MirOS Manual: bdftopcf(1)


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NAME

     bdftopcf - convert X font from Bitmap Distribution Format to
     Portable Compiled Format

SYNOPSIS

     bdftopcf [ -pn ] [ -un ] [ -m ] [ -l ] [ -M ] [ -L ] [ -t ]
     [ -i ] [ -o outputfile ] fontfile.bdf

DESCRIPTION

     Bdftopcf is a font compiler for the X server and font
     server. Fonts in Portable Compiled Format can be read by any
     architecture, although the file is structured to allow one
     particular architecture to read them directly without refor-
     matting.  This allows fast reading on the appropriate
     machine, but the files are still portable (but read more
     slowly) on other machines.

OPTIONS

     -pn     Sets the font glyph padding.  Each glyph in the font
             will have each scanline padded in to a multiple of n
             bytes, where n is 1, 2, 4 or 8.

     -un     Sets the font scanline unit.  When the font bit
             order is different from the font byte order, the
             scanline unit n describes what unit of data (in
             bytes) are to be swapped; the unit i can be 1, 2 or
             4 bytes.

     -m      Sets the font bit order to MSB (most significant
             bit) first.  Bits for each glyph will be placed in
             this order; i.e., the left most bit on the screen
             will be in the highest valued bit in each unit.

     -l      Sets the font bit order to LSB (least significant
             bit) first.  The left most bit on the screen will be
             in the lowest valued bit in each unit.

     -M      Sets the font byte order to MSB first.  All multi-
             byte data in the file (metrics, bitmaps and every-
             thing else) will be written most significant byte
             first.

     -L      Sets the font byte order to LSB first.  All multi-
             byte data in the file (metrics, bitmaps and every-
             thing else) will be written least significant byte
             first.

     -t      When this option is specified, bdftopcf will convert
             fonts into "terminal" fonts when possible.  A termi-
             nal font has each glyph image padded to the same
             size; the X server can usually render these types of
             fonts more quickly.

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     -i      This option inhibits the normal computation of ink
             metrics.  When a font has glyph images which do not
             fill the bitmap image (i.e., the "on" pixels don't
             extend to the edges of the metrics) bdftopcf com-
             putes the actual ink metrics and places them in the
             .pcf file; the -t option inhibits this behaviour.

     -o output-file-name
             By default bdftopcf writes the pcf file to standard
             output; this option gives the name of a file to be
             used instead.

SEE ALSO

     X(7)

AUTHOR

     Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium

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