# [texhax] fontcharts and random symbols

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed May 12 21:19:12 CEST 2004

```Hello Frauke,

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
vectors.)

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
example
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/TeTeX-HOWTO-3.html

There's also a file called testfont.tex (tex testfont) which has

upper- and lower-case letters in a style approximating 15th or early
16th-century handwriting

humanist?
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/bookhands/humanist/