Welcome to InsideFont

InsideFont user manual

InsideFont has an easy-to-use concept <Download>.  A local Font-Cache, which is located at the Users folder, is the core of the application. On my machine this file is located here

Step 1: Create the Font-Cache by a click on the button “Create Font‑Cache” and select the font folder, the system’s font folder is selected as default. When all files have been scanned and the list control has been updated, all fonts are already identified and the Font-Cache has been created. At the next start of the application, or by a click on “Open Font‑Cache”, the current Font-Cache will be opened. The button “Update Font‑Cache” allows to select another font folder, all files within will be scanned and added to the Font-Cache. The “Import Font‑Cache” button loads an external Font-Cache.

Step 2: Select a font in the list control, to see an overview of the writing. This overview can be made more selective by the application menu.

Step 3: Use the tabs to get a deeper insight into the font.

The 4 tabs:

  1. “All Font Files”: Switches to the Font-Cache view. All data, within the Font-Cache is displayed here. These are PDF relevant data and general information for searching and sorting.
  2. “One Font File”: A selected font will be displayed in detail. The display differs strongly depending of the font type. There are three main font types, PostScript Type1, TrueType and CFF.
  3. “One Glyph”: Glyphs can be analyzed one by one from the selected font. The display also includes the anchors of particular contours, stem hints and binary data.
  4. “Encodings & UNi-Codes”: This tab shows all information required for the identification of glyphs, this is generally known as encoding.