Debian Bug report logs - #696880
RFP: fontik -- A font configuration GUI

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: Adrian Fita <>

Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:27:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: Adrian Fita <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RFP: Fontik -- A font configuration GUI
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:25:22 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : Fontik
  Version         : 0.6.1
  Upstream Author : Suresh P. I couldn't find an email address, but
                    looks like he can be contacted at
* URL             :
* License         : GPLv3
  Programming Lang: Genie/Vala
  Description     : A font configuration GUI

Fontik (pronounced Fontik or optionally ^%`*&#=@@ ) is basically
intended to tweak and configure some properties of fonts. These settings
are usually set system-wide while installing the fonts. The power of
fontconfig is thus limited when it comes to the user. The user can
definitely override or enhance these settings, but for that, he has to
manually edit the ~/.fonts.conf each and every time. I haven't come
across any GUI tool that performs these tasks with ease. This is an
attempt on it.

At present, this tool can only perform limited tasks compared to the
actual power of fontconfig. This can be used with font collection
managers like Fontmatrix and the most recent one, Font Manager
( The latter has inspired this work as

Currently Fontik can be used to:

* Set hinting method for for individual fonts.
* Add alias (an alternate name for the font which can be picked up by
  applications) for a font.
* Tweak matrix size of font if needed. (Playing around with this is not
  recommended, usually)
* Blacklist fonts if the user doesn't like them or they take precedence
  over other fonts of similar family.

Changed Bug title to 'RFP: fontik -- A font configuration GUI' from 'RFP: Fontik -- A font configuration GUI' Request was from Raphael Geissert <> to (Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:51:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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