Package Details: fontviewer 0.5.3-2

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Package Base: fontviewer
Description: Font Viewer written in Tcl/Tk
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Licenses: custom:BSD
Submitter: None
Maintainer: bidulock
Last Packager: bidulock
Votes: 31
Popularity: 0.003672
First Submitted: 2010-08-24 17:39
Last Updated: 2015-07-09 05:59

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memorious-fumes commented on 2018-06-06 18:16

I'm getting some weirdness with this.

  • When launching from shell, I get "Error in startup script." when invoking fontviewer -h.
  • Cannot view fonts when launched from shell. It looks like Tk doesn't load properly.

Here's the error I get when I use fontviewer -h:

Doesn't work on termite or sterminal.

grepfor commented on 2014-10-25 18:35

The following observations/questions could easily be due to user braindamage on my part, but thought I'd ask here about it:

I've noticed that fontviewer does not list some variants of some fonts. For example on my setup (Syyuv'ed within the past 24 hours), it lists Nimbus Mono, Nimbus Roman, Nimbus Sans and Nimbus Sans Narrow. But it does not list Nimbus Sans Mono. The "Sans Mono" variant definitely exists on my system: It shows up in xlsfonts, and also, using 'conky' as a testbed, specifying "Nimbus Sans" and "Nimbus Sans Mono" gives easily distinguishable results in the rendered text. So I'm pretty sure "Nimbus Sans Mono" is a real installed font on my system.

Can anyone duplicate this? Is there an obvious reason for it?

Can provide add'l info if requested (i.e. output of xlsfonts, etc.)


Lucky commented on 2013-04-21 09:33

Author has no time to fix this issue yet, so i patched it.

Lucky commented on 2013-03-26 14:12

Thank you for filling this bug, i talked to the autor which will provide a proper fix for this, so that i don't need to patch something. Will be update tomorrow.

bidulock commented on 2013-03-26 00:52

script invokes wish8.5 which no longer exists. (wish8.6) probably a good idea to patch it to just wish

Lucky commented on 2012-04-16 19:12

Thanks Stefan, change license to custom:BSD, i also talk to the developer to provide a licensefile.

haawda commented on 2012-04-09 21:06

To fulfil the Arch Linux Packaging Guidelines regarding license issues a seperate license file is needed, because BSD is not a common license. So please use "license=('custom:BSD')" and replace the build function with the following package function, which cuts the license text from the script.

package() {
install -D -m755 $pkgname$pkgver.tcl $pkgdir/usr/bin/$pkgname
install -d $pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname
head -28 $pkgname$pkgver.tcl | tail -27 > $pkgdir/usr/share/licenses/$pkgname/License