[XeTeX] OT: CLI tool to query a font for designer, trademark and other information

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Thu Apr 19 13:54:02 CEST 2007

Is there such a thing?

I've been searching and not finding anything (fontforge seemed the  
obvious thing, but it doesn't seem to expose these fields).

Failing that, would it be feasible to have XeTeX do so? (say have a  
command \xetexfontdesigner which queries the font file information  
and provides the contents of the designer field if present)

The alternative I'm seeing is to use ttx to make an xml file and then  
crunch on that....

(who is finally back to work on his typespec/font sample presentation)
William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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