KFontview – view and install fonts

KFontview is an application to view and install fonts.

You can use it as standalone program to preview and install a font downloaded from the internet. In the preview you can check that the font has all characters you need.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Install different types of fonts:
    • TrueType (.ttf)
    • OpenType (otf, .ttf)
    • PostScript® type 1 (file extension on Windows® & OS/2 .pfb/.pfm; on Linux .pfa/.afm)
    • BDF (Bitmap Distribution Format, file extension .bdf)
    • PCF (Portable Compiled Format, file extension .pcf)
  • Can be launched from the System Settings module Font Management to use the extended preview capabilities of KFontview.
  • Standard Preview displays your font in several different sizes using a pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once).
  • Unicode Block and Unicode Script preview mode additional tooltip info’s are displayed hovering a character with the mouse pointer: The character’s Unicode Category and the value in UCS-4, UTF-16, UTF-8 and as XML Decimal Entity.

Website: docs.kde.org
Developer: KDE
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

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KFontview is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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