Font Finder: Find and install Google Fonts web fonts


La customizing your system It goes from a simple theme, icon pack, some theme for your desktop environment among others, also this part of the customization is carried with the change of the typeface system, so we have many options for it.

In addition, the use of fonts is not limited to use in the system, also las you can use in your documents rich text, presentations, editing images, include them in websites, among others.

That is why this time let's talk about an excellent application to support us with the search for sources.

Font Finder a GTK3 application free and open source which used to search and install easily google fonts in our system from the Google fonts file. Font Finder is written in the Rust programming language.

Unlike Typecatcher, which uses Python, Font Finder you can filter the sources by their categories, it has zero Python runtime dependencies and has much better performance and resource consumption.

How to install Font Finder on Linux?

Si do you want to install this application on your system, we can carry out the process in two ways.

The first way to install Font Finder on your system is with the help of Rust, if you have this language installed on your team, only you must execute the following command:

cargo install fontfinder

El another installation method is using Flatpak, so you must have the support of this in your system.

To install Font Finder you just have to open a terminal and execute the following command:

flatpak install flathub io.github.mmstick.FontFinder

You just have to wait a bit for the installation to complete. Once this is done, you can proceed to open the application by searching for it in your application menu.

How to use Font Finder?

We proceed to open the application, if you cannot find it in your application menu the you can open with the following command:

flatpak run io.github.mmstick.FontFinder

Open the application they will meet this interface which is simple and intuitive. In this they will see all Google web fonts listed on the left panel, which they will be able to select and will be able to visualize thanks to the preview of the corresponding source in the right side panel.


As well the application has a box where you can type any word in the preview box to see how the words will appear in the selected font.

To search for a font if you know its name there's a frame search in the upper left which allows you to search quickly a font of your choice.

By default, Font Finder displays all types of fonts. However, you can display the fonts by category in the category drop-down box above the search box.

Now to perform installing a font on the system with Font Finder, simply select the source of your interest and click the install button found at the top of the application.

To verify that the font was installed correctly you can try any word processing application and look for the font in the list of loaded fonts.

On the contrary, if we want to uninstall a font, we can do it in the same way, simply select the font you want to remove in the font finder panel and click the uninstall button.

How to change the color of the Font Finder interface?

Font Finder has two skins, the one that comes by default is the light color, but we can change this en the settings button the one with a gear figure that is located in the upper left corner and here they will be able to make the change for a dark interface.

How to uninstall Font Finder?

To uninstall the application from your system, open a terminal and execute the following command:

flatpak uninstall io.github.mmstick.FontFinder

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