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For Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Windows' facility for supporting TrueType fonts isn't really matched by its facilities for managing them. While few Windows users will have trouble keeping track of the few dozen typefaces that come with Windows, there are innumerable sources of much more interesting fonts.

If you install several hundred fonts in Windows, you'll probably find that keeping track of them using nothing more than the font management tools in the Windows control panel will become taxing at best. Simply installing new fonts is analogous to juggling live polecats in a dark room after midnight. Remembering what all your installed fonts look like is still more adventurous.

Font Wrangler is the font manager that should have come with Windows. It will allow you to install and remove TrueType fonts in batches; preview fonts before you install them; browse downloaded font files; view font copyright information; change the names of fonts to resolve naming conflicts and print font "contact sheets." Its intuitive user interface can be mastered by most potted plants and some elected officials.

This software is available for electronic delivery and on CD-ROM.

Font Wrangler

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  • graphicInstall and remove TrueType fonts with a visual, intuitive user interface.
  • Browse downloaded fonts so you can decide which ones you'd like to keep.
  • Weed your downloaded font collection to rename or delete selected files.
  • Print a "contact sheet" of fonts so you'll have a paper reference of your downloaded and installed fonts.
  • Change the font names of TrueType fonts to make them more easily remembered and to resolve typeface name conflicts.

Should you wish to contact us about this application, please send us some e-mail.

IMPORTANT: Font Wrangler requires access to the Internet to validate itself after installation. Please see the discussion of registration key security for a detailed discussion of this functionality.


For a limited time only, Font Wrangler can also be registered as bookware.

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Downloading and installation of this software: You can ensure yourself of a problem-free installation by reviewing our downloading and installation instructions. The downloadable installer can be used to install either an evaluation copy or a fully-functional registered copy of this application.

Important: You might see a warning during download or installation of these installers concerning possible "malicious code." These messages are generated by Windows if you attempt to download and install most non-Microsoft software. They can be safely ignored.

Norton Antivirus users: Norton security products may generate spurious warnings about downloaded software installers, including some of ours. They appear as WS.Reputation alerts. Norton may delete incoming downloads when it generates this warning. WS.Reputation is not a virus — it's apparently an internal reputation ranking maintained by Symantec, which gets confused from time to time. Please see our support blog for more about it. In the event that you encounter this warning, we recommend that you disable Norton Antivirus to complete your download. It does not indicate the presence of a virus or malware in our installer.

The current Alchemy Mindworks installation CD ships with Font Wrangler 5.0a patch 1.

Click on one of the following links to download Font Wrangler 5.0a revision 4. This file is 9,165,824 bytes in length.


Font Wrangler:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 1
Font Wrangler:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 2
Font Wrangler:   Alchemy Mindworks Download 3

Alchemy Mindworks' applications won't install spyware, malware or other invasions of your privacy, and we're extremely careful about virus scans. Learn more about the security of our downloaded installers.

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Thanks to everyone who has asked for a logo graphic for Font Wrangler. If you'd like a graphic link at your page for Font Wrangler, please download this banner.

(We ask that you not reference this graphic from the server, as the file name may change.)


The HTML to add it to your page is:

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alt="Font Wrangler by Alchemy Mindworks"></a>

Font Wrangler 4: Font Wrangler 4 has reached the end of its development cycle, and we don't anticiapte any further updates to it. To continue to enjoy the periodic enhancements, improvements and new features of Font Wrangler, we recommend that users of Font Wrangler 4 upgrade to the current Font Wrangler 5 software while the half-price upgrade is available.

Font Wrangler 2: Font Wrangler 2 has reached its end of life and been deleted from this reality by a flood of Liquid Paper™ and a typewriter eraser. It has been removed from distribution. We recommend that users of Font Wrangler 2 register Font Wrangler 5. Downloadable installers for Font Wrangler 2 are no longer available.

Font Wrangler™ is a trademark of Alchemy Mindworks Corporation.

The monitor graphic is used under license from DryIcons.

The lead graphic, Metal Type from Letterpress 4 by Typofi, is used under license from stock.xchng.