Windows no longer has a maximum number of fonts that can be installed. (Windows Me and before was limited to about 1000 or 64 KB.) The problem is that your machine will slow down if you go overboard. It's better to install the most used typefaces, and then move the fonts into and out of the C:\Windows\Fonts or C:\WINNT\Fonts folder.
Here's one site that provides over 5,000 fonts. You can enter a short piece of text to see what it will look like:
"The fonts presented on this website are their authors' property, and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain, most of the time for non-commercial use. Look at the readme-files in the archives or check the indicated authors' website for details, and contact him if in doubt."
6-17-2005 - Bill Reid comments:
"One little known fact about Windows' font handling. You don't necessarily have to move fonts into the Fonts directory to make them usable. If you store extra fonts in another directory, you can double click it, bringing up a dialog that demonstrates the font's usage. If you open your application at this point, it will recognize the font as being installed."
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