“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