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</noinclude>* A font family corresponds to one entry in GUI font lists. For example, ''DejaVu Sans'', ''DejaVu Serif'' and ''DejaVu Sans Mono'' are three different font families.
</noinclude>* A font family corresponds to one entry in GUI font lists. For example, ''DejaVu Sans'', ''DejaVu Serif'' and ''DejaVu Sans Mono'' are three different font families.
* A font family is subdivided in faces or styles. ''DejaVu Sans Normal'', ''DejaVu Sans Bold'', ''DejaVu Sans Condensed Italic'' are three faces of the ''DejaVu Sans'' font family.
* A font family is subdivided in faces or styles. ''DejaVu Sans Normal'', ''DejaVu Sans Bold'', ''DejaVu Sans Condensed Italic'' are three faces of the ''DejaVu Sans'' font family.
* The '''gnome-font-viewer''' command can be used to check the font family name and the font face/style declared by a font file<ref>Alternatively, use '''fontforge''' or another font metadata-aware tool to check.</ref>.<noinclude>
* A font-metadata aware tool such as '''gnome-font-viewer'''<ref>Simple, but sadly not available in each and every Fedora release.</ref>  or '''fontforge'''<ref>Type '''<CTRL>''' + '''<SHIFT>''' + '''<F>''' to open the font metadata window in '''fontforge'''.</ref> can be used to check the font family name and the font face/style declared by a font file.<noinclude>


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Latest revision as of 22:24, 29 January 2009

A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

  • A font family corresponds to one entry in GUI font lists. For example, DejaVu Sans, DejaVu Serif and DejaVu Sans Mono are three different font families.
  • A font family is subdivided in faces or styles. DejaVu Sans Normal, DejaVu Sans Bold, DejaVu Sans Condensed Italic are three faces of the DejaVu Sans font family.
  • A font-metadata aware tool such as gnome-font-viewer[1] or fontforge[2] can be used to check the font family name and the font face/style declared by a font file.

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  1. Simple, but sadly not available in each and every Fedora release.
  2. Type <CTRL> + <SHIFT> + <F> to open the font metadata window in fontforge.


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