list available fonts


Return a list of installed fonts in your system

$ fc-list

Return a list of installed fonts with given name

$ fc-list | grep '[DejaVu Serif]'

Return the number of installed fonts in your system

$ fc-list | wc -l


fc-list [ -vVh ] [ --verbose ] [ -f format | --format format ] [ -q | --quiet ] [ --version ] [ --help ] [ pattern [ element ... ] ]


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.

-v--verbose Print verbose output of the whole font pattern for each match, or element sif any is provided.

-f--format format Format output according to the format specifier format .

-q--quiet Suppress all normal output. returns 1 as the error code if no fonts matched.

-V--version Show version of the program and exit.

-h--help Show summary of options.

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

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


fc-list 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-match(1) FcFontList(3) FcPatternFormat(3) fc-cat(1) fc-cache(1) fc-pattern(1) fc-query(1) fc-scan(1) The fontconfig user's guide, in HTML format: /usr/share/doc/fontconfig/fontconfig-user.html .


This manual page was written by Keith Packard <keithp@keithp.com> and Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> .

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