match_font: Find a system font by name and style

View source: R/match_font.R

match_fontR Documentation

Find a system font by name and style


This function locates the font file (and index) best matching a name and optional style (italic/bold). A font file will be returned even if a match isn't found, but it is not necessarily similar to the requested family and it should not be relied on for font substitution. The aliases "sans", "serif", and "mono" match to the system default sans-serif, serif, and mono fonts respectively ("" is equivalent to "sans").


match_font(family, italic = FALSE, bold = FALSE)



The name of the font family

italic, bold

logicals indicating the font style


A list containing the path locating the font file and the 0-based index of the font in the file.


# Get the system default sans-serif font in italic
match_font('sans', italic = TRUE)

systemfonts documentation built on March 18, 2022, 7:49 p.m.