A simple font management application for GTK Desktop Environments
Font Manager is intended to provide a way for average users to easily manage desktop fonts, without having to resort to command line tools or editing configuration files by hand. While designed primarily with the Gnome Desktop Environment in mind, it should work well with other GTK desktop environments.
Font Manager is NOT a professional-grade font management solution.
- Preview and compare font files
- Activate or deactivate installed font families
- Automatic categorization based on font properties
- Integrated character map
- User font collections
- User font installation and removal
- User font directory settings
- User font substitution settings
- Desktop font settings (GNOME Desktop or compatible environments)
Arch User Repository
Arch Linux users can find
font-manager in the AUR
Fedora packages built from latest revision:
dnf copr enable jerrycasiano/FontManager dnf install font-manager
Please note that packages in COPR can conflict with official packages. Make sure to purge any previous installation before switching between COPR and official sources.
Ubuntu Personal Package Archive
Ubuntu packages built from latest revision:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:font-manager/staging sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install font-manager
Please note that packages in the PPA can conflict with official packages. Make sure to purge any previous installation before switching between PPA and official sources.
File Manager extensions
Fedora and Ubuntu users can also find extensions for Nautilus and Nemo in the repositories.
The extension allows you to preview font files by simply selecting them in the file manager while font-viewer is open.
Building from source
You'll need to ensure the following dependencies are installed:
meson >= 0.50
glib >= 2.62
vala >= 0.42
freetype2 >= 2.5
gtk+-3.0 >= 3.22
json-glib-1.0 >= 0.15
libxml-2.0 >= 2.9
sqlite3 >= 3.8
If you wish to also build the file manager extensions:
To build the application:
meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release build cd build ninja
To run the application without installing:
To install the application:
sudo ninja install
sudo ninja uninstall
For a list of available build options:
To change an option after the build directory has been configured:
meson configure -Dsome_option=true
This project is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 3.0 - see COPYING for details.