# Re: [NTG-context] Re: newbie question about fonts

Thank you Patrick...

I am my distributor maintainer.
I installed linux in my pc box less than a year ago,
and I see font files everywhere (X directory fonts,
TeX directory fonts, TrueType, OpenType, Type1,
etc...)
but don't know if they are accessible from Context.
what is the "local guide" you refer to?

Wouldn't it be nice to have a command in Context like:

\listavailablefonts [type1 | truetype | ... | all]

or

\listavailablefamilyfonts [] ...

and another to check whether  a font is properly
installed (that is, whether it has \bf, \it,
\sc, math, etc), like:

\checkfont [fontname]

Luigi, thank you. I've read the outdated documents
you suggested, but still ...

Ciro

--- Patrick Gundlach <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hello Ciro,
>
> > Okay, this business of
> fonts/files/names/encoding/etc
> > is really difficult to understand for me.
>
> welcome to the club ;-)
>
> > I have a simple question. How do I list all fonts
> > I have available to use in ConTeXt in the
> > machine/system I have? Is there a file
> > where I can see the names of all these fonts?
>
> This should be stated in your local guide. If not,
> complain to the
> distribution maintainer.
>
> > And is there a template file or a command
> > to display the entire set of characters once I
> know
> > the
> > name of fonts?
>
> \showfont[Serif]
>
> and alike.
>
> Patrick
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