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Is there a website or program that displays fonts with custom sample text?

Posted on 2011-03-02
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Pretty much as the title says. I'm looking for something that will display some text that I provide in a variety of fonts - at least the common fonts will do to start with. Ideally providing an option to have part of the text displayed with italics, and some not. Or at least the option to display all the text in either italics or regular.

I've searched the web and the only website I've found that does this only does so for alternative fonts that it is selling for far more money than I'm willing to pay.

Anyone know of other options?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You can go to Myfonts http://new.myfonts.com/ and look at ones similar to what you want.
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That is a helpful website, but it only shows the fonts they are selling. Is there anything that would do the same for the fonts installed on your system?
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There are font viewing programs available.  I haven't found one I really like.  Some of the graphic program like Corel preview the fonts when you have something highlighted and try to select another font.  And Open Office and LibreOffice display the font names in that font in the font drop down list.

Since you asked, I Googled and found http://fontviewer.net/ and downloaded it.  It looks pretty useful.  It will let you enter some text to display.
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Beautiful. Wish I'd found that sooner.
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Me too.  Glad you asked the question.
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by:olliefelde
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They type of program you're seeking is a font management app. The most useful professional programs are FontAgent and Suitcase.

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