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fontmatrix(1)							 fontmatrix(1)

       fontmatrix - a powerful open source font	manager

       fontmatrix [-h|--help]

       Fontmatrix  is  an  open	 source	 font  manager originally developed on
       Linux, but now runs on OSX as well.

       This man	page only provides summaries of	some aspects of	the  program's
       use. It's main purpose is to make sure you can find the full documenta-
       tion quickly and	easily.

       The definitive options are in the program's usage statement. Run: font-
       matrix --help to	view the usage statement.

       -l, --lang xx
	      Overrides	 the system locale and runs Fontmatrix in language xx.
	      The language is specified	with the  same	POSIX  language	 codes
	      that  are	used in	the LANG and LC_ALL environment	variables. For
	      example, English can be selected with  'en'  (generic  English),
	      'en_GB' (British English), 'en_US' (American english), etc. Sim-
	      ilarly, Deutsch can be selected with 'de'	or 'de_DE'.

	      -la, --langs-available
	      Print a list of languages	for which user interface  translations
	      are  available.  To use that language run	Fontmatrix as 'fontma-
	      trix -l xx' where	xx is the short	language code, or set the  lo-
	      cale environment variables as described below.

       -v, --version
	      Prints the Fontmatrix version number and exits.

       -f, --file
	      Open  the	 specified file. It's possible to simply pass the file
	      name as an unqualified argument instead of using this, though if
	      the name begins with a - you will	need to	use --,	eg 'fontmatrix
	      -- -myfile.sla'.

       -h, --help
	      Print a brief usage summary.

       -ns, --no-splash
	      Suppresses display of the	splash screen during SCribus start-up.

       Fontmatrix respects the standard	locale environment  variables.	Others
       may  be	used  through underlying libraries, such as Qt,	or by programs
       used by Fontmatrix.  LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES, LANG POSIX  locale.  See  lo-
       cale(1).	  Fontmatrix  uses  these  three environment variables,	in the
       listed order of precedence, to select the language (including the  user
       interface  translation)	to  use. If none are set, it will fall back on
       the locale set by the underlying	Qt library.

       PATH   Fontmatrix may search the	PATH for external tools	if their paths
	      are  not	specified absolutely. This is currently	most likely to
	      affect you if you	 have  multiple	 copies	 of  fontforge(1)  in-
	      stalled.	You  can  set  an  absolute  path to the correct font-
	      forge(1) in your Fontmatrix  preferences	and  bypass  the  PATH

       A  few  important  environment  variables  from other programs are sum-
       marised here for	convenience, though you	should check the original pro-
       gram's documentation if you are having trouble.


	      User  preferences	 are  stored  in $HOME/.fontmatrix/ on Unix or
	      Linux. Most other	paths are  configurable	 from  the  Fontmatrix
	      preferences.  $HOME/.fonts/


	      Fontconfig,  the	library	used by	Fontmatrix to locate fonts, is
	      normally	 configured   with   files   in	  /etc/fonts,	mainly
	      /etc/fonts/fonts.conf  and  /etc/fonts/local.conf	 . It may also
	      use a config file	$HOME/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf and	 fonts
	      in $HOME/.fonts/ . See fonts.conf(5) and the fontconfig documen-
	      tation for more information. Note	that Fontmatrix	may  also  use
	      its  internal  font  path	to locate more fonts - see the Prefer-
	      ences dialog and fontmatrix help.

       Scribus -

       Other affiliates	may be listed  in  the	footer	on  http://www.fontma-

       See  for	the Fontmatrix on-line
       status tracker, which is	used to	track  bug  reports  and  feature  re-
       quests.	 If  you  intend  to  submit  a	bug report or feature request,
       please search the bug database first.

       Please see the About Fontmatrix option in the Help menu for a  list  of
       authors,	translators, and contributors.

Peter Linnell		      Updated 2008-05-18		 fontmatrix(1)


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