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BDF2GDFONT(1)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation	 BDF2GDFONT(1)

NAME
       bdf2gdfont.pl - Convert X11 "BDF" fonts into a loadable font format for
       GD.

SYNOPSIS
	 % bdf2gdfont.pl courR12.bdf > courR12.fnt

DESCRIPTION
       This script converts BDF-style X11 font files into a format that	can be
       loaded by the GD	module using the GD::Font->load() method.  There are a
       number of ways to obtain	BDF fonts.

       1. The font is already present on your system.
	   Some	BDF fonts can be found in the standard X11R6 distribution.
	   This	script will automatically uncompress gzipped font files	if
	   their extension ends	with .gz (the gunzip program must be on	your
	   path).

       2. From a font server.
	   The "fstobdf" utility, a standard X11 utility, will read a named
	   font	from the font server of	your choice and	return it in BDF
	   format.  You	can pipe it to bdf2gdfont.pl:

	     fstobdf -s	fontserverhost:7100 -fn	8x16 | bdf2gdfont.pl > newfont.fnt

	   Use xlsfonts	to find	out what fonts are available.  Most fonts will
	   have	long names like
	   -B&H-LucidaTypewriter-Bold-R-Normal-Sans-18-180-75-75-M-110-ISO8859-10.

       3. Using	the pcf2bdf utility.
	   Some	fonts are only available in PCF	(compiled) format.  To obtain
	   these, you can either turn on a font	server and follow recipe (2),
	   or use TAGA Nayuta's	pcf2bdf	utility. This utility is available
	   from	http://www.tsg.ne.jp/GANA/S/pcf2bdf/ (page is in Japanese, but
	   you can find	the download link).

   Limitations
       This font converter only	works with fixed-width fonts.  If used with a
       TrueType	or proportional	font it	will die with an error message.

SEE ALSO
       GD

AUTHOR
       Lincoln Stein <lstein@cshl.org>,	heavily	adapted	from bdftogd from Jan
       Pazdziora <adelton@fi.muni.cz>.

       Copyright (c) 2004 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

perl v5.32.1			  2021-08-26			 BDF2GDFONT(1)

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