Last updated on July 22, 2020 by Dan Nanni
To check what fonts are included or used in a PDF file, you can use a command-line utility called
pdffonts, which is a PDF font analyzer tool.
pdffonts is a part of Poppler PDF utilities package.
To install Poppler on Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint:
$ sudo apt-get install poppler-utils
To install Poppler on Fedora, CentOS or RHEL:
$ sudo yum install poppler-utils
The command-line tool
pdffonts can list all the fonts used in a PDF document. The basic usage of
pdffonts is as follows.
$ pdffonts doc.pdf
pdffonts tool shows various information about each font used, such as font name/type, or whether or not a font is embedded, etc.
In case of a multi-page PDF document, you can limit font scanning for a range of pages with
-f (first page), and
-l (last page) options. For example, if you want to find out which fonts are used in pages
5-10 of a document, run this:
$ pdffonts -f 5 -l 10 doc.pdf
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