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Linux.com: FONTpage: A Quick and Easy Font Viewer

Oct 05, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"The importance of an application has less to do with its size or popularity than it does with the importance of the need it fulfills. Recently I needed a font viewer, so I was happy to find FONTpage 0.2, a new font viewing utility written by Paul Sherman. FONTpage allows you to input text, display it in any of your system fonts, and, if you like, create a PNG image of the text. I found it handy for creating Web site logos.

"FONTpage is a GPLed Python program. You can download it as a Slackware package, source code, or as an executable binary. You'll also need GTK+2-2.6, Python-2.4, pyGTK-2.6, and Fontconfig, unless you grab the binary, in which case all the dependencies are taken care of for you. Being the lazy type, that's exactly what I did..."

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