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

Arnošt Štědrý stedry.arnost at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 14:54:09 CEST 2007

mayby otfinfo from: http://www.lcdf.org/type/

otfinfo --help
'Otfinfo' reports information about an OpenType font to standard output.
Options specify what information to print.

Usage: otfinfo [-sfzpg] [OTFFILES...]

Query options:
  -s, --scripts                Report font's supported scripts.
  -f, --features               Report font's GSUB/GPOS features.
  -z, --optical-size           Report font's optical size information.
  -p, --postscript-name        Report font's PostScript name.
  -a, --family                 Report font's family name.
  -v, --font-version           Report font's version information.
  -i, --info                   Report font's names and designer/vendor info.
  -g, --glyphs                 Report font's glyph names.
  -t, --tables                 Report font's OpenType tables.

Other options:
      --script=SCRIPT[.LANG]   Set script used for --features [latn].
  -V, --verbose                Print progress information to standard error.
  -h, --help                   Print this message and exit.
  -q, --quiet                  Do not generate any error messages.
      --version                Print version number and exit.


On 4/19/07, William Adams <will.adams at frycomm.com> wrote:
> 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....
> William
> (who is finally back to work on his typespec/font sample presentation)
> --
> William Adams
> senior graphic designer
> Fry Communications
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Arnost Stedry
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