FC-MATCH(1) FC-MATCH(1)

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 --all
Displays sorted list of best matching fonts, but do not do any pruning on the list.
-s --sort
Displays sorted list of best matching fonts.
-v --verbose
Print verbose output of the whole font pattern for each match, or elements if any is provided.
-f --format format
Format output according to the format specifier format.
-V --version
Show version of the program and exit.
-h --help
Show summary of options.
pattern
Displays fonts matching pattern (uses empty pattern by default).
element
If set, the element property is displayed for matching fonts.

fc-match sans
Display the best matching font categorized into sans-serif generic family, filtered by current locale
fc-match sans:lang=en
Display the best matching font categorized into sans-serif generic family, filtered by English language
fc-match sans:lang=en:weight=bold
Display the best matching font categorized into sans-serif generic family, filtered by English language and weight is bold.

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-user.html.

This manual page was updated by Patrick Lam <plam@csail.mit.edu>.
28 June 2021