Font Preview Programme?
dumol at gnome.ro
Thu Feb 5 21:01:42 CET 2009
Jon <proedie at online.de> a scris:
> 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.
Some distributions include the GNOME Font Viewer from GNOME 2.22
or older. In Debian 5.0 (Lenny) it is the associated application for
fonts files and I see relevant thumbnails of them. There is a bit of
discussion on this matter at: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/15736/
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