I just need some piece of software to quickly open a font file and check what's inside. Requirements:
- Ability to open a font file.
- Having a standalone portable version (usually, it's just a .zip archive instead of setup.exe installer) which will never need administrative rights to run. It also means that .NET/Java applications are not acceptable.
I forgot to clarify a few things.
Firstly, I need to define what I mean by "font viewer". It is not the application that shows me a portion of text typed in the selected font, it is the application with the interface similar to BabelMap. The reason of my dissatisfaction with BabelMap is that it's not a font viewer, it's a character map which shows me the entire Unicode grid, but... what should I do with such a grid? Suppose I open a font that contains only 100 glyphs. What will I see? A giant Unicode grid with many thousands of empty cells and a small amount of cells showing how its corresponding char looks in the font??? This type of interface seems totally useless for me. I expect to see a grid with all glyphs contained in the font, but without glyphs not supported by the font, and without empty (unused) cells.
Secondly, I need to note that the application should not be limited to installed fonts (that is, located in "Windows/Fonts" directory)! I need to open a font file which may be located in any directory, without having to "install" the font. The application should provide something like a standard "File > Open" dialogue box, and allow me to select any font file.