Fontmatrix 0.6.0

Fontmatrix is a graphical font manager for Linux.

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What's new in Fontmatrix 0.6.0:

  • Compared to 0.4.2, almost everything is new. From the storage backend to the preview engine, all has been reworked to offer a better user experience and prepare exciting future developments. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of changes:
  • SQLite database and a Python script to move data from old XML based DB
  • Python scripting
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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
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DEVELOPED BY:
Scribus Docs
HOMEPAGE:
www.kde-apps.org
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Printing
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Fontmatrix is a graphical font manager for Linux operating systems. One thing where Fontmatrix has the older proprietary font managers beat is the concept of 'tagging'. This makes it really nice to group fonts and even sub-group them logically for use in say a book.

It also has extensive support to give you a nice GUI to show all the glyphs in a font, previews of sample text, variable sizing and also tell you what kinds of advanced Open Type features are inside the guts of your font. That is something I've never seen outside of a font editor. And not least, it creates a nice PDF catalog of your fonts for printing or reference. All in all, a real pro's font manager, but still nice and user friendly.

Requirements:

Qt 4.x
Freetype2
Cmake

Build instructions are:

$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake .. [-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug] [-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/install/prefix]
$ make

At this point, the fontmatrix binary is in build/src/ directory, if you want, you can try to install it (default installation path is /usr/local) with:

$ make install

If you encounter problems or just have questions or if you have suggestions, please take time to suscribe to the undertype-users mailing list ( https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/undertype-users ). If you want to reach us quickly, come to #fontmatrix at Freenode.

What's New in This Release:

This release added code to prevent a crash with sub-standard fonts.
Other minor bugs were fixed.

Last updated on August 15th, 2009

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