[texhax] fontcharts and random symbols
karl at freefriends.org
Wed May 12 21:19:12 CEST 2004
1. I want to make an inventory of what fonts I currently have installed,
Unfortunately it is not easy to determine the names of every font
installed. And you probably don't really want *every* font, anyway.
(Many fonts are installed under several names, using different encoding
called \fontchart, which can be used in making a font sampler. Does this
macro exist, and if so, in which TeX distribution or package can I find
it? Is it a LaTeX thing?
It seems to be a plain TeX test file. Just do tex fontchart. See for
There's also a file called testfont.tex (tex testfont) which has
upper- and lower-case letters in a style approximating 15th or early
For more info, see also http://tug.org/fonts/, which includes links to a
few different pre-made samplers including many of the CTAN fonts. I
don't know of anything that attempts to be comprehensive, though.
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