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Python bindings for Fontconfig library

Project description

Python bindings for Fontconfig library


Tested on

  • Python 2.7.2 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Python 3.2.2 (32-bit, 64-bit)


From PyPI:

>>> pip install Python-fontconfig


>>> easy_install Python-fontconfig

From GitHub:

>>> git clone git://
>>> cd python-fontconfig/
>>> python install

Building C source

>>> python build_ext -i


>>> cd test/
>>> python


>>> import fontconfig
>>> fonts = fontconfig.query(family='ubuntu', lang='en')
>>> fonts
>>> font = fonts[0]
>>> font
<FcFont: Ubuntu>
>>> font.
font.capability     font.fullname       font.slant
font.count_chars    font.get_languages  font.spacing
font.decorative     font.has_char         font.index          font.weight
font.file           font.outline        font.width
font.fontformat     font.print_pattern
font.foundry        font.scalable
[('en', 'Ubuntu')]
>>> font.foundry
>>> font.fontformat
>>> font.has_char('A')
>>> font.file
>>> font = fontconfig.FcFont(font.file)
[('en', 'Ubuntu')]


This program is released under GPLv3 license, see LICENSE for more detail.

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