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Choosing a font manager

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 87.61.53.234] on April 29, 2008 10:12 PM
One thing I am really missing is a font manager/browser that can browse through fonts in places of my own choosing. I rarely install fonts on my system but I have several cd's with fonts that I need to go through.
This is possible with fontypython though it is very unstable and needs the mouse for navigating - too cumbersome and too much strain on my arm (think several thousands fonts).
Font matrix on the other hand looks really really cool - just that I can't find any way to select which folders to browse - apparently you can only see installed fonts.

As Anonymous above points out X takes care of load/unload so you don't really need apps for font juggling.

So for the moment I'm sadly still forced to use the old Proxima Font expert under Wine which by the way looks quite a bit like font matrix - just that I can choose any folder I like.

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