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  1. #1
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    Question Font Viewer

    I have a package of over 12,000 fonts. In Windows I used to use a program called AMP Font Viewer, where I could view the fonts that I have and install/uninstall them as I wished. This helped keep my system running faster and cleaner. Two questions:

    -Would it slow down my computer like in Windows to install so many fonts all at once? (Running Hardy)

    -Does there exists a font viewer/installer program that I can use to install fonts as I need them?

    Thanks

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    Re: Font Viewer

    I cannot vouch for any of them but these exist to view

    http://opcion.sourceforge.net/

    http://gfontview.sourceforge.net/

    http://www.linux.com/articles/48472

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...iewer_and.html

    etc etc

    Might be worth poking around in Synaptic to see if there is anything in there in addition.

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    Re: Font Viewer

    Thanks for that list. So you know Opcion is the easiest to use.

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    Re: Font Viewer

    Opcion Font Viewer is a great little program, thanks guys

    How to install a .jar file like Opcion_v1.1.1.jar and create a shortcut to it:

    Download the file to your desktop from here: http://opcion.sourceforge.net/

    Create a folder called "opcion" and put the file Opcion_v1.1.1.jar in it. Extract the file (right-click > 'Extract here') if you want to add an icon later, though it's not necessary.

    Then move the folder to Ubuntu's programs folder, in terminal:
    Code:
    sudo mv ~/Desktop/opcion/ /usr/share/
    To create a shortcut (in Gnome, I am not sure how in 12.04 Unity): Right click on 'Applications' in upper left corner, select 'Edit menus' > 'Graphics' and click 'New Item'.

    Name: Opcion font viewer
    Command: java -jar /usr/share/opcion/Opcion_v1.1.1.jar

    If you extracted the folder, you can add an icon: Click on the trampolin icon to the left and navigate to /usr/share/opcion/Opcion_v1.1.1/FontViewer/resources/icons and select IconSmall.png
    Last edited by pterosky; October 29th, 2012 at 03:55 PM. Reason: missing comma!

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    Re: Font Viewer

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