MirOS Manual: ucs2any(1)


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NAME

     ucs2any - generate BDF fonts containing subsets of ISO
     10646-1 codepoints

SYNOPSIS

     ucs2any [ +d | -d ] source-name { mapping-file registry-
     encoding } ...

DESCRIPTION

     ucs2any allows one to generate from an ISO 10646-1 encoded
     BDF font other BDF fonts in any possible encoding.  This
     way, one can derive from a single ISO 10646-1 master font a
     whole set of 8-bit fonts in all ISO 8859 and various other
     encodings.

OPTIONS

     +d   puts DEC VT100 graphics characters in the C0 range
          (default for upright, character-cell fonts).

     -d   omits DEC VT100 graphics characters from the C0 range
          (default for all font types except upright, character-
          cell fonts).

OPERANDS

     source-name
          is the name of an ISO 10646-1 encoded BDF file.

     mapping-file
          is the name of a character set table like those at
          <ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/>. These files
          can also typically be found installed in the
          /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/util/ directory.

     registry-encoding
          are the CHARSET_REGISTRY and CHARSET_ENCODING field
          values for the font name (XLFD) of the target font,
          separated by a hyphen.

     Any number of mapping-file and registry-encoding operand
     pairs may be specified.

EXAMPLE

     The command
          ucs2any 6x13.bdf 8859-1.TXT iso8859-1 8859-2.TXT
          iso8859-2
     will generate the files 6x13-iso8859-1.bdf and 6x13-
     iso8859-2.bdf.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

     Hopefully a future XFree86 release will have a facility
     similar to ucs2any built into the server, and reencode ISO
     10646-1 on the fly, because storing the same fonts in many

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     different encodings is clearly a waste of storage capacity.

SEE ALSO

     bdftruncate(1)

AUTHOR

     ucs2any was written by Markus Kuhn.

     Branden Robinson wrote this manual page, originally for the
     Debian Project.

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