MirOS Manual: mkcfm(1)


MKCFM(1)            UNIX Programmer's Manual             MKCFM(1)

NAME

     mkcfm - create summaries of font metric files in CID font
     directories

SYNOPSIS

     mkcfm [CID-font-directory-name]

DESCRIPTION

     There is usually only one CID font directory on the X font
     path. It is usually called /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID. If
     you do not specify an argument, mkcfm will try to go through
     the subdirectories of that directory, and create one summary
     of font metric files for each CIDFont (character descrip-
     tions) file and each CMap (Character Maps) file it finds.
     The summaries of font metric files are put in the existing
     CFM subdirectory. The CFM subdirectories are created when
     CID-keyed fonts are installed.

     If you specify a CID font directory as an argument, mkcfm
     will try to go through the subdirectories of that directory,
     and create one summary of font metric files for each CIDFont
     file and each CMap file it finds. mkcfm will calculate the
     summaries of the font metric files stored in AFM subdirec-
     tories of the CID font directory.

     Those summaries are needed by the rasterizer of CID-keyed
     fonts to speed up the response to X font calls. If those
     files do not exist, CID rasterizer will have to go through
     usually large font metric files, and calculate the summaries
     itself each time the font is called. You will notice a sub-
     stantial wait on a call to a large CID-keyed font.

FILES

     .afm files     Each CID-keyed font file is supposed to have
                    a font metric file (.afm file). mkcfm creates
                    summary files (.cfm files) of those font
                    metric files. mkcfm should be run whenever a
                    change is made to the files stored in the
                    subdirectories of the CID font directory. For
                    example, it should be run when new CID fonts
                    are installed.

     .cfm files     Summaries of font metric (.afm) files created
                    by mkcfm.

SEE ALSO

     The rasterizer for CID-keyed fonts in the directory
     xc/lib/font/Type1.

CID Fonts Version 1.0      Release 1.0                          1

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