by foundry. really need to get on it and categorize them properly. im liking the serif, sans, script, display categories i've seen posted here. seems simple enough.
Although I don't do this myself, for ultimate organization I suggest copying the categories used by sites such as myfonts.com and dafont.com. I think the problem then becomes fonts that meet multiple criteria (i.e. sanserif and display, etc.)
If you want something more practical, sort by: Foundry, Alpha-numeric, Family.
Thanks every. This is so helpful. I'm in desperate need of a better naming system so I can find fonts by foundry, etc. I have way too many general categories like "scripty" lol.
I think it'd be best to use a program like NexusFont and give fonts tags so you don't have to use only sorting into directories by foundry or mood but can instead search for whatever you need, be it through mood, thickness, foundry, style, or even age.
By foundries! But I wish there was a program which would categorize them for me. I like the idea of being able to tag them!
I do keep backups of fonts within foundries, but on my main I sort by Category...
20s and 30s
Creative & Fun
Hand & Calligraphy
Foundry then Font name. Which is useless unless you know the font you want. Then it's a quick way to find them but useless when you are trying to find just the right font for a project. I am gonna try an application
Typo (something glyphs)
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Is this a question for ibm or mac?
I use Fontexplorer X Pro, it have an automatic font cataloging option while importing.
Yes, Font explorer has basic automation in categorizing. You can create fontset too.
Well, i'm having issues with Suitcase Fusion on Win8... do you guys have any other idea to easily sort my fonts on windows ? maybe i'm not using SF properly because right now, adding a font is a pain in the ass...