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       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’.

       -e, --examples
              Show some %$@#$ examples!

       -l, --list
              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
              overdo this.

       -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.

       -h, --help
              Show help message and exit.


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       fontypython was written by Donn.C.Ingle <>.

       This manual page was updated by Donn Ingle in  October  2009.   It  was
       originally written by Kartik Mistry <>, for the Debian
       project (but may be used by others).