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luafindfont - retrieve font informations of all installed system and TeX fonts.


luafindfont [options] <fontname>


This command lists informations about installed otf|ttf|ttc fonts, installed by the system and by the TeX distribution


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Use the program otfinfo for the font with the given number. The number can be followed by an optional argument for otfinfo, e.g. -o 2f, list all features for font no 2. Without an additional character, otfinfo is called with -i
List the given fontstyles (regular, bold, italic, bolditalic) for the font with the given number
Siliar to i but uses the program mtxrun to get ll informations including features and corresponding languages. List can be very long.
Give more informations, by now only -v works
test, if font is found by xetex via kpsewhich 0->no; 1->yes
The maximum of the stringlength of the full path of fonts
The fontlist contains only fontfile and fontpath
Can be a substring, e.g. times, or a combination of two substrings which act like a boolean and, e.g. "times & bold" (must be in quotes). All strings are not case sensitive. Upper and lowercase can be mixed.


$ luafindfont libertinussans

Lists all fonts which have names or part of like libertinussans

bash-3.2$ ./luafindfont.lua libertinussans

No. Fontname Symbolic Name Path
1. LibertinusSans-Bold.otf libertinussans /usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/libertinus-fonts/
2. LibertinusSans-Italic.otf libertinussans /usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/libertinus-fonts/
3. LibertinusSans-Regular.otf libertinussans /usr/local/texlive/2022/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/libertinus-fonts/

The --otfinfo:

$ luafindfont -o 3 libertinussans

This produces the following output:

1. LibertinusSans-Bold.otf libertinussans /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/libertinus-fonts/LibertinusSans-Bold.otf
2. LibertinusSans-Bold.otf libertinussans /usr/local/texlive/texmf-d...onts/opentype/public/libertinus-fonts/LibertinusSans-Bold.otf
3. LibertinusSans-Italic.otf libertinussans /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/libertinus-fonts/LibertinusSans-Italic.otf
4. LibertinusSans-Italic.otf libertinussans /usr/local/texlive/texmf-d...ts/opentype/public/libertinus-fonts/LibertinusSans-Italic.otf
5. LibertinusSans-Regular.otf libertinussans /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/libertinus-fonts/LibertinusSans-Regular.otf
6. LibertinusSans-Regular.otf libertinussans /usr/local/texlive/texmf-d...s/opentype/public/libertinus-fonts/LibertinusSans-Regular.otf Running otfinfo on font no.3 Family: Libertinus Sans Subfamily: Italic Full name: Libertinus Sans Italic PostScript name: LibertinusSans-Italic Version: Version 7.020;RELEASE Unique ID: 1.000;QUE ;LibertinusSans-Italic Designer: Philipp H. Poll, Khaled Hosny Manufacturer: Caleb Maclennan Vendor URL: Copyright: Copyright © 2012-2020 The Libertinus Project Authors. License URL: License Description: This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1 Vendor ID: QUE

The --no-symbolc-names:

$ luafindfont -n

This produces the following output:

bash-3.2$ luafindfont -n minion

Nr. Fontname Path
1. MinionMath-Bold.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionMath/
2. MinionMath-Regular.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionMath/
3. MinionPro-Bold.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
4. MinionPro-BoldCn.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
5. MinionPro-BoldCnIt.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
6. MinionPro-BoldIt.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
7. MinionPro-Capt.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
8. MinionPro-Disp.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
9. MinionPro-It.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
10. MinionPro-Medium.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
11. MinionPro-MediumIt.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
12. MinionPro-Regular.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
13. MinionPro-Semibold.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
14. MinionPro-SemiboldIt.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/
15. MinionPro-Subh.otf /Users/voss/Library/Fonts/MinionPro/

See also

See luafindfont-doc.pdf for more details


No known bugs.


Herbert Voß (


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this software under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License, version 1.3.

03 nov 2022 0.11