Let me re-phrase this: [was:Re: which font previewer?]
freebsd at meijome.net
Fri Jul 4 13:12:18 UTC 2008
On Tue, 1 Jul 2008 14:27:08 -0700
Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> wrote:
> i've spent hours looking around (both in ports and via Google)
> and haven't found a font viewer that will let me preview all
> the fonts i've collected. some are ghostscriptt, others are ttf;
> others are labeled "system fonts" and the others don't show up
> on the utilities i *have* found. is there a viewer out ther that
> will display all fonts?
i think you are looking for the equivalent of some software in Mac / OSX ...
from adobe maybe? i have an image in my mind of a font portfolio... Corel had
(has? havent touched it in a decade+) a similar tool in Win32..
anyway, I assume you have used xfontsel, which seems to do what you want but
uses rather old style widgets.
Are all the file types you need supported by xfs ? If so, just install them and
access them directly from the font server... maybe even spend the time putting
together a PDF with "the quick brown fox..." in each font ? I wonder if TeX or
even some pdf library could be scripted to generated this automatically...
anyway... enough blabbering...
/usr/ports show the following promising tools:
print/fontforge (an editor, actually, but if u can edit, u can see them ;) )
there may be a few more..
* I am installing these 2 now just to check them out.. gucharmap is ok,
nothing wow. I can't tell how much coverage of all fonts installed it has...
let us know what you go with in the end..
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