No thumbnail preview of fonts in Nautilus!!

Santanu Chatterjee thisissantanu at
Fri Jan 9 06:28:50 UTC 2009

Hi Everybody,

In Ubuntu 8.10, there is no thumbnail preview of fonts in Nautilus any more.
Even clicking on a ttf (or any other font for that matter) tells me that no
application is available for handling this type of file!!

I found fontypython to view font file, but it has its own problems (like
frequent crashes, no way to right click on a file and copy it to ~/.fonts,

I did find in an online discussion somewhere that gnome-font-view is
deprecated upstream. But if that is the case, then I assume it has
been deprecated bacause some better alternative is available. But
I could not find it yet.

Could you suggest a better way to tackle this problem? Some way to
bring back font previews in nautilus would be really useful.

Santanu Chatterjee

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