I would like to get the language support / script of any fonts I have in my computer with terminal command. There is a way to see it through Font Book...

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You can use the command line tool fc-scan to list the properties of a font, including supported languages. The languages are reported under lang: as ISO two-letter country codes:

fc-scan /Library/Fonts/Arial\ Unicode.ttf

fc-scan is part of fontconfig, which is available through the brew project using:

brew install fontconfig

See also Mac Terminal: Get list of Chinese fonts from a given folder

  • Thank you, but I need solution that not involved libraries.
    – Tal Talmon
    Commented May 2, 2020 at 14:52
  • I am not aware of any built-in macOS tool that will show this information on the command line. system_profiler SPFontsDataType comes close but does not include the language field. Commented May 2, 2020 at 15:46

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