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FONTpage A font viewer and graphic utility for Linux by Paul Sherman Homepage: http://www.absolutelinux.org/FONTpage.shtml License: GPLv3 FONTpage is a pyGTK application with which you can: * View truetype fonts on a system using fontconfig. * Change font face, size, foregound and background color while viewing the fonts. * Save a snapshot of your view to a png image. * Install and delete fonts for the current user. * If root, you can also install and delete fonts system-wide. * "Display Font" opens a separate popup window with upper and lower case alphabet and 0-9. Multiple windows can be opened to compare font faces. Overall: Simple way to manage installed fonts. Handy to view fonts and styles quickly or to make "logo" graphics for use in web pages. See the INSTALL file for instructions and software requirements.
FONTpage running with about box and font "display" open.
Installation should be simple, as there is nothing to compile. The program is a stand-alone python script. Requirements FONTpage was written and tested using: pyGTK-2.16.0 python-2.6.4 GTK-2.18.9 PIL-1.1.7. Might work with older versions, no guarantees. --------------------------------------------------------------- 1) A source package a.) If requirements are met, decompress the FONTpage_src-x.x.bz2 Place fontpage.py somewhere in your path. (As an example, /usr/local/bin) b.)Start the script by running "fontpage.py" 2) Slackware Package a.)Install Package b.)run fontpage.py
Tuesday, 09/14/2010 * version 3.0 * Allows system wide font install/removal for root user. * Fixed text-colors on buttons problem, which was due to changes in setting background colors in newer versions of pyGTK. * Added an about page popup with link to Absolute site. * Cleared up all other deprecation warnings re tooltips, etc. Sunday, 11/15/2009 * version 2.5 * Severalk undocumented tweaks culminating in translations by GALPon MiniNo Developers Team. Saturday, 07/15/2006 * version 2.0 * New "Display Font" feature opens popup window with complete alphabet (upper and lower case) and 0-9. Window shows current font with current size -- use multiple windows to compare different fonts. * Font size now scales up to 256 pts (was 128) * Config file will now track last window dimensions when the application is restarted. * If user font directory directory (~/.fonts) does not exist, FONTpage will create one. This is to facilitate installing and deleting fonts, which FONTpage will only do on a per-user basis. (This is to avoid problems.) Sunday, 01/22/2006 * version 1.0 * running creates ".fontpage" configuration file that saves values between sessions for font size, color, background color, font name, last directory an image was saved in, last directory a font was installed from... * tweaked graphics * cleaned up old code Thursday, 01/19/2006 * version 0.89 * Keeps custom text after changing fonts (Had previosly returned to displaying the font name) Tuesday, 01/17/2006 * version 0.8 * Foreground and Background color dialogs now open with the currently used color * python script now all lowercase -- "fontpage.py" Monday, 01/09/2006 * version 0.7 * corrected bug in save dialog for creating images that failed if GTK < 2.8. Wednesday, 10/26/2005 * version 0.6 * corrected startup error on some machines that reported fontconfig missing when it was not * Gui tweaks to make labels fit correctly on other systems * Created binary and tested on Ubuntu-5.10 Monday, 10/17/2005 version 0.5 Saves last-saved directory in memory so, if you are making a number of images and saving them, you don't have to keep digging for the same directory in the save dialog. Gave up making cx-frozen binaries. See my web pages for details of my undignified retreat :( Saturday, 10/15/2005 version 0.4 Bug Fix: Mistakenly injected a cairo-related dependency on previous version. I had started playing with Cairo on 2.8 GTK for an SVG viewer/convertor I'm making and, well... oops. Thursday, 10/06/2005 version 0.3 added save dialog will prompt user for location/name to save image rather than just saving to home directory with the "current text".png -- although the dialog defaults to those values. Dependency change. Moved to GTK-2.8 series. (See install for details) Use the binary if you have older versions and don't want to upgrade at this time. Tuesday, 08/30/2005 version 0.2 Added install/remove font dialogs: Choosing to install a font will: 1] Test if file is a truetype font 2] Make new file lower case, no spaces 3] Copy font into user's home .font directory 4] run 'fc-cache' on that folder 5] Display the font with your current FONTpage settings Removal will delete the copy made to ~/.fonts, re-run fc-cache on that dir and update FONTpage Good way to check a downloaded font with all the different sizes/colors, then keep for general use or dump if disenchanted :) Thursday, 08/25/2005 version 0.1 Initial Release
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