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Is here any shell command for getting the list of activated fonts? Mean something like:

 some_font_util -activated -format 'file: name'

for getting a list of activated fonts in a form:

/Library/Fonts/CourNI.ttf: Courier New Italic

or anything like...

Ps: for lion. If you know something from macports, or applescript (for run with osascript command) is welcomed too...

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Our of my own morbid curiosity, can I ask why you need it (1) programmatically, and (2) in such a specific format? – Jason Salaz Jan 8 '12 at 5:29
simple want print fontdemo (some text with all my fonts) with textutil command, so really need only "fontname" but the file helps filter out the correct font-directory (as you do it in your example). :) like: echo 'demo text' | textutil -stdin -convert rtf -font $FONTNAME ... etc – jm666 Jan 8 '12 at 13:14
up vote 5 down vote accepted

$ fc-list : file family |grep \/Library

grepping /Library filters out a bunch of fonts in /usr/X11*, which are only used by X11. Considering your example, I assume you would prefer the OS X specific ones. If I'm incorrect in this assumption, simply take out everything after family.

That command returns many many lines on it's own, here is a handful of interesting ones I saw in the list:

/System/Library/Fonts/AppleGothic.ttf: AppleGothic
/Library/Fonts/Apple LiGothic Medium.ttf: Apple LiGothic
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Braille Pinpoint 8 Dot.ttf: Apple Braille
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Braille Outline 6 Dot.ttf: Apple Braille
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Symbols.ttf: Apple Symbols
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Braille Pinpoint 6 Dot.ttf: Apple Braille
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Braille.ttf: Apple Braille
/Library/Fonts/AppleMyungjo.ttf: AppleMyungjo
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Braille Outline 8 Dot.ttf: Apple Braille
/Library/Fonts/Apple LiSung Light.ttf: Apple LiSung
/Library/Fonts/Apple Chancery.ttf: Apple Chancery
/System/Library/Fonts/Apple Color Emoji.ttf: Apple Color Emoji,Apple 彩色表情> 符號,Apple farve-emoji,Apple Farben-Emoji,Applen väri-emoji,Apple Emoji couleur,Colore Emoji Apple,Apple カラー絵文字,Apple 컬러 이모티콘,Apple Kleur-Emoji,Apple farge-emoji,Apple Emoji em Cores,Цветные эмодзи Apple,Apple färg-emoji,Apple 彩色表情符号,لون,Apple Emoji color
/Library/Fonts/Comic Sans MS.ttf: Comic Sans MS
/Library/Fonts/Microsoft/MS Gothic.ttf: MS Gothic,MS ゴシック
/Library/Fonts/Microsoft/Stencil: Stencil
/Library/Fonts/Microsoft/Verdana: Verdana
/Library/Fonts/Microsoft/Georgia: Georgia
/Library/Fonts/Microsoft/Onyx: Onyx

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Need install fonconfig macport. Excellent! Thanx. – jm666 Jan 8 '12 at 12:54
Since OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, X11 is no longer included in the OS, and even if the fc-list binary is still available in /usr/X11/bin/fc-list, it wont run without a proper X11 install. – Guillaume Algis May 4 '13 at 13:18
X11 has never been included, it's always been an optional install. – Jason Salaz May 4 '13 at 22:42

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