Interactive Previewing and Comparing
For end-user documentation see fontgoggles.org.
The lastest release can be downloaded here.
FontGoggles was funded by Google Fonts.
FontGoggles is a font viewer desktop app for macOS that supports these file formats:
It uses HarfBuzz for line layout, so it supports complex scripts. The source formats are partially compiled on the fly, so their line layout and variation behaviour can be realistically previewed.
When a font file changes on disk, FontGoggles will automatically reload it and show the updated version.
If you want to build and run the app from the source, follow these instructions.
Make sure you have Python 3.7 installed, preferably from python.org, but homebrew may work, too. (3.8 may work, but I didn't check whether all our dependencies are available.)
Clone this repository.
cdinto the repository folder.
Setup a virtual environment:
$ python3.7 -m venv venv --prompt=fontgoggles
Activate the environment:
$ source venv/bin/activate
$ pip install --upgrade pip
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
Install dev dependencies:
$ pip install -r requirements-dev.txt
Install our lib:
$ pip install .
Or, if you prefer an editable install of our lib:
$ pip install -e . $ ./Turbo/build_lib.sh
(The latter step builds a required C library, that otherwise wouldn't get built in editable mode.)
Run some tests:
Build the application:
$ python App/setup.py py2app
You'll find the built application in
Now you can drop some fonts onto the app, or a folder containing fonts.