Font Preview Programme?

Jon proedie at
Wed Feb 4 19:27:48 CET 2009

Hello Everyone!

As a new user of xfce I miss some features I had under KDE 3 that I still have 
on my main computer. I really like xfce on my laptop, but I got used to the 
fact that if I click on a font file, a programme called "Font View" displays 
a sample of the font. I could not find anything like that for xfce. What do 
you do to preview a font? Do I have to install some Gnome packages? If so, 
which ones?

To make this perfectly clear: I do not need some fancy font managing tools. 
All I want is a decent programme that gives me a sentence, set in the font I 
clicked on in Thunar.

I am aware of programmes like gtk2fontselect which need a font to be installed 
on the system already or Opcion that cannot display OTF and doesend accept a 
TTF file as a parameter. This is not what I would like to have.

Thank you very much in advance for all suggestions!

Best wishes


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