showfigfonts - prints a list of available figlet fonts

showfigfonts [ -d directory ] [ word ]

Prints a list of available figlet fonts, along with a sample of each font. If directory is given, lists fonts in that directory; otherwise uses the default font directory. If word is given, prints that word in each font; otherwise prints the font name.

To use showfigfonts with its default settings, simply type

example% showfigfonts

To print all the fonts in /usr/share/fonts/figlet

example% showfigfonts -d /usr/share/fonts/figlet

To print the word foo using all available fonts

example% showfigfonts foo

showfigfonts was written by Glenn Chappell <>

This manual page was written by Jonathon Abbott for the Debian Project.

figlet(6), chkfont(6), figlist(6)
31 May 2012 v2.2.5