Pfontview, fc-query

Thunor has developed Pfontview, a TTF viewer. It requires the 'fc-query' utility from the 'fontconfig' package.

However, Woof has a template for fontconfig that excludes fc-query. Remedied. Woof commit:

Forum thread for Pfontview:

I tried Pfontview 0.1.1 in Precise Puppy, but get this error:
# pfontview /usr/share/fonts/default/TTF/DejaVuSans-BoldOblique.ttf 

** (gtkdialog:4773): ERROR **: gtkdialog: Error in line 7, near token 'string': syntax error

/usr/bin/pfontview: line 275: 4773 Trace/breakpoint trap $GTKDIALOG --space-expand=true --space-fill=true --file=$TEMP_DIR/winMain

Anyway, in future builds, fc-query will be there, so Pfontview can potentially be a nice addition to Puppy.

Posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:11


Posted on 29 Oct 2012, 17:46 by BarryK
Thunor's 'sfontview' works nicely, but you have to install 'libsdl-ttf2*' DEB package in Precise Puppy.