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Fonty Python


There have been changes to the libraries Fonty relies on (PIL and wxPython). These caused errors in Fonty. I have patched this as well as I can.


1. You must have a ~/.fonts directory in your home. If it's not there, make it.
2. On Unity (Ubuntu's window manager), Fonty does not always run when you click the icon in the side bar thing. You can run it from the launcher when you search for "fonty". HAND.

Deps/Libs needed

(in apt-get speak)
libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxgtk3.0-0v5 python-wxgtk3.0 python-wxversion


Manage, view and find your fonts on Gnu/Linux. Works with TTF, OTF, TTC and Type1 fonts.

Many designers have collections of font files in big directory structures or on other media. Fonty Python will let you gather your fonts and structure them into collections -- or what I call "Pogs" -- a place to keep tyPOGraphy. Well, why not?

Your fonts never move from where they are (so don't worry). All that happens is that you select fonts visually and place their names into a Pog, then you install or uninstall Pogs as you need them. No copies of your fonts are made, only links to the original files are used to install the fonts.

For example, you might have a Pog called "logos" into which you place all the ttfs you have of company logos. After that, when you need to work with those logos, you simply install the 'logos' Pog and start your design app!

FP is also great for just looking at fonts wherever they are on your computer, without having to install them system-wide.

It is written as a mixed command-line/gui application at the moment, allowing very quick use. You can install/remove pogs without having to start the entire gui, which is neat.

Thanks to:

  • The FSF and Savannah for hosting this project.
  • wxPython and the folks on the wxpython mailing list.
  • The many people who have helped me left and right. To Baptiste for doing so much and the French translating. What mistakes there are, are all my own! (and there are a few ;) )

Getting Fonty

To get Fonty, use subversion:

  • svn co svn:// (for latest dev)
  • svn co svn:// (for the 0.4.6 version - latest stable as of July 2016 )

There is an FTP system for too. Go to the "Download Area" link (scroll this page down) and fetch a tarball.

If you are having trouble, please let me know. I'm not really coding anymore, but I might be able to make small fixes.

Donn Ingle
South Africa

Registration Date: Wed 30 Aug 2006 06:22:00 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 6 - Mature


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New Version Out — 0.4.6
     posted by donningle, Sat 25 Jun 2016 06:29:19 PM UTC - 0 replies

Fonty 0.4.6

It works on my 64bit Ubuntu 16.04 system.

Libs needed

libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxgtk3.0-0v5 python-wxgtk3.0 python-wxversion


Fonty banner
     posted by donningle, Wed 05 May 2010 02:31:41 PM UTC - 0 replies

Manu Järvinen has designed a very sleek banner for us. Go look at:

Thanks for the banner Manu.


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