fontmatrix - a powerful open source font manager
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’.
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.
Prints the Fontmatrix version number and exits.
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
Print a brief usage summary.
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
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
RELATED SOFTWARE AND AFFILIATES
Scribus - http://www.scribus.net
Other affiliates may be listed in the footer on
See https://gna.org/bugs/?group=undertype 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.