Fontmatrix is a font manager built with the kind of features and abilities graphic designers, layout pros, and others have felt necessary, but modernized with some new touches. Read more hot
bblaunch is an application launcher that lets you set certain blackbox related attributes on the launched program.
Birdfont is a free, open source font editor that lets you create outline vector graphics and export ttf, eot & svg fonts.
Choosefont is a simple but extremely efficient tool for quickly finding the required font in a large amount of fonts. It was created due to the lack of decent font selection widgets in many application. Apart from finding a font, Choosefont can also creat css, html and other code for the selected font, this code is automatically copied to the X clipboard.
ClearlyU is a set of BDF (bitmap) 12 point, 100 dpi fonts that provides glyphs that can be used for Unicode text.
cm-super contains Type 1 fonts converted from METAFONT fonts and covers entire EC/TC, ECC and LH fonts (Computer Modern font families). All European and Cyrillic writings are covered.
Culmus Hebrew fonts
Culmus Hebrew fonts is a collection of scalable (Type 1) Hebrew fonts for POSIX.
a set of PCF fonts in several Cyrillic (koi8, windows-1251, etc.) and two Latin encodings (both with a Euro sign)
Cyrprint converts postscript files generated by netscape (original pages must be in koi8 encoding). It can be used as a pass-through filter. It adds cyrillic fonts to the beginning of the file and substitutes font names in the original PS document.
a font family based on the Bitstream Vera Fonts. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters while maintaining the original look and feel. The family is available as both TrueType fonts and Opie/Qtopia fonts
a comprehensive collection of Unicode BDF fonts. It consists of 12, 14, 16 and 24 pixels fonts
fnteditfs is a small, simple font editor, designed for editing FreeBSD's syscons and linux fonts (but may also work for other OSes). It's written in C, using the ncurses library for its display library.
fntsample is a program for making font samples that show Unicode coverage of the font. The samples are similar in appearance to Unicode charts. Samples can be saved as PDF or PostScript files.
Font Industry converts a scanned in grid sheet containing a lot of glyphs into a bitmap font. The glyphs will be automatically indexed with unicode.
Font Manager is a font manager for the GNOME desktop environment. Read more
can convert any font GhostScript is capable of rendering into an SVG-font. This includes all PostScript fonts, GhostScript's own format and almost all TrueType fonts. You may want to hand-edit the generated font to add font-style information
a WYSIWYG console font editor for Linux. plus some console font utilities, and converters. NCurses based, and using the /dev/vcs0 device for some raw character output. It is full featured
FontForge (formerly PfaEdit) allows you to edit outline and bitmap fonts. You can create new ones or modify old ones. It is also a font format converter and can convert among PostScript (ASCII & binary Type 1, some Type 3s, some Type 0s), TrueType, and OpenType (Type2), CID-keyed, SVG, CFF and multiple-master fonts. Read more
a set of extensions for Nautilus to help manage fonts on your system
Fontlinge searches for font files, sorts them into folders by name and look and with human readable names, stores gathered font information in a database, generates previews and posters, finds and removes duplicates.
a utility for packing and rendering fonts to texture for use in OpenGL. Also includes a library to load and use the fonts in your game/app
FONTpage is a Python font viewing/image-generating utility. It displays system fonts and allows you to change the font size and color, background color, font face, bold, and italics.
fonts-tweak-tool is a tool for customizing fonts per language on desktops using fontconfig.
includes the programs bpltobzr, bzrto, charspace, fontconvert, gsrenderfont, imageto, imgrotate, limn, and xbfe. These create fonts for use with Ghostscript or TeX (starting with a scanned type image and converting the bitmaps to outlines), convert between font formats, etc.
FontyPython is a GUI tool to manage ttf fonts on GNU/Linux system. It is written in Python and WxWidgets.You can collect any fonts together (even ones not in your system font folders) into 'pogs' and then install and remove the pogs as you need them. In this way you can control what fonts are in your user font folder - thus avoiding long lists of fonts in the font chooser dialogues of your application. Read more
fonty-rg is a set of fonts for the Linux console.
Free Bangla Fonts
a volunteer run project dedicated for creating Free, high quality, completely Unicode compliant Open Type Bangla fonts
the free TrueType Font Engine
gbdfed lets you interactively create new bitmap font files or modify existing ones. It allows editing multiple fonts and multiple glyphs, it allows cut and paste operations between fonts and glyphs and editing font properties. The editor works natively with BDF fonts.
Gdkxft transparently adds anti-aliased font support to gtk+-1.2.
