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Fonty Python and the Holy Grail of a Font Manager

Apr 24, 2007, 09:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For designers, a font manager that can activate and deactivate fonts on-the-fly is the Holy Grail of the GNU/Linux desktop. Without such a tool, designers either need to devote an inordinate amount of system memory to their font collections, or else install and uninstall fonts individually, manually keeping track of the fonts needed for each project. The trouble is, no still-viable font manager has reached a 1.0 release, or even an advanced beta. So far, the closest candidate is Fonty Python, currently at version 0.2.

"Fonty Python groups fonts into collections that it calls pogs, which can be installed or uninstalled for the current user account. As soon as the fonts are loaded, they are available for use by other programs..."

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