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The screenshots on this page illustrate some of
Main Window Overview
Each font window has two main parts:
You can have several font windows open simultaneously, which is useful for comparing and choosing fonts as well as for managing them if you use drag and drop. Screen layout and font browsing settings are saved on exit and restored when you next run the program.
Some of the other features illustrated by this screen include:
Many of these are shown in the adjacent screen shot, which focuses on the font list context menu (probably the easiest
way of managing fonts if you're running
Single Font Sample, Saved Text Samples
This screen shows the installed font list with the single font sample view.
You can browse any of the font lists using the mouse or arrow keys, or type a font name to jump directly to the closest match.
The sample text box shows an example of the selected font in sizes from 4 to 128 points. You can enter the sample
text directly, or use the drop-down list of your standard text samples. These can be set up on the spot (as shown), or on
the program's Options screen.
Multiple Font Sample, Custom Colours
This screen shows the multiple sample view, which provides another useful way of browsing and comparing fonts. It displays sample text in many fonts at once, showing either:
You can type whatever sample text you like into the box at the top of the page, which doubles as a drop-down list of your standard text samples: the font examples below are updated immediately. You can also change the font size from 4 to 128 points.
The screen has the text labels on the tool bar hidden, the font window maximised, and one of the toolbars moved, to give more room for viewing fonts. You can hide the menu bar or tool bars completely, or drag them to more convenient locations (docked to other edges of the main window, or left floating).
This screen also demonstrates the use of custom colours for the font sample text, background and extra information.
You can apply a filter so that only fonts of certain types are shown, using any combination of the following:
Filters are set using the main menu or the optional filter bar (shown in the adjacent screenshot). When a filter is in effect, the number of matching fonts is displayed as well as the total number of fonts.
This screen also gives you a clearer example of the character set view. You can change the number of columns according
to your needs, and display or hide ASCII values and plain text characters (they are useful when working with dingbat and
You can zoom in on individual characters from the character set view. The settings for showing ASCII values and plain text characters are
are carried through to the zoomed display as well (both enabled in this example).
Detailed Font Information
Information contained within the font file is displayed on the Font Info page under the following headings:
Hyperlinks (e.g. to the font vendor's web site) are created if appropriate information is included in the font file. Examples of
this appear in the middle of the adjacent screenshot.
You can display and edit notes for fonts, for instance the readme or license information files distributed with fonts, or your own notes such as what a font would be good for, where you've used it, etc.
This screenshot also shows the font collections list, which is one of the ways of grouping fonts for more convenient access.
Fonts can be listed in as many collections as you wish, without duplicating or otherwise affecting the font files themselves.