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I have a huge font collection and would like to be able to view them in an efficient manner rather than opening a file one by one.

What would be the best font viewer aside from fontypython, which unfortunately has a Mojibake bug on fonts with multibyte characters.

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I use Font Manager Install Font Manager (or for those who don't have Ubuntu 10.10 yet: download package).

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I use character maps heavily and decides to make one which you access from anywhere using a web interface and requires no installation.


  • Select your own font file
  • Provides font and character information
  • Character copy-able
  • Supports TTF/OTF
  • Supports Icon fonts
  • Smooth interface
  • No installation necessary
  • No server upload necessary



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There's always Fontmatrix. It has a slightly different featureset to fontypython but I like it.

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Just used it. It seems to have more features than fontypython, but is instead less immune to foreign multi-byte fonts. Nevertheless +1 for introducing the tool I didn't know. thx. – Gödel Oct 20 '10 at 11:00

Your should also give a try to gnome-specimen (also available in Debian)

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I`ve created simple SVG font viewer

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