Last Updated on July 14, 2023
Fontmatrix is a manager built with the kind of features and abilities graphic designers, layout professionals along with others have felt necessary, but modernized with some new touches. The software is targeted at adventurous graphic designers and typesetters who need to manage lots of fonts for their work.
Fontmatrix has a concept of ‘tagging’. This makes it really easy to group fonts and even sub-group them logically for use in a book for instance. The software also has extensive graphical user interface support for showing all glyphs in a font, previews of sample text, variable sizing and also tells what kinds of advanced Open Type features are inside each font. And not least, it creates a nice PDF catalogue of user’s fonts for printing or reference. Fontmatrix is a font manager for professionals, but is intuitive and user friendly.
The software relies on FreeType to render font samples, and on Qt for its graphical user interface.
- Attractive user interface which shows all the glyphs in a font, previews sample text, compare fonts, and font information.
- Activating and deactivating your fonts.
- Tagging fonts with sets.
- Finding suitable fonts by constructing simple or complex queries, including using Boolean operators.
- Refining the fonts selection by comparing glyphs in detail.
- Generating font “books” in PDF format.
- Toggle features of OpenType fonts for testing purposes.
- PANOSE browser – the PANOSE system is a method for classifying typefaces solely on their visual characteristics.
- Playful playground.
- Edit tags.
- Python scripting.
- Configurable shortcuts.
Developer: Pierre Marchand and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0
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