Broaden your selection: Category/Text-creation
- The 'BigText' command prints big text using X11 fonts. It is similar to many other banner(1) commands, except that it can draw with all of the X11 fonts.
- BirdFont is a font editor which can generate fonts in SVG, EOT and TTF format.
- fntsample is a program for making font samples that show Unicode coverage of the font. The samples are similar in appearance to Unicode charts. Samples can be saved as PDF or PostScript files.
- FontForge is an outline font editor that lets you create your own fonts or edit existing ones. Multiple formats including PostScript, TrueType, OpenType, SVG and bitmap (BDF) are supported. It also lets you convert one format to another. This package was formerly known as pfaedit.
- FontTools/TTX is a library to manipulate font files from Python. It supports reading and writing of TrueType/OpenType fonts, reading and writing of AFM files, reading (and partially writing) of PS Type 1 fonts. The package also contains a tool called "TTX" which converts TrueType/OpenType fonts to and from an XML-based format.
- fontconfig is a library for customizing and configuring fonts in a system, providing configuration, enumeration and substitution of fonts to other programs.
Applications can use fontconfig in two ways:
- by querying it for the available fonts on the system, or
- by querying it for a font matching certain parameters (comprising a pattern) as closely as possible.
- discover new fonts when installed automatically, removing a common source of configuration problems.
- perform font name substitution, so that appropriate alternative fonts can be selected if fonts are missing.
- identify the set of fonts required to completely cover a set of languages.
- have GUI configuration tools built as it uses an XML-based configuration file (though with autodiscovery, we believe this need is minimized).
- efficiently and quickly find the fonts you need among the set of fonts you have installed, even if you have installed thousands of fonts, while minimizing memory usage.
- be used in concert with the X Render Extension and FreeType to implement high quality, anti-aliased and subpixel rendered text on a display.
fontconfig does not:
- render the fonts themselves (this is left to FreeType or other rendering mechanisms)
- depend on the X Window System in any fashion, so that printer only applications do not have such dependencies
- Fontlinge searches for font files, sorts them into folders by name and look and with human readable names, stores gathered font information in a database, can generate previews and posters, can find and remove duplicates, and can reunite PostScript font families. It also has a web interface for browsing through your fonts. It shows detail previews and font infos, provides font download as a tarball, and can sort fonts. This package is no longer maintained.
- The GNU Font Utilities (a.k.a. Fontutils) create fonts for use with Ghostscript or TeX. They also contain general conversion programs and other utilities. Some of the programs in Fontutils include bpltobzr, bzrto, charspace, fontconvert, gsrenderfont, imageto, imgrotate… The main purpose of these programs is to form a tool chain to generate Metafont or PostScript fonts from scanned images.
- The FreeType project is a team of volunteers who develop free,
portable and high-quality software solutions for digital
typography. They specifically target embedded systems and focus
on bringing small, efficient and ubiquitous products.
The FreeType 2 library is their new software font engine. It has
been designed to provide the following important features: * A
universal and simple API to manage font files * Support for
several font formats through loadable modules * High-quality
anti-aliasing * High portability & performance
Supported font formats include: * TrueType files (.ttf) and
collections (.ttc) * Type 1 font files both in ASCII (.pfa) or
binary (.pfb) format * Type 1 Multiple Master fonts. The
FreeType 2 API also provides routines to manage design
instances easily * Type 1 CID-keyed fonts * OpenType/CFF (.otf)
fonts * CFF/Type 2 fonts * Adobe CEF fonts (.cef), used to
embed fonts in SVG documents with the Adobe SVG viewer plugin.
- Windows FNT/FON bitmap fonts
- 'GLTT' is a library that allows you to read and draw TrueType fonts in any OpenGL application. It supports bitmapped and anti-aliased font drawing as well as vectorized and polygonized drawing.
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