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       fntsample - PDF and PostScript font samples generator


       fntsample [ OPTIONS ] -f FONT-FILE -o OUTPUT-FILE
       fntsample -h


       fntsample  program  can  be  used  to  generate  font samples that show
       Unicode coverage of the font and are similar in appearance  to  Unicode
       charts. Samples can be saved into PDF (default) or PostScript file.


       fntsample supports the following options.

       --font-file, -f FONT-FILE
              Make samples of FONT-FILE

       --font-index, -n IDX
              Font  index  for  FONT-FILE  specified using --font-file option.
              Useful for files that  contain  multiple  fonts,  like  TrueType
              Collections (.ttc).  By default font with index 0 is used.

       --output-file, -o OUTPUT-FILE
              Write output to OUTPUT-FILE

       --other-font-file, -d OTHER-FONT
              Compare  FONT-FILE  with  OTHER-FONT.  Glyphs added to FONT-FILE
              will be highlighted.

       --other-index, -m IDX
              Font index  for  OTHER-FONT  specified  using  --other-font-file

       --postscript-output, -s
              Use PostScript format for output instead of PDF.

       --print-outline, -l
              Print  document outlines data to standard output.  This data can
              be used to add outlines (aka bookmarks) to  resulting  PDF  file
              with pdfoutline program.

       --include-range, -i RANGE
              Show characters in RANGE.

       --exclude-range, -x RANGE
              Do not show characters in RANGE.

       --style, -t "STYLE: VAL"
              Set STYLE to value VAL.  Run fntsample with option --help to see
              list of styles and default values.

       --help, -h
              Display help text and exit

       Parameter RANGE for -i and -x can be given as one integer or a pair  of
       integers  delimited  by  minus  sign (-).  Integers can be specified in
       decimal, hexadecimal (0x...) or octal (0...) format.  One integer of  a
       pair  can  be  missing  (-N  can be used to specify all characters with
       codes less or equal to N, and N- for all characters with codes greather
       or equal to N).  Multiple -i and -x options can be used.


       Make PDF samples for font.ttf and write them to file samples.pdf:
              fntsample -f font.ttf -o samples.pdf

       Make  PDF  samples  for  font.ttf,  compare  it  with  oldfont.ttf  and
       highlight new glyphs. Write output to file samples.pdf:
              fntsample -f font.ttf -d oldfont.ttf -o samples.pdf

       Make  PostScript  samples  for  font.ttf  and  write  output  to   file   Show  only glyphs for characters with codes less or equal
       to U+04FF but exclude U+0370-U+03FF:
              fntsample -f font.ttf -s -o -i -0x04FF -x 0x0370-0x03FF

       Make PDF samples for font.ttf  and  save  output  to  file  samples.pdf
       adding outlines to it:
              fntsample -f font.ttf -o temp.pdf -l > outlines.txt
              pdfoutline temp.pdf outlines.txt samples.pdf


       Copyright © 2007 Eugeniy Meshcheryakov <>
       Homepage: <>



                                  2009-11-17                      fntsample(1)