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list available fonts

see also : fc-match - fc-cat - fc-cache - fc-pattern - fc-query - fc-scan


fc-list [ -vVh ] [ --verbose ] [ [ -f format ] [ --format format ] ] [ --version ] [ --help ]

[ pattern [ element... ] ]

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Lists all font faces.

fc-list :lang=hi

Lists font faces that cover Hindi.

fc-list : family style file spacing

Lists the filename and spacing value for each font face. ’’:’’ is an empty pattern that matches all fonts.


fc-list lists fonts and styles available on the system for applications using fontconfig. If any elements are specified, only those are printed. Otherwise family and style are printed, unless verbose output is requested.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (’-’). A summary of options is included below.


Print verbose output of the whole font pattern for each match, or elements if any is provided.


Format output according to the format specifier format.


Show version of the program and exit.


Show summary of options.


If this argument is set, only fonts matching pattern are displayed.


If set, the element property is displayed for matching fonts.

see also

fc-match FcFontList FcPatternFormat fc-cat fc-cache fc-pattern fc-query fc-scan

The fontconfig user’s guide, in HTML format: /usr/share/doc/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html.


This manual page was written by Keith Packard <keithp[:at:]keithp[:dot:]com> and Josselin Mouette <joss[:at:]debian[:dot:]org>.

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