pdffonts(1) General Commands Manual pdffonts(1)
pdffonts - Portable Document Format (PDF) font analyzer (version 2.01)
pdffonts [options] [PDF-file]
Pdffonts lists the fonts used in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file along with various information for each font.
The following information is listed for each font:
name the font name, exactly as given in the PDF file (potentially including a subset prefix)
type the font type -- see below for details
emb "yes" if the font is embedded in the PDF file
sub "yes" if the font is a subset
uni "yes" if there is an explicit "ToUnicode" map in the PDF file (the absence of a ToUnicode map doesn't necessarily mean that the text
can't be converted to Unicode)
the font dictionary object ID (number and generation)
PDF files can contain the following types of fonts:
Type 1C -- aka Compact Font Format (CFF)
CID Type 0 -- 16-bit font with no specified type
CID Type 0C -- 16-bit PostScript CFF font
CID TrueType -- 16-bit TrueType font
Pdffonts reads a configuration file at startup. It first tries to find the user's private config file, ~/.xpdfrc. If that doesn't exist,
it looks for a system-wide config file, typically /etc/xpdfrc (but this location can be changed when pdffonts is built). See the xpdfrc(5)
man page for details.
Many of the following options can be set with configuration file commands. These are listed in square brackets with the description of the
corresponding command line option.
Specifies the first page to analyze.
Specifies the last page to analyze.
Specify the owner password for the PDF file. Providing this will bypass all security restrictions.
Specify the user password for the PDF file.
Read config-file in place of ~/.xpdfrc or the system-wide config file.
-v Print copyright and version information.
-h Print usage information. (-help and --help are equivalent.)
The Xpdf tools use the following exit codes:
0 No error.
1 Error opening a PDF file.
2 Error opening an output file.
3 Error related to PDF permissions.
99 Other error.
The pdffonts software and documentation are copyright 1996-2002 Glyph & Cog, LLC.
xpdf(1), pdftops(1), pdftotext(1), pdfinfo(1), pdftopbm(1), pdfimages(1), xpdfrc(5)
05 December 2002 pdffonts(1)