Fontmatrix

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Fontmatrix
Fontmatrix logo.png
Screenshot Fontmatrix.png
Developer(s) Pierre Marchand
Initial release 2007; 10 years ago (2007)
Written in C++
Operating system Linux, OS X, Windows
Platform x86
Available in English
Type Font management software
License GNU GPL
Website fontmatrix.be

Fontmatrix is a font manager for Linux desktop environments. It can manage fonts installed system-wide or for individual user accounts. It relies on FreeType to render font samples, and on Qt for its user interface. Bruce Byfield hailed the creation of Fontmatrix with an article concluding with: "Finally, the long wait for a GNU/Linux font manager is ending."

Fontmatrix lets users label a font with multiple tags (similar to Gmail labels), which may be activated or deactivated as sets. It also allows the user to toggle features of OpenType fonts for testing purposes. As of November 2008, the PANOSE classification present in fonts may also be used to select them by similarity. Fontmatrix is included in the Linux distributions Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora.

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