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FONDU(1)		    General Commands Manual		      FONDU(1)

       fondu - convert Macintosh font files to UNIX font format

       fondu  [-force]	[-inquire]  [-show]  [-latin1]	[-afm] [-trackps] mac-

       The program fondu reads a series	of Macintosh font files, checks	 their
       resource	 forks,	 and  extracts	all  font  related items into separate

       Input files may be either macbinary files (.bin), binhex	files  (.hqx),
       bare  Macintosh resource	forks, or data fork resource files (.dfont, as
       used by MacOS X).  A bare resource fork	may  be	 generated  easily  be
       copying	a file with a resource fork onto a diskette (or	zip drive) us-
       ing DOS format.	The Macintosh will create a folder called resource.frk
       (invisible  on  the  Macintosh itself), in which	the resource fork will
       reside as a bare	file.

       The command line	should end with	a list of one or more  Macintosh  font
       files,  macfile...;  these  files  should  be  macbinary	 (.bin),  bin-
       hex(.hqx), or bare resource fork	files.

       -force Force overwriting	of the original	file.

	      Prompt  for  input  before  overwriting  files.  This  overrides

       -show  Print out	each file as it	is created.

	      Recode any macintosh bitmap fonts	(NFNTs)	from the macintosh ro-
	      man encoding to latin1.

	      If the macfiles argument mentions	a file containing a FOND,  and
	      that  FOND mentions external PostScript resource files, then at-
	      tempt to open those PostScript files as well as  processing  the
	      original file.

       -afm   For any macfile which contains a FOND and	points to at least one
	      PostScript resource file create  an  Adobe  Font	Metrics	 (afm)
	      file.  Fondu  will merge width and bounding box information from
	      the PostScript files, and	kerning	data from the FOND.

       George Williams (

       Manual page by Ziying Sherwin ( and	R.P.C  Rodgers
       (,  Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Com-
       munications, U.S. National Library of Medicine.

				  27 May 2004			      FONDU(1)


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