Author Topic: Font management applications?  (Read 585 times)

ginkgo100

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Font management applications?
« on: August 01, 2016, 01:24:39 am »
Who else uses a font management application? I've been using NexusFont (wwwl.xiles.net), which is freeware. It's... nice, but I'd like something more powerful. I've noticed Google Fonts now recommends Skyfonts. Has anyone tried it? Is there another font manager you love? What type of license does it have? Like everyone else here, I'm a fan of open-source, obviously...

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Re: Font management applications?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2016, 02:42:12 pm »
I'd be very interested in reading people's replies to this too.

I recently moved back to Windows after a long time on OSX and have installed NexusFont which seems to work nicely so far but, as with ginkgo100, something a bit more powerful would be better. For me, some kind of "smart categories" feature that could automatically group fonts with similar characteristics together - e.g. serif vs. sans serif vs. decorative - would be very useful.

I didn't know about SkyFonts so it would be nice to know how it works with things like Scribus, Inkscape and GIMP. (Trial and subscription fonts are apparently "kept hidden and protected elsewhere on your hard drive" so how do you access them?)

 

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