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Working with Fonts

You can configure the fonts used in your package by choosing the Fonts tab in the project dashboard.

The fonts in a package are either available only to the applications in the package or made available to other applications on the operating system, depending on the Font setting under the Virtualization in the Settings dialog box.

Note

To add more fonts to a project, you need to know the file name or names for the font, and not just the font name. In many cases, there is more than one file for each font. For example, Arial consists of four files, one for the basic font, and others for italic, bold, and bold italic.

To import a system font

  1. In the Fonts tab, open the context (right-click) menu in the pane and choose Import Font.

  2. In the Import Font dialog box, select a font, and choose OK.

    Repeat this step to import other system fonts.

To add a font from a font file

  1. Copy the font file to the package instance.

  2. In the Fonts tab, open the context (right-click) menu in the pane, and choose Import Font.

  3. In the Add Font dialog box, enter a name for the font, and choose Browse to find the font file.

  4. Choose OK

Note

If the virtualization setting for fonts is set to register, but the disposition for the corresponding font file is set to Virtual-isolated (layer 4), the disposition for the font appears in red. This font is not visible to other applications on the operating system, despite the virtualization setting.

To edit a font

  1. In the Fonts tab, open the context (right-click) menu for the font that you want to edit, and choose Edit.

  2. In the Edit Font dialog box, change the values, and choose OK.

To change the properties of a font

You can edit the prefetch, disposition, and security settings from Fonts tab, instead of finding and editing the font file in Files tab.

  1. In the Fonts tab, open the context (right-click) menu for the font that you want to edit and choose Font File Properties.

  2. In the Font File Properties dialog box, change the property values, and choose OK.

To delete a font

  • In the Fonts tab, open the context (right-click) menu for the font that you want to delete, choose Delete, and choose OK.

To exclude a font

Fonts that are excluded are not used in Amazon WorkSpaces, but are still part of the project. This gives you the flexibility of including specific fonts in one package and not in another package. Excluding fonts variables also enables you to test an package without font before removing the font files from the package.

  1. In the Fonts tab, open the context (right-click) menu for the font that you want to exclude, and then choose Exclude.

  2. Choose OK.

    Excluded fonts appear in italicized text.