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FONTDATABASE(5)                                                FONTDATABASE(5)



NAME
       FontDataBase - database of fonts accessible to t1lib.

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page has been written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.  It has been adapted from the documen-
       tation included in the upstream t1lib distribution.

       /etc/t1lib/FontDataBase is a text file which contains, minimally, the basenames of Type 1 font files to be made
       accessible  to the t1lib font rasterizer library.  The format is intentionally similar to that of the fonts.dir
       and fonts.scale files used by X11.

       Line 1 of this file contains a positive integer specifying the number of fonts declared in that file.  This  is
       as in the fonts.dir files of the X11 system.

       All  remaining  lines  contain declarations of one font each. The only thing taken from such a line is the last
       string (delimited by white space) in it. It is assumed to be a filename of the format basename.someextension.

       The basename part is assumed to be the basename(1) of a fontfile.  After the a  string  has  been  parsed,  the
       extension  is cut off and replaced in turn with .pfa and .pfb.  The initialization routine tries to open a font
       file in its search path with one of the resulting filenames.

       The remainder of the line, i.e., from beginning to the start of the filename string, is completely ignored  and
       thus may contain information for other programs.

EXAMPLES
       Here is a minimal font database file for 4 fonts:

       4
       isvl.afm
       isvli.afm
       isvd.afm
       isvdi.afm

       This file is minimal, because it contains just the information needed, and nothing not needed by the library.

       Here  is  a  more  realistic  example, which allows an application to match a fully qualified X11 fontname to a
       FontID in t1lib.  This is also a valid font database file:

       4
       Souvenir Souvenir-Light       --- -itc-souvenir-light-r-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvl.afm
       Souvenir Souvenir-LightItalic -*- -itc-souvenir-light-i-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvli.afm
                 Souvenir-Demi       *-- -itc-souvenir-demi-r-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvd.afm
                 Souvenir-DemiItalic **- -itc-souvenir-demi-i-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvdi.afm


FILES
       /etc/t1lib/FontDataBase

SEE ALSO
       mkfontdir(1x)




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