Font Family-Name

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use cygwin with fc-scan --format="%{family}_%{style}" c:/windows/fonts/8514fix.fon to get Fixedsys_Regular which you can append the file-extension fon to, to get a valid full file-name Fixedsys_Regular.fon.

copy the required ttf/otf/fon/... font-files to another folder, and pass through them,
rename the entire folder so you'll end-up with a folder filled with font-files which are recognisable by name.

You can script it all together or use otfinfo (otfinfo --help for details) as an alternative.


Find cygwin's otfinfo and fc-scan under /usr/bin/.

You can provide all the cygwin dependencies and run the exe from CMD shell under windows.