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Cooking up the Treats => New Package Requests => Topic started by: GrannyGeek on June 28, 2011, 02:22:36 pm

Title: Font viewer
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 28, 2011, 02:22:36 pm
Is there a program somewhere that lets you view a font with a message using many characters? I don't mean something like FontForge or Character Map.

Thunar displays an upper- and lower-case A in thumbnails, but I can't see more characters than that. In other versions of VL before VL7, Konqueror did have some kind of preview. I think this was using more KDE stuff, like maybe the KDE font installer.

I installed kdebase so I could get Konqueror, but I get just the minimal display of two characters and I don't see how I can get a fuller preview. I tried Dolphin, which was useless for previewing a font.

I'm hoping I don't have to install even more of KDE just so I can get decent font previews.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Font viewer
Post by: newt on June 28, 2011, 03:01:16 pm
This page lists several applications for previewing fonts but I'm not certain it's what you're after:
http://cweiske.de/tagebuch/Linux%20font%20preview%20applications.htm

It's worth a look anyway.