Projects / FONTpage


FONTpage is a utility for viewing, managing, and generating images of fonts. It can install and delete per-user fonts as well as (when run as root) system-wide fonts. It displays fonts, has a full alpha-numeric popup window, and allows you to change the font size and color, background color, font face, bold, and italics. It also has the ability to input the text to be displayed, which you can choose to save as a PNG file. It is handy to view fonts and styles quickly, or to make "logo" graphics. And naturally, it is a simple way to try out fonts without dipping into the command line. The source code as well as Slackware packages are available.

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Recent releases

  •  15 Sep 2010 05:55

    Release Notes: System wide font installation and removal is now allowed for the root user. Font installation on a per-user basis is still the default. A problem with text-colors on buttons was fixed, which was due to changes in setting background colors in newer versions of pyGTK. An "about" page popup was added with link to the Absolute site. All other deprecation warnings regarding tooltips and similar issues were cleared up.

    •  16 Jul 2006 14:19

      Release Notes: A new "Display Font" feature opens a popup window with the complete alphabet (upper and lower case) and the digits. The window shows the current font with the current size, and multiple windows can be used to compare different fonts. Font size now scales up to 256 pts (instead of 128). The configuration file will now track the last window dimensions when the application is restarted. If the user font directory directory 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.

      •  23 Jan 2006 18:48

        Release Notes: This release saves the last settings between sessions. It starts up using the last font, font-size, foreground and background colors, and custom text, as well as remembering where the last directory images were saved and the last directory from which a font was installed (so that those directories are used as a start point for the next time those dialogs appear.) Graphics have been tweaked and the code cleaned up, making the app smaller and faster.

        •  20 Jan 2006 08:17

          Release Notes: This release remembers custom text in the font display when changing the font selection.

          •  17 Jan 2006 08:32

            Release Notes: Foreground and background color dialogs now initialize using currently selected colors. The naming convention is now adhered to in the Slackware binary for linuxpackages conformity.


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