttf)
  • Franklin Gothic Medium (framd.ttf)
  • Franklin Gothic Medium Italic (framdit.ttf)
  • FrankRuehl (frank.ttf)
  • FreesiaUPC (upcfl.ttf)
  • FreesiaUPC Bold (upcfb.ttf)
  • FreesiaUPC Bold Italic (upcfbi.ttf)
  • FreesiaUPC Italic (upcfi.ttf)
  • Gautami (gautami.ttf)
  • Georgia (georgia.ttf)
  • Georgia Bold (georgiab.ttf)
  • Georgia Bold Italic (Ggeorgiaz.ttf)
  • Georgia Italic (Ggeorgiai.ttf)
  • Gulim (gulim.ttc)
  • Impact (impact.ttf)
  • IrisUPC (upcil.ttf)
  • IrisUPC Bold (upcib.ttf)
  • IrisUPC Bold Italic (upcibi.ttf)
  • IrisUPC Italic (upcii.ttf)
  • JasmineUPC (upcjl.ttf)
  • JasmineUPC Bold (upcjb.ttf)
  • JasmineUPC Bold Italic (upcjbi.ttf)
  • JasmineUPC Italic (upcji.ttf)
  • KaiTi_GB2312 (simkai.ttf)
  • KodchiangUPC (upckl.ttf)
  • KodchiangUPC Bold (upckb.ttf)
  • KodchiangUPC Bold Italic (upckbi.ttf)
  • KodchiangUPC Italic (upcki.ttf)
  • Latha (latha.ttf)
  • Levenim MT (lvnm.ttf)
  • Levenim MT Bold (lvnmbd.ttf)
  • LilyUPC (upcll.ttf)
  • LilyUPC Bold (upclb.ttf)
  • LilyUPC Bold Italic (upclbi.ttf)
  • LilyUPC Italic (upcli.ttf)
  • Lucida Console (lucon.ttf)
  • Lucida Sans Unicode (l_10646.ttf)
  • Mangal (mangal.ttf)
  • Marlett (marlett.ttf – which is hidden by default)
  • Microsoft Sans Serif (micross.ttf)
  • Mingliu (mingliu.ttc)
  • Modern (modern.fon)
  • MS Gothic (msgothic.ttc)
  • MS Mincho (msmincho.ttc)
  • MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (sserife.fon)
  • MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (serife.fon)
  • Miriam (mriam.ttf)
  • Miriam Fixed (mriamc.ttf)
  • Miriam Transparent (mriamtr.ttf)
  • Mv Boli (mvboli.ttf)
  • Narkisim (nrkis.ttf)
  • Palatino Linotype (pala.ttf)
  • Palatino Linotype Bold (palab.ttf)
  • Palatino Linotype Bold Italic (palabi.ttf)
  • Palatino Linotype Italic (palai.ttf)
  • Raavi (raavi.ttf)
  • Rod (rod.ttf)
  • Rod Transparent (rodtr.ttf)
  • Roman (roman.fon)
  • Script (script.fon)
  • Shruti (shruti.ttf)
  • SimHei (simhei.ttf)
  • Simplified Arabic (simpo.ttf)
  • Simplified Arabic Bold (simpbdo.ttf)
  • Simplified Arabic Fixed (simpfxo.ttf)
  • Simsun (simsun.ttc)
  • Small Fonts (smalle.fon)
  • Sylfaen (sylfaen.ttf)
  • Symbol (symbol.ttf)
  • Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24 (symbole.fon)
  • Tahoma (tahoma.ttf)
  • Tahoma Bold (tahomabd.ttf)
  • Times New Roman (times.ttf)
  • Times New Roman Bold (timesbd.ttf)
  • Times New Roman Bold Italic (timesbi.ttf)
  • Times New Roman Italic (timesi.ttf)
  • Traditional Arabic (trado.ttf)
  • Traditional Arabic Bold (tradbdo.ttf)
  • Trebuchet MS (trebuc.ttf)
  • Trebuchet MS Bold (trebucbd.ttf)
  • Trebuchet MS Bold Italic (trebucbi.ttf)
  • Trebuchet MS Italic (Trebucit.ttf)
  • Tunga (Tunga.ttf)
  • Verdana (verdana.ttf)
  • Verdana Bold (verdanab.ttf)
  • Verdana Bold Italic (verdanaz.ttf)
  • Verdana Italic (verdanai.ttf)
  • Webdings (webdings.ttf)
  • WingDings (wingding.ttf)
  • WST_Czech (wst_czech.fon)
  • WST_Engl (wst_engl.fon)
  • WST_Fren (wst_fren.fon)
  • WST_Germ (wst_germ.fon)
  • WST_Ital (wst_ital.fon)
  • WST_Span (wst_span.fon)
  • WST_Swed (wst_swed.fon)

Fonts that should never be removed

From the above list the following fonts should never be deleted in XP:

  • Courier 10,12,15 (coure.fon)
  • Franklin Gothic Medium (framd.ttf)
  • Franklin Gothic Medium Italic (framdit.ttf)
  • Marlett (marlett.ttf – which is hidden by default)
  • Modern (modern.fon)
  • Microsoft Sans Serif (micross.ttf)
  • MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (sserife.fon)
  • MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24 (serife.fon)
  • Roman (roman.fon)
  • Script (script.fon)
  • Small Fonts (smalle.fon)
  • Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24 (symbole.fon)
  • Tahoma (tahoma.ttf)
  • Tahoma Bold (tahomabd.ttf)
  • WST_Czech (wst_czech.fon)
  • WST_Engl (wst_engl.fon)
  • WST_Fren (wst_fren.fon)
  • WST_Germ (wst_germ.fon)
  • WST_Ital (wst_ital.fon)
  • WST_Span (wst_span.fon)
  • WST_Swed (wst_swed.fon)

When you remove any of the above TrueType fonts (those with a .ttf extension), Windows XP will automatically restore it.

It is a good idea to keep the following fonts installed:

  • For the system to use
  • Arial (all four fonts: Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic)
  • Times New Roman (all four)
  • Courier New (all four)
  • Symbol
  • Wingdings
  • For Web browsing, you’ll probably want to keep the rest of the families included in the Microsoft Core Fonts for the Web:
    • Andale Mono
    • Comic Sans MS
    • Georgia
    • Impact
    • Trebuchet MS
    • Verdana
    • Webdings

     

    8 August 2013

    One response to “Microsoft Windows XP & fonts”

    1. Stephanie says:

      Hi
      I wonder if you can help…
      I recently installed Office 2007 and can use Helvetica on Word.
      However this font does not seem to appear in my Font folder, which is bizarre…
      I need to make it available to use on Photoshop.
      I wonder if you can help?
      Thank you!
      S


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