[Bug 66833] Re: Gnome offers no way to manage fonts

mhanski ma_han2000 at yahoo.de
Thu Oct 19 20:07:23 UTC 2006

"Priority: Medium. The project developers will definitely get to this
feature, but perhaps not in the next major release or two."

Considering the sheer amount of fonts delivered with Ubuntu, a font
management GUI is a plain necessity, thus the priority should be not
"medium", but "urgent".

This issue is one of the the major obstactles to consider Ubuntu a
recommendable platform for Scribus/DTP. Quting a Scribus team member
with whom I chatted about it yesterday:

<mrdocs> well on a default install with Ubuntu there is no GUI

<mrdocs> none

<mrdocs> so no way to install fonts as an end user

<mrdocs> defoma the debian font manager was a good idea in Xfree 4.0
days but with fontconfig IMO obsolete

<mrdocs> i want to visually manage my fonts like Adobe Type Manager

<mrdocs> I have 2000+ typefaces :-)

See this list http://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=4423 to see other
issues that make Scribus users' life on Ubuntu not very easy

Gnome offers no way to manage fonts

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