Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-23-2003, 06:05 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Twin Cities, MN, US
Distribution: Mandriva -> Ubuntu
Posts: 106

Rep: Reputation: 15
Font listing program?

Does anyone know a program I can use to display and print off a list of all the fonts on my system?

I know I can view them individually through lots of different programs, but I want to be able to make up a hardcopy list. This is always easier to refer to than scrolling through a list on my computer (especially in OOo, which is veeerrrryyyy slow in scrolling through anything). When I used Windoze, I used FontWrangler. The creator's a jerk, but the program's great.

I've tried gfontview, but every time I try to print from it, I get:

Error in printer spooler
sh: line 2: tmp/file/xxxyyy.zzz Permission denied
I want to be able to refer to all my fonts at one time, on one nice list. Does anyone know of another program that can do this, or how to fix my printing problem with gfontview?

Thanks in advance for any help...
Old 09-23-2003, 06:53 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: RH9
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
in nautilus try looking at fonts:///
Works in RH9 using xfs
Old 09-24-2003, 12:36 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Twin Cities, MN, US
Distribution: Mandriva -> Ubuntu
Posts: 106

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I'm running Mandrake 9.1. "fonts:///" isn't recognized by my Nautilus.

Also, to be clear -- I don't just want a list of the names of my fonts. I want a list of the fonts, in those fonts, so I can see what they actually look like. Many programs for Windows do this by showing a standard sample ("ABCDEFGabcdefg" or "The quick fox jumped over..." or whatever) in every diferent font. Others do this by just giving the name of each font in the font itself.

Does anyone know a way to do this? Or a way to get gfontview to print correctly? Please help!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fluxbox's fbdesk program + font colors kurrupt Linux - Software 1 06-03-2005 07:45 AM
Wine and an astrology program - What font am I missing / how do I add it? SBing Linux - Software 2 10-04-2004 03:45 PM
Listing files from within a C program? PsychosisNode Programming 4 11-16-2003 11:40 AM
font installed, visible w/xfontsel, but not on program menus. Shay Slackware 0 10-31-2003 10:06 AM
TrueType Font Display and long font names jdeka Slackware 0 06-28-2003 04:04 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration