Access to fonts in any folder

Bug #1800261 reported by Dash Pixelsson
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
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Bug Description

Fonts and typography are very important design tools. Therefore I miss a possibility to access fonts outside the Windows font folder. I'm thinking of a kind of directory access like it's been possible with Gimp for years - and for example Blender doesn't care, as long as you control any font folder.
With FontBase there are so many fonts including Google Fonts that can be accessed without having to install them classically. Here Inkscape loses a lot of potential.
My suggestion would be to create a corresponding, contemporary possibility for more design freedom.

(System: WIN)

Tags: fonts
Dash Pixelsson (d-ash)
Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → Dash Pixelsson (d-ash)
description: updated
Revision history for this message
Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :

What you want is already available in the next version of Inkscape:
* You can now add arbitrary directories to load fonts from
* There's preliminary support for the CSS @font-face rule
  (currently supported are TTF and OTF fonts on the local drive)

tags: removed: access folder font
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: Dash Pixelsson (d-ash) → nobody
milestone: none → 1.0
Revision history for this message
Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :

P.S. Development builds are available at

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Max Gaukler (mgmax)
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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