Font fallback for non-latin unicode chars

Paul Flo Williams paul at
Fri May 13 13:15:43 UTC 2011

Martin Langhoff wrote:
> When you open a page with Armenian characters such as
> the font server (or
> perhaps xulrunner) digs around to find a font that has that codepoint.
> Often it's just one font in your system that can provide it (so if you
> ask for it to be styled in serif, sans, monospace... it's always the
> same).
> Is there a way to query (or see a log) that describes what font has
> been used? Or a means to query what fonts supply unicode codepoint N?

Fedora uses language provides on fonts, so you can see which scripts are
supported in your currently-installed fonts:

rpm -q --whatprovides 'font(:lang=hy)'

or in fonts you may not have installed:

yum whatprovides 'font(:lang=hy)'

Paul Flo Williams

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