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if you run a website to sell your fonts, you have probably considered providing one of those try-before-you-buy font testing widgets to your potential customers.
We have recently built a piece of software for this purpose: TypeShow.
Type something, pick a font and a style, and TypeShow will render it. That’s it.
TypeShow’s front end is a jQuery plugin that easily integrates with most existing websites.
We have focused on simplicity and worked hard on interface details to give your website visitors the best possible user experience.
You can upload your fonts and completely customize the appearance through a dedicated admin interface.
TypeShow runs on almost any web server, since it only requires PHP 5.2+, GD & Freetype—unfortunately this means that there is no support for OpenType features, and there’s not much we can do about it at this time.
We have released TypeShow as free software under the terms of the GPL, which means that may download, install, use, and modify the code to your liking at no charge.
Learn more about TypeShow here: http://typeshow.net
I’m looking forward to your comments and feedback.