There's no man page or --help parameter. Is this an application that I'm not supposed to be using via GUI? .. Is this application supposed to be the back bone to a "font-browser"-type front end? If so, that'd be ridiculous, because its practically already a finished product -- I just need a scroll bar on the left so I can click on other fonts and watch the preview change.
usage: gnome-font-viewer fontfile
I tried searching google with queries like "site:gnome.org/projects font-viewer" but I'm not finding anything, I feel like there's gotta be an explanation somewhere, of what this app is for.
This project is my only hope right now: but there's no deb, only an RPM -- and the source isn't compiling for me: http://gfontview.sourceforge.net/
When I run ./configure I get a ton of "checking..." output, as I'd expect from such a script, and then:
see my attached output of:
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C++ compiler cannot create executables.
$ gnome-font-viewer /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf