[XeTeX] View glyph IDs under Windows

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Tue Dec 30 12:54:35 CET 2008

On 30 Dec 2008, at 11:40, Paolo Matteucci wrote:

> Thank you for the speedy response, Jonathan… Unfortunately, it  
> doesn't quite work for me.
> The font hand is a [work-in-progress] CFF-flavoured OpenType font

Oh... sorry, didn't know that. ViewGlyph is basically a TrueType tool.

FontForge ought to be able to show you what you want, I expect, though  
it seems like overkill if all you want are glyph IDs.

Perhaps you could write a small XeTeX document that generates a PDF  
report showing the glyphs with their IDs; just use a loop to generate  
a table....


> and, although it does contain glyphs in Basic and Extended Latin,  
> Greek, IPA, Private Area [albeit not all], ViewGlyph defaults me to  
> the Windows Character Set "View" [and greys out the box!], and I  
> can't see anything but Basic and Extended Latin (the Encoding  
> options offered to me are just: Default, Western, Turkish and  
> Eastern European). :-(
> (ViewGlyph doesn't even list my font —I have to explicitly type its  
> name and hit return.)
> Thanks,
> Paolo
> 2008/12/30 Jonathan Kew <jonathan at jfkew.plus.com>
> On 30 Dec 2008, at 10:11, Paolo Matteucci wrote:
> > Hi, does anybody know of a program that shows a font's glyph ID/slot
> > no. (the argument of \XeTeXglyph, that is) *under Windows*
> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=ViewGlyph_home
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