KFontview is an application to view and install different types of fonts:
Postscript type 1 (file extension on Windows® & OS/2
.pfm; on UNIX®/Linux®
BDF (Bitmap Distribution Format, file extension
PCF (Portable Compiled Format, file extension
You can use it as standalone program to preview and install a font downloaded from the Internet. In the preview you can check that the font has all characters you need.
Additionally KFontview can be launched from the System Settings module Font Installer to use the extended preview capabilities of KFontview.
To use KFontview in Konqueror select Services in
the sidebar and go to the folders
Then open the context menu with a mouse button click on a font and start KFontview
by selecting it from the context menu.
KFontview's Standard Preview displays your font in several different sizes, so you can get a good idea of what it will look like. From the drop down box in the toolbar you can choose additional preview types:
Unicode Block: The Unicode standard arranges groups of characters together in blocks
Unicode Script: In Unicode, a script is a collection of letters and other written signs used to represent textual information in one or more writing systems
Change Text: Using this button opens the Preview String dialog where you can insert a user defined text. This feature enables you to check that a font supports the characters you need.
In Unicode Block and Unicode Script preview mode additional tooltip info's are displayed hovering a character with the mouse pointer: The character's Unicode Category and the value in UCS-4, UTF-16, UTF-8 and as XML Decimal Entity.
To install a font you downloaded from the Internet, click the button in the lower-right corner.