TypeSetting/Fontbooks app

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  1. AppleSauseSi

    AppleSauseSi New Member

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    I would LOVE a fontbook app for my ipod touch!

    I work in graphic design and do typesetting all the time, having a nice little font book on my ipod touch would be awesome for my work.

    I have looked all over, but I cant find any programs that are even close to font book (its a mac app, for all you win folks).

    Anything out there I might be missing?
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    dabomb1022 Banned

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    i wish i had it too fontswap isnt even in installer were do i get it? pm me if you know
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  3. AppleSauseSi

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    well i looked into fontswap; but it doesnt seem 100% perfect. Here is how you get it in installer.

    1. manually add http://www.kankon.org/kankon to your sources
    2. then under kankon install kankon sources
    3. then under KanKon Apps install FontSwap

    While it is close to what I am looking for you cannot add additional fonts; if you do you will brick your ipod IIRC... So you are stuck with only about 20 fonts with no weight variations (i.e. italics/light/extended/etc). Also the app does not show the whole alphabet, or allow you to type a sentence and view it in different fonts.

    checkout the program TypeSet. A port of this would be AWESOME!

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    oh, and I'm not really looking to swap fonts around on my ipod, I just want a nice viewer!
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    Methinks, just having a set of images with font examples, like flashcards, would do the job nicely?
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    I thought about doing this, but some fonts may look good when presented, but when put into a sentence they read poorly.

    Also, I have hundreds of fonts, it would be 100000x easier to SSH into my ipod and just copy fonts into a folder, rather than sitting down an making images/PDFs.

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