fontypython - Find, view and manage font files of all kinds.
[OPTIONS]... [VIEW]... [TARGET]...
is a GUI utility written in Python and WxPython that will help you do font stuff on GNU/Linux system.
You can quickly view and filter arbitrary* TTF, TTC, OTF or Type1 font files and then gather them together into 'Pogs' which can be installed or removed as needed. In this way you control which fonts are installed on a per-project basis.
*Arbitrary means you can use
in a local directory (or a mount). They
do not need
to be installed on your system.
A place where fonts are. A Pog or a folder someplace.
A "Pog". A place to keep those fonts (just references to them).
Below are the various command-line options. You don't need to use them, but they are handy. The program will run as a GUI if you only invoke 'fontypython'.
Show some %$@#$ examples!
List the names of all the Pogs.
-i Pog, --install=Pog
Install the fonts in this Pog to your fonts folder.
-u Pog, --uninstall=Pog
Uninstall the fonts in this Pog.
-p Pog, --purge=Pog
Purge the Pog of ttf files that are no longer really there.
-t "text", --text="text"
Set a new default sample text. Eg, "This is an ex-parrot".
Be sure to use the quotes.
-s num, --size=num
Set a new default point size.
-n num, --number=num
Set a new default for how many fonts to view at one go. Don't overdo this.
-c folder --check=folder
Check for bad fonts that crash the program. It will recurse through sub-folders. This will build a file: ~/.fontypython/segfonts After using this tool you should be able to browse safely. (The reason it's not done by default is that it's very slow.)
NOTE: The fonts that crash the program are probably still perfectly good and can be used in other apps.
-a folder Pog, --all=folder Pog
Puts all fonts in this folder into the Pog. If the Pog already exists, it will
add only *new* fonts, this means fonts are not repeated in that Pog.
-A folder Pog, --all-recurse=folder Pog
Puts all fonts in this folder and *all* sub-folders into the Pog. Rest same as
-z Pog, --zip=Pog
All the fonts inside Pog will be zipped and the zipfile will be named after the
Pog. The file will be placed in the current directory.