From: redear <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 23:39:27 -0500
Subject: Update RedEar's Orphan Finder - OrphanFinder104.zip (0/1)
This is the periodic release of the latest version of OrphanFinder. It
contains the following updates:
- The product name was changed to "RedEar's Orphan Finder" to be
consistent with the rebranding of "RedEar's Font Renamer"
- A suggested action was added for the case in which only a PFB and
AFM file exist (thanks to Character)
As always, please post suggestions and bug reports to
Please read the "Getting Started" sections in the help file before
using the program!
Orphan Finder is a program that examines the external name of all
files in a folder (optionally including its subfolders) and identifies
any Type 1 font files that lack a matching PFB and/or PFM file. Such
files, called "orphans", are displayed in a list. The list can be
saved to a file or to the clipboard; files in the list can also be
selected--individually, in groups, or in total--and deleted directly
using the program's keyboard or mouse interface.
The list includes with each orphan file name a reason for the
identification as an orphan as well as a suggested action.
You can sort on columns in the list by clicking on the column heading.
An "AutoSearch" option can be set so that the program will immediately
begin searching for orphans as soon as a folder is opened. An "Include
Subfolders" option can also be set if needed.
There are several features intended to facilitate the program's use in
a batch program. When OrphanFinder is called on the command line from
a batch program, the desired folder name can be passed as a parameter.
The AutoSearch option, which must be previously set, will cause the
search to start automatically. And, there is an automatic close
option, set by the command line switch "/x", that causes the program
to close automatically if no orphans are found in the first search.
These features allow the program to run without intervention unless
orphans are actually found.
NOTE: Since Orphan Finder uses external file names to identify
orphans, I strongly recommend that before using it you rename your
Type 1 font files in a consistent manner.
Note that you must have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (the necessary
run-time files) installed. (See the "Before You Begin" section in the
help file for information on obtaining the Framework if you have not
yet installed it.)