Gentium is a typeface family designed to enable the diverse ethnic groups around the world who use the Latin script to produce readable, high-quality publications. It supports a wide range of Latin-based alphabets and includes glyphs that correspond to all the Latin ranges of Unicode.
a graphical font editor based on the GIMP Toolkit. It is easy to use and will eventually support many font types. Currently it supports only BDF font files, that can be converted to many other formats easily
a small font viewer for PostScript and TrueType fonts. It allows you to display any character or string in a particular font as well as all glyphs present in it
Gglyph is a GUI tool for managing a collection of fonts. Gglyph can preview and display information about Type 1 fonts without them being registered with X. It provides a graphical interface for installing fonts under X, with drag-and-drop functionality.
Glyphtracer takes a picture of several letters. It detects individual letters and allows the user to tag them to Unicode code points.
Gnome Font Sampler
Gnome Font Sampler is a tool that allows you to quickly view sample text rendered in all of your installed fonts, making it easy to choose the right one for the job.
GnuMICR is a Postscript Type 1 Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) font. It can be used for the numbers and symbols at the bottom of bank drafts, to encode routing and account number information.
a unicode/iso10646 character map and font viewer. It uses gtk+ 2.0 (or later). As a result, it supports anti-aliased, scalable truetype fonts in X, using Xft. It also works in windows
these are character-cell fonts for use with the X Window System, created by Jim Knoble
KFontinst is a GUI Font Installer that will let you use TrueType & Type1 fonts seamlessly within X/KDE/Qt, GhostScript, StarOffice, and AbiWord.
Liquid Font Family
The Liquid Font Family is a collection of small bitmap fonts focusing on readability and Unicode support.
mftrace is a small Python program that lets you trace a PK font into a PFA or PFB font (PostScript Type1). This package is inspired by textrace.
Not Another Font Editor:a tool to convert Linux console font files into ASCII text files that are human-readable/editable
otf2bdf is a command line utility that uses the FreeType 2 font rendering library to generate BDF bitmap fonts from OpenType outline fonts at different sizes and resolutions.
a new display TrueType font
The PSF Tools are a set of utilities for manipulation of console fonts in PSF (PC Screen Font) format. It can be used to convert to and from other font formats. Fonts supported include: FAW, Windows Ffont (FNT, FON), Spectrum +3, MDA, Hercules WriteOn, Plain text etc.
TeXtrace is a collection of scripts for UNIX that convert any TeX font into a Type1 .pfb outline font immediately suitable for use with dvips, pdftex, acroread (and any many other programs).
The Small Fonts Package
5x9 and 5x10 are two X11 fonts intended for use with xterm or other programs requiring readable small fonts.
converts TTF fonts (.ttf) into PostScript Type 1 fonts and metrics (.pfa, .pfb, .afm)
TTFSampler takes a list of TrueType fonts on the commandline and generates a sample sheet in PDF format. The sample sheet contains several lines of text with each line demonstrating the appearance of a different font.
creates valid and complete fonts.dir files from TrueType fonts. It is very useful when you plan to use a TrueType enabled font server that is based on the X11R6 sample implementation
TTX and FontTools
TTX is a tool to convert OpenType and TrueType fonts to and from XML. FontTools is a Python library for manipulating fonts. It supports TrueType, OpenType, AFM, (to an extent) Type 1, and some Mac-specific formats.
TYM (Typo Manager) is software for managing fonts in formats like .OTF (OpenType), .TTF (TrueType), and .PFA/.PFB (Typo1). It allows you to add or "link" fonts, activate or deactivate them, and delete them. It also handles the "group font" function and stores several fonts inside one file.
TypeCatcher allows you to search, browse, and download Google webfonts for off-line use. You can preview fonts with adjustable size and text.
contains versions of all the "-misc-fixed-*" and Adobe X Window System bitmap fonts which have been extended to the largest possible Unicode subset that is sensible for these font sizes
Webcore Fonts for Linux
Webcore Fonts for Linux is a very easy to use, plug-and-play set of RPM packages with standard Microsoft fonts like Verdana, Tahoma, and others. These packages are free only for users that have a Microsoft Windows license.
wxFontView is a simple font viewing utility. It uses wxPython to display system fonts and allows the user to change the font size, color, background color, font face, and the displayed text.
X Font Selector
a simple hack program that lets You select the X font
x-fontperf is a small utility to measure font rendering/loading time in an x11 environment. Originally intended to see if there is any notable performance difference between a separate font server and local font rendering.
xcyr-fonts is an extension of KOI8-R for old Russian orthography, Belorussian, Macedonian, Serbian and Ukrainian.
a set of patches to make X11 support truetype fonts
a set of function that allow X11 programs to draw UTF-8 strings using mutiple fonts. Non spacing character are supported