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Author Topic: Font viewer  (Read 2381 times)


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Font viewer
« 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.
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Re: Font viewer
« Reply #1 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:

It's worth a look anyway.