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expatCM
September 22nd, 2008, 09:51 AM
I guess there is a utility to do this in synaptic but I cannot find it ......

I would like to print a list of fonts on my system, especially those used by open office, in their native style. The reason is that I would like a printed sheet so that at a glance I can see what fonts are available and what they look like.

Any idea how to do this?

kostkon
September 23rd, 2008, 04:02 AM
I guess there is a utility to do this in synaptic but I cannot find it ......

I would like to print a list of fonts on my system, especially those used by open office, in their native style. The reason is that I would like a printed sheet so that at a glance I can see what fonts are available and what they look like.

Any idea how to do this?
You could try Fontmatrix. I think it can print a font book with the fonts you import to it.

It is not in the Ubuntu repos, but you can download a deb for it from getdeb.net (http://www.getdeb.net/app/Fontmatrix) for easy installation.

But beware; since it is a font manager it will take control of the font management from your system.

You can read an article about it here (http://www.linux.com/feature/122156). Ignore any references to installation procedures, since you can use a deb file to install it.

expatCM
September 23rd, 2008, 09:52 AM
Hi Kostkon, thank you for suggesting FontMatrix.

I have downloaded the deb but not installed yet. I just paused for thought. The article you suggested is good and the FontMatrix pages have quite a bit of information but you made one comment that made me wonder.

You said "since it is a font manager it will take control of the font management". I was just wondering if I should be concerned about this. For example will I be able to leave a standard font with Thunderbird and OpenOffice or does this font management mean that I need to set the font every time I use an application?