Version:2 - 20100930
Author:Keith Fenske (Identity Number Forty-Seven)
Post Date:September 30, 2010
Comments:This program requires the Java run-time environemnt (JRE), a free download at

From: Identity Number Forty-Seven <identity@number.47> Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:54:42 -0600 Subject: Java font programs Newsgroups: alt.binaries.fonts I wrote these Java programs to help manage my font collection. They run on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows. They are free under the GNU General Public License. Please read the PDF documentation in each ZIP file. Windows users should run RedEar's Font Renamer, which is posted quarterly in alt.binaries.fonts. The same Java programs can be downloaded from any of these web sites:

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Excerpts from program documentation FontChecksum is a Java 1.4 application to verify the internal checksums in OpenType and TrueType font files. Sometimes when you download a file, or copy a file from a worn CD/DVD, what you receive differs from the original. After downloading or copying twice, you may have two files with the same size, the same date, and the same apparent contents. When compared byte-by-byte with commands such as “comp” on DOS/Windows or “cmp” on UNIX, only a few bits or bytes are different. The rest of the files are the same. Your question is which file is correct. One of them must be wrong. (Both could be wrong!) Since font files contain internal checksums, you can use this information to test which of the files is more correct. Note that freeware and shareware fonts produced with older font tools often have numerous checksum errors.