At Linotype.com, you can test if a selected font meets your requirements for design and options with the Fontsampler. The Fontsampler allows you to access detailed information for each style, as well as try out and test them.
To use the Fontsampler: The “Character Map” tab gives you an overview of all characters available in a font. “Technical Details” provides information on the file format, as well as the font name displayed in different systems.
The first tab “Sample Text” is the most exciting part of Fontsampler, since it offers two types of presentation: waterfall and continuous text.
The waterfall mode includes a single line of text that is displayed in different sizes, one underneath the other. This provides you with an overview of the uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers and allows you to clearly and quickly evaluate the font and its shapes. In addition, you can select a sample text or enter your own text to be displayed.
In the continuous text mode, you can choose from various sample texts or enter your own text. This text is then displayed on multiple lines in the font size selected in the pop-up menu.
Also, you have the possibility to set a text and background color in both modes using the swatches on the left. All of these settings and specifications are conveniently stored for you, so you can change the font or style easily.
You’ll find the Fontsampler on the detail page, directly below the specifications of language/format, font family and licenses.