Font preview app that doesn't suck?

Michael R. Head burner at
Thu May 29 23:13:10 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 17:25 -0500, Chris Mohler wrote:
> Hi list,
> Here's the scenario - I'm hunting a font.  I've found a web page that
> may or may not have my quarry.  What I'd like to do is click each link
> and preview the font.  Kfontview and gnome-font-viewer seem likely
> candidates, and for light use they aren't that bad.  BUT I need to
> preview this word: มวยไทย!  Neither kfontview not gnome-font-viewer
> allow one to change the sample text!  UGH.
> Is there another viewer out there that is configurable?

gnome-specimen is in the universe and may be of help.

> Thanks,
> Chris
Michael R. Head <burner at>
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