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# Re: viewing font samples

• Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2018 10:06:59 -0400
• From: Cindy-Sue Causey <butterflybytes@xxxxxxxxx>
• Subject: Re: viewing font samples

On 7/7/18, Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 08/07/18 13:22, Felix Miata wrote:
>> Can anyone name a freedesktop utility that produces font samples such as
>> those
>> similar? I know one exists, but can't remember its name, or figure out how
>> to
>> find its name.
>
> That font sample looks very much like the HTML previews on this page:
>
> I expect that it could be recreated or customised with a small amount of
> HTML and CSS and an HTML rendering engine such as a web browser,

That's a good idea. Inspiration for a private project to delve into
web design. I've done that with colors so I could see them all
together at the same time. I could see using this as an idea/excuse to
lurk along with database threads, too.

I'm there in the "I just saw and in fact installed something but can't
remember it for nothin' now" group. So I went searching again.

Debian package "gwaterfall"

That is, by natural default, instantly picking through my currently
installed fonts under /usr/share/fonts. It presents the font in the
various sizes available to that font.

It's having a little trouble with some MathJax family fonts, but
everything else seems to be displaying as expected. It beats my
previous method which was to lay out a line of text in LibreOffice
Writer then keep changing the font preference in the toolbar. *rather
a pain but still effective alternative* :)

Cindy :)
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Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA