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BDFTOPCF(1)                                                        BDFTOPCF(1)



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  reformatting.   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 scan-
               line 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 ter-
               minal font has each glyph image padded to the same size; the X server can usually render these types of
               fonts more quickly.

       -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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