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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	appro‐
       priate 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  dif‐
	       ferent  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 met‐
	       rics) 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.

       -v      Print version information and exit.

SEE ALSO
       X(7)

AUTHOR
       Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium

X Version 11			bdftopcf 1.0.4			   BDFTOPCF(1)
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