fontconfig Alternatives

    fontconfig is described as 'Fontconfig is a library for configuring and customizing font access' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to fontconfig for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Google Chrome and Xfce. The best alternative is Font Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like fontconfig are MacType (Free, Open Source), Font Finder (Free), gdipp (Free, Open Source) and ClearType Tuner PowerToy (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 25, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      Font Manager is intended to provide a way for average users to easily manage desktop fonts, without having to resort to command line tools or editing configuration files by hand.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      MacType render windows font smoothly and much more convenient to read.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      FontFinder is created for designers, developers and typographers. It allows a user to analyze the font information of any element on a page, copy any piece(s) of that information to the clipboard, and perform inline replacements to test new layouts.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      The gdipp project is a replacement of the Windows text render, which brings to you the effect of text like Mac OS and Linux distributions. It is easy to use with ignorable overhead, and it is fully customizable.
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    1. Windows XP and Vista users can use the online ClearType Tuner, or the ClearType PowerToy to activate and tune their ClearType settings via the Windows Control Panel.
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