has anyone done any work on automating the installation of postscript fonts for Windows XP?

I need to rollout a new font to about 500 machines.

Windows XP "installs" the font - creating a .pfm file in the fonts folder using the original font source files.

Appreciate any feedback.

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Installing Fonts
InstallShield 11.5

Although you can create a component in one of several ways, the easiest way to install a font (a .ttf, .fon, or .ttc file) in a setup is to create a Fonts component in the Component Wizard.

Unlike the other component types offered in the wizard, there is no corresponding advanced setting for Fonts components. The setting that distinguishes a Fonts component and tells Windows Installer to install it differently is the file's Font Title property.

An alternative to creating a Fonts component is to select the Setup Best Practices option in the Component Wizard and let InstallShield create a Fonts component for you from your font files.


If you want a font to remain on the system after the application has been uninstalled, set its component's Permanent property to Yes.
Answered 05/10/2006 by: turbokitty
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