Published at LXer:
For designers, a font manager that can activate and deactivate fonts on-the-fly is the Holy Grail of the GNU/Linux desktop. Without such a tool, designers either need to devote an inordinate amount of system memory to their font collections, or else install and uninstall fonts individually, manually keeping track of the fonts needed for each project. The trouble is, no such font manager has reached a 1.0 release, or even an advanced beta. So far, the closest candidate is Fonty Python, currently at version 0.2.