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       fontmatrix - a powerful open source font manager


       fontmatrix [-h|--help]


       Fontmatrix  is  an  open  source  font  manager originally developed on
       Linux, but now runs on OSX as well.

       This man page only provides summaries of some aspects of the  program’s
       use.  It’s  main  purpose  is  to  make  sure  you  can  find  the full
       documentation quickly and easily.


       The definitive options are  in  the  program’s  usage  statement.  Run:
       fontmatrix --help to view the usage statement.

       -l, --lang xx
              Overrides  the system locale and runs Fontmatrix in language xx.
              The language is specified with the  same  POSIX  language  codes
              that  are used in the LANG and LC_ALL environment variables. For
              example, English can be selected with  ’en’  (generic  English),
              ’en_GB’  (British  English),  ’en_US’  (American  english), etc.
              Similarly, Deutsch can be selected with ’de’ or ’de_DE’.

              -la, --langs-available
              Print a list of languages for which user interface  translations
              are   available.   To   use  that  language  run  Fontmatrix  as
              ’fontmatrix -l xx’ where xx is the short language code,  or  set
              the locale environment variables as described below.

       -v, --version
              Prints the Fontmatrix version number and exits.

       -f, --file
              Open  the  specified file. It’s possible to simply pass the file
              name as an unqualified argument instead of using this, though if
              the name begins with a - you will need to use --, eg ’fontmatrix
              -- -myfile.sla’.

       -h, --help
              Print a brief usage summary.

       -ns, --no-splash
              Suppresses display of the splash screen during SCribus start-up.


       Fontmatrix  respects  the standard locale environment variables. Others
       may be used through underlying libraries, such as Qt,  or  by  programs
       used  by  Fontmatrix.   LC_ALL,  LC_MESSAGES,  LANG  POSIX  locale. See
       locale(1).  Fontmatrix uses these three environment variables,  in  the
       listed  order of precedence, to select the language (including the user
       interface translation) to use. If none are set, it will  fall  back  on
       the locale set by the underlying Qt library.

       PATH   Fontmatrix may search the PATH for external tools if their paths
              are not specified absolutely. This is currently most  likely  to
              affect   you   if  you  have  multiple  copies  of  fontforge(1)
              installed.  You  can  set  an  absolute  path  to  the   correct
              fontforge(1)  in your Fontmatrix preferences and bypass the PATH

       A  few  important  environment  variables  from  other   programs   are
       summarised  here  for convenience, though you should check the original
       program’s documentation if you are having trouble.


              User preferences are stored in  $HOME/.fontmatrix/  on  Unix  or
              Linux.  Most  other  paths  are configurable from the Fontmatrix
              preferences.  $HOME/.fonts/


              Fontconfig, the library used by Fontmatrix to locate  fonts,  is
              normally   configured   with   files   in   /etc/fonts,   mainly
              /etc/fonts/fonts.conf and /etc/fonts/local.conf .  It  may  also
              use a config file $HOME/.fonts.conf and fonts in $HOME/.fonts/ .
              See fonts.conf(5) and  the  fontconfig  documentation  for  more
              information. Note that Fontmatrix may also use its internal font
              path to locate more fonts  -  see  the  Preferences  dialog  and
              fontmatrix help.


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       See for  the  Fontmatrix  on-line
       status  tracker,  which  is  used  to  track  bug  reports  and feature
       requests.  If you intend to submit a bug  report  or  feature  request,
       please search the bug database first.


       Please  see  the About Fontmatrix option in the Help menu for a list of
       authors, translators, and contributors.