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I have several Japanese fonts but do not want to install them all. I would like to preview them before installing.

In icon view I can get a very rough idea of the style of the font as it shows Aa. When I open the font I am presented with a dialog box which shows a sample of the font with the sentence The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

I would like to change this sample text to Japanese text to get a fuller preview of the font. Is it at all possible? I suspect I might have to edit and compile source, not something I'm very familiar with.

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There's a bug report on this you might want to follow: (It dates back to 2009, however) – Glutanimate Sep 16 '12 at 15:40
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As an alternative to the preinstalled font-viewer:

Font Manager Install Font Manager allows you to compare fonts with your own custom text.

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Thanks, this looks like a good place to start. At the moment it seems to have made all the fonts available to Ubuntu, but I may have overlooked a setting at this early stage. – Tony Martin Sep 16 '12 at 21:28

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