The Font Properties dialog details font and text information on a specific text string in the page on view.

The Font Table presents information on all fonts available to the document. The information can be broken into lists showing details of all fonts in a selected category.

1.Select one of these options from the 'Fonts' menu:
oResident Fonts to view 'Permanently Resident Fonts' table, i.e. fonts that are resident on the system in the RESIDENT.FIF file.
oFonts in use to view 'Fonts Used by Current Document' table.
oDownloaded fonts to view 'Download Fonts Used by Current Document' table.
oSubstitute fonts to view 'Default font substitutes' table of any fonts for which there is a default font set up.
To display substitute fonts specifically set up for the current document, choose Current font substitutes from the drop-down list.
Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo view Font Properties
1.Right-click the mouse in the text string that you want to examine.
2.Select an option from the pop-up menu
oChoose Font Properties to display the dialog, or
oText Details to log the details and display the dialog.
3.You may choose to Show selected font in red (see also To highlight a selected font); click this option again to switch back to normal rendering of the page.
4.Click Substitute... to display the 'Font substitutes' dialog: see Setting up a Font Substitute file.
5.Specialists note: if it is a downloaded bitmap font, there is also a button Add font to character recognition database which opens EEfonts iconEEfonts directly.

The 'Font properties' dialog shows these details of the text string (if they are specified in the document file):




Blue square





Blue square





Blue square



Blue square


10 point

Blue square



Blue square



A description may also given, e.g. Windows symblolset 10 point regular. This particularly helpful when a Windows font is loaded and found to have the wrong weight, style etc.. When a downloaded TrueType font contains characters identified as belonging to an installed font, the description includes "Recognized as font...". Square brackets around a Family name indicate that the font is not available.

It also shows how EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE has rendered the Text:

Font type

Bitmap 300dpi





Screen font



PDF substitute


Size 10



Recognized as font


223 known chars

The details in 'Font properties' are those of the text string shown in the Text box (just above the dialog's buttons). If there are characters in the string coded as hexadecimal numbers, these are shown in red to minimize confusion with number characters in the text itself. For example in this text string, the "dollar" sign has been coded as $24: "$24100@5%".

To highlight a selected font on the screen
1.Select Show selected font in red from the 'Fonts' menu or
tick the check-box at the top-right of the 'Font Tables' dialog (see above).
2.Select the font to be highlighted on the screen view of the page from one of the font tables.

Red is normally used as the highlight color, but any red text in the document that uses the selected font will be shown in green on the screen instead.

"Tick" glyph When this option is active, a tick is placed beside it in the menu.

Click to expand/collapse this hidden textTo highlight substituted fonts on the screen
Tick Show substituted fonts in red from the 'Fonts' menu to color any text using a substituted font on the screen.

Red is normally used, but any red text using a substitute font will be colored blue instead.

Font problems
Click the red Red warning triangle (!) button glyph triangle warning button on the Tool-bar to see details in the Error messages window of the Console notebook.

See also Troubleshooting.