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Windows font manager that doesn't deactivate fonts by default

I'm looking for a font manager that will let me organise my growing font collection by tags, so I can more easily find and compare fonts of a certain style when I'm undergoing a design project. I do ...
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Font selection utitly

Is there any good software to help in choosing a font? I don't mean only a font manager, but a tool that helps comparing local fonts. It would also be very useful if the software can filter list of ...
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Font editor for Windows

I'm looking for a font editor possibly with the following specs: ability to edit / import most common types of fonts (ttf, woff etc) export / import svg files as glyphs set basic glyph positioning ...
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Firefox extension to override website font preferences on individual websites?

Is there such a thing as a Firefox extension to override a website's preferred fonts, able to be used selectively on individual websites? (Preferably for Firefox 52 ESR at present, but also for ...
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Command-line font information utility

I'd like a command-line utility which takes a font filename (or base filename if the font spans multiple files) and prints information/meta data about the font: Family name, foundry name, copyright ...
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Linux font viewer

What do you recommend to use for viewing fonts including the glyph, extras, and others in Linux? I need to see the Unicode for the glyph and special characters.
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Portable font viewer for Windows

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 ...
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OCR for the OCR-B standard font

I am looking for a software/library (preferably open-source) to read bitmaps containing texts in the OCR-B font, which is used e.g. in passports machine readable zone. I have tried tesseract, but it ...
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App that lets me set the default font for a font-family

I am looking for a program for Ubuntu/Linux that allows me to set the default font for each font-family. As example: I want to use the font "Roboto" as the default font for the "sans-serif" family. ...
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Subset a TrueType font for a given text

Let's say I have a long text: Latebrae agente praefuit imperator nec praefuit ducens insidiarum sunt insidiarum emensis fatorum ubi milites rebus Noricorum viam sorte rebus suis emensis tristissima ...
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What Linux program(s) support OpenType alternate glyphs and can explode to vector shapes?

I need some Linux based program that will allow me to create an assortment of drawings exported in SVG as exploded shapes that are primarily composed of a couple of words of text rendered with a few ...
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Plugin / Software to use Google Web Fonts in Photoshop?

I found this Photoshop plugin which enables you to use Google Web Fonts in Photoshop for free. I'm looking for a similar plugin or software (FREE!) which can let me use open source/Google fonts in the ...
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Looking fo a free type specimen book creator for Windows

I'm looking for a Windows-running equivalent of Veenix TypeBook Creator. I want to batch print a paragraph of text (not a simple phrase or pangram but a real paragraph) for a large amount of fonts (...
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How to convert a font file used in mac with .bmap extension to .ttf?

Unfortunately one of my client purchased a mac font with extension .bmap instead of the one to support the windows. Is there any good converter that converts .bmap to .ttf? Please anyone help.
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Icon font to PNG converter

I'm looking for a tool that quickly extracts / converts all icons from a vector-based icon font (OpenType, TrueType, Type-1) to good old PNG files with given dimensions (e.g. 48px x 48px) foreground ...
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What software to create a font?

I already have the tools to create pixels or vectors but I have no clue how to generate fonts from them? After some searching I came across a font editing program that cost more then a months rent. A ...
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Command line tool for merging fonts files

I need to merge hundreds of .ttf fonts (OpenType and TrueType). Many Tells about fontforge, but it use a gui interface, so I would need to merge each fonts manually. So, is there a command-line tool ...
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How can I view fonts with Ubuntu?

I would like to view fonts in a way that I can see all elements of the font as well as which code point of the font corresponds to which symbol. For example, it should be easy to see that symbol 201 ...
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Is there a professional-grade cross-platform font manager?

I do graphic design work on several operating systems spanning Win 8.1, Win 10, OS X, and various flavors of Linux. I also have over a thousand fonts that I use in this work. Most programs choose to ...
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Adobe Illustrator (or Inkscape) plugin for inputing LaTeX math equations (positioning and rendering of STIX/XITS font symbol groups)

I'm looking for a plugin for Adobe Illustrator (or Inkscape) which will allow me to enter a LaTeX math equation in a GUI box to create a grouped object made up of appropriately positioned and resized ...
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Any wordpress plugin to build fonts site?

Is there any wordpress plugin to help me create a font gallery with these features: Upload and download fonts. categorize fonts. instant font preview for text ?
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Is there an open source font converter toolkit other than Font Forge?

I'm looking for a simple GUI font conversion program. I've tried Font Forge but its GUI's clunky and crashes from time to time. Requirements: Open source Windows (preferably) Convert write support ...
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Win32 font rendering utility and previewer

I'm looking for a free tool I used several years ago (late 2000's). It was a windows application aimed at Win32 developers. It helped in previewing the results of font rendering based on the super ...