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       fc-match - match available fonts


       fc-match  [  -asvVh  ]  [ --all ]  [ --sort ]  [ --verbose ]  [  [ -f format ]  [ --format
       format ]  ]  [ --version ]  [ --help ]

        [ pattern  [ element... ]   ]


       fc-match matches pattern (empty pattern by default) using the normal  fontconfig  matching
       rules  to  find  the  best  font  available.  If  --sort is given, the sorted list of best
       matching fonts is displayed.  The --all option works like --sort except that no pruning is
       done on the list of fonts.

       If any elements are specified, only those are printed.  Otherwise short file name, 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.

       -a     Displays sorted list of best matching fonts, but do not do any pruning on the list.

       -s     Displays sorted list of best matching fonts.

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

       -f     Format output according to the format specifier format.

       -V     Show version of the program and exit.

       -h     Show summary of options.

              Displays fonts matching pattern (uses empty pattern by default).

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


       fc-list(1)  FcFontMatch(3)  FcFontSort(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-


       This manual page was updated by Patrick Lam <>.

                                           Aug 13, 2008                               FC-MATCH(1)