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thom_A
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Font browser

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Is there any Linux equivalent to a free Windows app called The Font Thing? I think this font browser started to appear in Windows 97. I discovered it in the XP days. It still work with Win 7 32-bit, but not with Win 7 x64 and, most likely, any Windows version above. As you can see, the scroll bar is all you need to see multiple samples of fonts. The font size can be adjustable and you can add your user text.
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Re: Font browser

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I tried about 3 - 5 of those same font browsers and they don't have what Font thing has, which I thought was basic.
Thanks anyway. Oh well, at least now I know there isn't any.

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Re: Font browser

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2 alternatives: font-manager and fontypython.

Perhaps it helps if you describe the functions you miss.

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Re: Font browser

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Cosmo. wrote:2 alternatives: font-manager and fontypython.

Perhaps it helps if you describe the functions you miss.
Basically a font browser that simply lets you scroll all fonts with whatever user text you type in.
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Re: Font browser

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NOTE: For those who still use Windows 7 x64, Win8, and above, I found another free app, Font Xplorer to be a close equivalent. It lists all your fonts at a glance just like TFT. It got less features, but it's all I needed, actually. You don't have to click compare, click fonts to compare, and all that time consuming stuff. (You have to wonder why you have to do all that comparing stuff when all you need is see them all in an alphabetical list and displayed with whatever user text you type in. And if you see a couple of fonts that look similar then that's the time to make comparisons.)
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Re: Font browser

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thom_A wrote:
Cosmo. wrote:Basically a font browser that simply lets you scroll all fonts with whatever user text you type in.
Both programs I named can do this. The difference: In font-manager you can this simply do in the main window, but you cannot store your own text for later usage. In Fonthy Python you have to do it in the program settings and the text gets stored for reuse.

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Re: Font browser

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With or without User text option doesn't really matter as long as there is an option of listing all the fonts with obvious sample text such as

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ..1234567890

Optional user text is a bonus.

Or maybe I'm missing something. Can you display fonts like this?

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Re: Font browser

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With Fonty Python:
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