Find fonts used in a PDF file for Mac OS

If you’ve ever needed a quick way to find fonts used in a PDF file on your Mac, you may have seen suggestions to download specific apps like Adobe reader to accomplish this.

While that will work, you can accomplish this with a simple command via the Terminal. To find the fonts used in your PDF, follow the steps below.

Instructions

  • Open up Terminal.app of your command line tool of choice.
  • Note where on your system the PDF is located. If you have it on your Desktop the command below will work easily.
  • Using the code below – edit the path to the file and the filename and hit enter.

That’s it. Using the above techniques will allow you to see all the fonts used in a PDF on a Mac or UNIX system without downloading any 3rd party applications.

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