Type Zebra App for Google Chrome and Chromium

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Apr 24, 2013 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Thanks to Google Web Fonts, you now have access to hundreds of high-quality open source fonts, and using a simple Bash shell script, you can easily install all of them on your Linux machine. But how can you find the font you like among the hundreds of typefaces installed on your system? The Type Zebra app provides an elegant solution to the conundrum.

When you evoke Type Zebra in the browser, the app automatically scans fonts installed on your machine and lists them in the left sidebar. Type then the text you want in the main area and select the desired font from the list to apply it to the text. Instead of custom text, you can select the Sample Layout option which displays a page filled with formatted text.

Type Zebra may well be a one-trick pony app, but when you often work with fonts, it can be a real time-saver.

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