TYM 0.0.1 Alpha
A simple font manager for Linux
At the end of the year 2005, I was checking with a graphic artist friend where could be problems if a Windows Graphic Artist would like to switch on Linux and start create with Open Source Software such as Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus and more… Those programs are already working, but one is really missing on Linux (as far as I look for), it’s a simple graphic Font manager.
Graphic artists usually handle a couple of project for different customers at the same time. Each project required some specific fonts often bough by the client. The Font manager target is to create a “font directory” for each project, put font he needs on this directory and active it. A few seconds after, those fonts will be available on his favourite Gimp, Inkscape or Scribus … programs font list. When the project is over, he could remove this font-directory or inactive it during a project break. This allows having only font loaded you need, not a crazy huge list of fonts.
Basically, this software manages your fonts on Linux like .OTF (OpenType?), .TTF (TrueType?) and .PFA/.PFB (Typo1?) with possibly extra font files. It allows to add or “link” fonts, active or inactivating them and finally deleting them. It also handles the “group font” function and store fonts inside. Like before with individual font, you will be able to add groups, remove, active and inactive them.