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BDFTOPCF(1)             FreeBSD General Commands Manual            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 scanline 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 everything 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 everything else) will be written
               least significant byte first.

       -t      When this option is specified, bdftopcf will convert fonts into
               "terminal" fonts when possible.  A terminal 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 computes 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

XFree86                          Version 4.7.0                     BDFTOPCF(1)

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