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TrueType font name extractor

Found in archives. This short script can extract family name and style out of a True Type Font file. Useful for building a catalog of fonts and such.

#!/usr/bin/python
#
# Get font family and style from .ttf files
# Paul Philippov, paul@ppds.ws, 2008-10-05
#

import sys
import os.path
from PIL import ImageFont

if len(sys.argv) <= 1:
  print "Usage: %s <fontname>" % sys.argv[0]
  sys.exit()

filename = sys.argv[1]
if not os.path.exists(filename) or not os.path.isfile(filename):
  print "Error: %s is not a file" % filename
  sys.exit()

try:
  f = ImageFont.truetype(filename, 1)
except:
  print "Error: %s is not a Truetype font" % filename
  sys.exit()

print f.font.family + " " + f.font.style

Published on July 30, 2009 (almost 8 years ago)

Article tags: font, python, script