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In search of a font viewer

Post by Troken » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:34 pm

Dear XnView users,

I am in search of a free and smart Font Viewer/Utility which can display not only TrueType fonts, but also Open Type and Type 1 fonts. I have stumble across some, but there are so many, which do you recommend? Any tips are welcomed!

"The font thing" seems to be popular, but only True Type fonts im afraid...

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Post by Troken » Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:39 am

Thank you! Linotype FontExplorer X seems intresting. The others lack some things though. Found AMP Font Viewer, supports all types of fonts.
http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/FontViewer.php

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Post by Lesmo16 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:44 pm

Troken, you should also take a look at NexusFont.

A really fine and small standalone freeware from Korea.
English and German language files are included.

HP: http://www.xiles.net/
DL: http://xiles.net/download.php?file=nexusfont2rc1.zip
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Post by Troken » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:17 pm

Lesmo16 wrote:Troken, you should also take a look at NexusFont.
By far the nicest interface, looks really nice and easy. And its quick! To bad it does not seem to handle Type1-fonts (PS fonts).

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Post by XnTriq » Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:45 pm

17/Jan/2008: AMP Font Viewer v3.81 released.

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Post by Troken » Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:07 am

XnTriq wrote:17/Jan/2008: AMP Font Viewer v3.81 released.
Now, after testing a couple of free viewers, AMP is my recommendation (it seems to display all font types).

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Post by Drahken » Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:35 am

This one works well for quick reference purposes: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/fontselector.html
It sits in your systray & lets you quickly browse through samples of your installed fonts to find the one you want. Not sure wheather or not it works for anything other than TTF ones though.

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Post by Troken » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:30 am

Drahken wrote:This one works well for quick reference purposes: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/fontselector.html
It sits in your systray & lets you quickly browse through samples of your installed fonts to find the one you want. Not sure wheather or not it works for anything other than TTF ones though.
Thank you, but only TTF it seems.

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Post by Troken » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:34 pm

Lesmo16 wrote:Troken, you should also take a look at NexusFont.

A really fine and small standalone freeware from Korea.
English and German language files are included.

HP: http://www.xiles.net/
DL: http://xiles.net/download.php?file=nexusfont2rc1.zip
NexusFont 2 rc3 supports Type1 fonts now, at last! So now this font manager is by far the best free font manager, highly recommended. Very easy and intuitive, try it!

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Post by Lesmo16 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:14 am

NexusFont 2 final (2.0.1.1075) - 2008.07.07
- Improved: Charmap window can be resized.
- Fixed: "Invalid Date" error message is shown while loading fonts
- Some minor bugs are fixed
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Post by ZoNi » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:41 am

I use dp4 Font Viewer (64kB, free, no-install)
http://us.fontviewer.de/

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Post by Troken » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:22 am

ZoNi wrote:I use dp4 Font Viewer (64kB, free, no-install)
http://us.fontviewer.de/
Thank you ZoNi, it looks nice (good Screenshot :) ) but looks like only TrueType support.

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Post by XnTriq » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:00 pm

Giveaway of the Day: Advanced Font Viewer

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Post by ckv » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:25 pm

Hawkeye Font Browser
Free, small, no install required font viewer. Only minus for me is that it's an .NET application.

http://www.hawkeyetech.com/products/freeware.htm#hfb
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