I've never been delighted with Premiere Pro's font browser. It works well enough but is a bit clumsy to use.
Here's a very useful website when you need to know how your text will look in any font installed on your computer. The name of the site is Flipping Typical.
Make sure to check out the keyboard shortcuts on the wtf? page.
Thanks to Scott Kelby for sharing this link. Check out his blog here.