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Hi, I am member of Adobe family for long. Everytime when i am looking for some fonts i am loosing a lot of time. I don't understand why we don't categorize the fonts. I don't know maybe we could and i am missing it. 

Here some image sketches which i can explane myself better. 

Regards everybody.
Dogu Uygar Unay / Turkey
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Have you done a Forum search before posting your Request? 
A lot of threads with very little support will probably not be terribly useful and these seem to be (at least somewhat) similar to your Feature Request.  

Which version of Photoshop do you use? 
And I wonder if you are trying to have Photoshop do the OS’ font management work. 
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I use CS6.  i have no idea about OS' font management work. 

you are right they look similar, but not the same i am looking for.

I need to write a category (for example ; School) and instead of looking all fonts one by one just go to school fonts files and see all i have on PS. 

I am not sure if i am not clear. Mine was just an idea. 

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If you use CS6 and intend to continue doing so the whole point is moot – CS6 is obsolete and no updates will be provided for it. 
Future improvements will only benefit the users of the current versions of Photoshop. 
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You should upgrade. This is implemented in CC.

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Howdy Doğu,

It's true.  Christoph and Jaroslav are correct.  In the latest version of Photoshop CC we have added a number of ways you can organize your fonts, such as marking them as Favorites or simply doing searches on their name.  Plus, we're now displaying flattened lists of fonts, so navigating through them is easier.

Hope that helps,
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Thanks a lot for all interest and comments. :) 
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Unfortunately, Adobe got out of the business of providing full service font managing software. I'd also like to be able to create user categories and assign fonts to those categories, including have the ability to assign a single font to more than one category. That's a major undertaking they may decide at some point is worth the effort, but currently, upgrading to CC at least allows you to set Favorites.

The way that works is in conjunction with my font manager, I choose a category I've created in the manager that I want to use for a project, make sure the fonts I'm interested in for that project are active, then assign a Favorite status to them. It's a lot of back and forth between my font manager and PS, but it gets me there, and is a LOT faster than constant scrolling and trying to remember what fonts to use. I can remove the Favorite status when I'm done.

And of course, if it's just an occasional font, and I remember a fair bit of its name, I can simply use the Find field to call it up very quickly. Plus there's the Recently Used section that lets me merely select a font and it will be available at the top of the list until I've selected so many (set in Preferences) it scrolls off the list. Scrolling a long list of fonts is gradually becoming obsolete.