[Scribus] font manager

PLinnell mrdocs
Wed Nov 23 21:42:58 CET 2005

On Wednesday 23 November 2005 19:13, Creolophus WC wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know, if there are any font managers, like
> Suitcase, in Linux (preferably free!)
> if not, is it difficult to write one?
> thank you
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Seconding Craig Ringer's reply, which I won't copy. I only add a 
couple of things:

1) Having used Adobe ATM, Font Reserve and Suitcase, I now much prefer 
the X-Windows + Fontconfig way of doing things. It is far easier to 
either a: drop your fonts in $/home/.fonts and let fontconfig find 
them or b: if you need a point and click install/remove application 
let konqueror and kfontinstaller do the work.

An example of how to use konqueror and kfontinstaller here: 


The magic of kfontinstaller is that is also automagically will create 
Ghostscript Fontmap files which allows Ghostscript to access and use 
your added fonts. 

Nothing else I have tried on Linux works easier or quicker.

I comfortably manager 2000+ fonts on my system and keep between 
300-750 fonts active, not for performance or stability reasons, just 
so I don't have to wade through huge menus of fonts.



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