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otfinfo Manual


report information about OpenType fonts


otfinfo [-sfzpvag] [FILE...]


Otfinfo reports information about the named OpenType font FILEs (or standard input, if no FILEs are given). Results are printed to standard output. Each line is prefaced with the relevant FILE if more than one FILE was supplied.


With long options, you need type only as many characters as will make the option unique.

Query options

-s, --scripts
Print supported scripts and language systems. The scripts are printed one per line, with human-readable descriptions; for example:
  cyrl            Cyrillic
  grek            Greek
  latn            Latin
  latn.TUR        Latin/Turkish
-f, --features
Print GSUB and GPOS features supported by the selected script (see the --script option below). The scripts are printed one per line, with human-readable descriptions; for example:
  aalt    Access All Alternates
  c2sc    Small Capitals From Capitals
  case    Case-Sensitive Forms
  cpsp    Capital Spacing
  zero    Slashed Zero
-z, --optical-size
Print optical size information. For example:
  design size 11 pt, size range (8.4 pt, 13 pt], subfamily ID 11, subfamily name Semibold Italic
-p, --postscript-name
Print each font’s PostScript name. For example:
-a, --family
Print each font’s family name. For example:
  Minion Pro
-v, --font-version
Print font version information, if available. For example:
  OTF 1.013;PS 001.000;Core 1.0.27;makeotf.lib(1.11)
-i, --info
Print each font’s name, version, designer, vendor, copyright, and license information. For example:
  Family:              Minion Pro
  Subfamily:           Regular
  Full name:           Minion Pro
  PostScript name:     MinionPro-Regular
  Version:             OTF 1.011;PS 001.000;Core 1.0.27;makeotf.lib1.3.1
  Unique ID:           1.011;ADBE;MinionPro-Regular
  Designer:            Robert Slimbach
  Vendor URL:
  Trademark:           Minion is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
  Copyright:           © 2000 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. U.S. Patent Des. 337,604. Other patents pending.
  License URL:
-g, --glyphs
Print the name of every glyph in each font, one per line. For example:
-u, --unicode
Print each Unicode code point supported by the font, followed by the glyph number representing that code point (and, if present, the name of the corresponding glyph).

-t, --tables
Print the size and name of every OpenType table in the font. For example:
       52 BASE
    87723 CFF
     4940 DSIG
    21366 GPOS
-T table, --dump-table=table
Print the contents of the font’s OpenType table table.

Miscellaneous options

Select the script system script and language system lang used to look up features by --features. Examples include "latn" (Latin script), "grek" (Greek script), and "yi.YIC" (Yi script with classic characters). If lang is not specified, otfinfo will use the default language system for that script. Defaults to "latn".

-V, --verbose
Write progress messages to standard error.

-q, --quiet
Do not generate any error messages.

-h, --help
Print usage information and exit.

Print the version number and some short non-warranty information and exit.



OpenType Specification, Version 1.4


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