fontypython - Find, view and manage font files of all kinds.
fontypython [OPTIONS]... [VIEW]... [TARGET]...
fontypython is a GUI utility written in Python and WxPython that will
help you do font stuff on GNU/Linux system. You can quickly view and
filter arbitrary* TTF, TTC, OTF or Type1 font files and then gather
them together into ’Pogs’ which can be installed or removed as needed.
In this way you control which fonts are installed on a per-project
*Arbitrary means you can use any fonts in a local directory (or a
mount). They do not need to be installed on your system.
VIEW A place where fonts are. A Pog or a folder someplace.
A "Pog". A place to keep those fonts (just references to them).
Below are the various command-line options. You don’t need to
use them, but they are handy. The program will run as a GUI if
you only invoke ’fontypython’.
Show some %$@#$ examples!
List the names of all the Pogs.
-i Pog, --install=Pog
Install the fonts in this Pog to your fonts folder.
-u Pog, --uninstall=Pog
Uninstall the fonts in this Pog.
-p Pog, --purge=Pog
Purge the Pog of ttf files that are no longer really there.
-t "text", --text="text"
Set a new default sample text. Eg, "This is an ex-parrot". Be
sure to use the quotes.
-s num, --size=num
Set a new default point size.
-n num, --number=num
Set a new default for how many fonts to view at one go. Don’t
-c folder --check=folder
Check for bad fonts that crash the program. It will recurse
through sub-folders. This will build a file:
~/.fontypython/segfonts After using this tool you should be able
to browse safely. (The reason it’s not done by default is that
it’s very slow.) NOTE: The fonts that crash the program are
probably still perfectly good and can be used in other apps.
-a folder Pog, --all=folder Pog
Puts all fonts in this folder into the Pog. If the Pog already
exists, it will add only *new* fonts, this means fonts are not
repeated in that Pog.
-A folder Pog, --all-recurse=folder Pog
Puts all fonts in this folder and *all* sub-folders into the
Pog. Rest same as -a.
-z Pog, --zip=Pog
All the fonts inside Pog will be zipped and the zipfile will be
named after the Pog. The file will be placed in the current
Show program’s version number and exit.
Show help message and exit.
fontypython was written by Donn.C.Ingle <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was updated by Donn Ingle in October 2009. It was
originally written by Kartik Mistry <email@example.com>, for the Debian
project (but may be used by others).