Safe Source For Fonts my DH is paranoid about getting fonts with viruses
Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:56 PM
I found a safe place to buy it. thanks again!
This post has been edited by Smiles: 16 February 2011 - 06:21 PM
Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:33 PM
.ttf (true type fonts) files are not executable (means not a program that can be "run") files so there is no way for it to run a virus.
He ran a quick internet search and didn't find any evidence of a font carrying a virus.
So the only thing to just check and make sure of is that you actually have a .ttf when you unzip the file. If you see a .exe, don't run it unless it is from a reputable site. For example, I know of at least one company I have purchased fonts from in the distant past that included a .exe file that automatically installed the font for me. It was a reputable company and I used the .exe.
Anyway, if you ever find a .exe in what should have been a font file, just delete it/drag it to the trash bin! It can't hurt your computer unless you run the program.