This question led to a new package:

Is there a package to generate a font collection book/catalogue from all fonts in the system (fc-list) or by selecting a list of fonts?

Ideally, it would print a small example, and list the features of the font (specially, the OTF features such as ligatures, small caps, etc.)

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Since I haven't found anything, I've begun making one myself. The layout is quite simple. It is based on XeTeX/fontspec and uses only two macros:

 {\par\csname#2\endcsname \csname#1\endcsname
 #2 #1\\
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 la police d'affichage qui est affichée sur cette page 1 2 3 4 5.

   \section*{#2 #1 --- Licence: #3}


The full project can be found on github. A new fontbook package is on its way to the CTAN.

Contributions are most welcome.

  • please provide an example how to use \printfont. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:13
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    @Friendly Ghost: see fontbook.pdf in the github project, as well as fontbook-freefonts.tex for an example.
    – raphink
    Jul 6, 2011 at 7:56
  • + 1 It is very useful reference. Thanks. Jul 6, 2011 at 11:08
  • Let me know if there's features you'd like to see in this package.
    – raphink
    Jul 6, 2011 at 11:28
  • That was quick.
    – Emre
    Jul 7, 2011 at 17:24

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