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I'm looking for a software that would allow me to test a big amount of fonts by producing one page (or at least, one paragraph) of text for each font in a folder.

I'm not looking for a simple sample phrase nor a full fontset, but for a whole paragraph at least, in order to look at kerning and greyness and be able to compare each font. I have tried Font View, but it cant produce a whole paragraph. By the way, fonts are Type 1 and OTF;

Edit: …and I run a Windows 8.1 64 bits.

  • If you're looking for software you may want to ask in softwarerecs.stackexchange.com – AndrewH Feb 27 '15 at 22:53
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    Almost any font manager has the ability to print specimens. The manager I use, FontAgentPro, allows you to print a lorem ipsum paragraph of any font or multiple fonts. – Scott Feb 27 '15 at 22:58
  • Ok, thanks Scott, but it seems this software runs only under Mac OS and I forgot to mention I'm looking for a Windows software. – KO the typo Feb 27 '15 at 23:23
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    As I posted almost any font manager will do this. What app you need for your OS is up to you. – Scott Feb 27 '15 at 23:32
  • I took a look at graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/4589/… but NexusFont seems not to be able to do so, like AMP Fontview, the specimen text is size limited. – KO the typo Feb 28 '15 at 8:52
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Have a look at https://github.com/impallari/font-testing-page
Demo: http://www.impallari.com/testing/

The Font Testing Page is a tool primarily intended for type designers and independent foundries to 'Drag and Drop' their work in progress into a browser. It can also be used by art directors, graphic designers, teachers and students interested in seeing how a typeface works on the web.

There is a short video demonstrating this tool, http://vimeo.com/40296571

Operation is simple:

Drag the font you want to try to the upper area of the Testing Page.
Add more fonts and you'll see their file names and file sizes as buttons

  • Thanks, seems great, but as I bought an old Bitstream font CD, I have nothing less than 3000 styles to test: so I'm looking for an automated task. Here, I have to choose the font, look at the text page, etc. But I keep it for the later test phase. – KO the typo Feb 28 '15 at 8:47
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I finally tried Bitstream Font Navigator, which is discontinued but could be found bundled with Corel Draw trial, and seems to be usable with no trial limit.

It does exactly what I asked for.

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