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font enumeration and preview tool


avg_showfont [fontname] [text]

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List available font faces and generate preview of their variants.

If invoked without arguments, avg_showfont generates a list of font family names and prints them on the console. Fontconfig is used for font discovery. Fonts are searched for in the system font path and in $PWD/fonts.

If fontname is specified, the chosen font is displayed in a window, with one line for each available variant.

If supplied, the optional text argument is used instead of the variant name in the sample text.


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