convfont(1) Svgalib User Manual convfont(1)NAMEconvfont - convert font files for svgalib
SYNOPSISconvfont fontfile fontheight vgafontfile
convert the standard format binary fontfile name fontfile to the code‐
page format required by restorefont(1). The converted font is written
A binary font file of any number of characters up to 256 can be used,
although at least defining the first 128 characters is a good idea. The
fontheight must be in the range 1 - 32.
The fontfile file consist of fontheight bytes stored sequentially (top
to bottom) for each character in your font, starting with the character
with code 0.
The format of vgafontfile is that required by restorefont(1) and
This utility is part of svgalib and can be found in the utils/ subdi‐
rectory of the original svgalib distribution. However, it is not
installed by default, s.t. it is unclear where you can find it if your
svgalib was install linux distribution.
In case of any such problem, simply get an svgalib distribution from
the net. You don't need to install it. Just make in the utils/ subdi‐
recty. As of this writing, svgalib-1.2.12.tar.gz is the latest version
and can be retrieved by ftp from sunsite.unc.edu at
/pub/Linux/libs/graphics and tsx-11.mit.edu at /pub/linux/sources/libs
which will most probably be mirrored by a site close to you.
SEE ALSOsvgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), dumpreg(1), fix132x43(1),
restorefont(1), restorepalette(1), restoretextmode(1), runx(1),
savetextmode(1), setmclk(1), textmode(1).
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <email@example.com-
essen.de>. The exact source of the referenced utility as well as of the
original documentation is unknown.
It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm
Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the
original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to
this first version of the svgalib manual.
Svgalib (>= 1.2.11) 2 Aug 1997 convfont(1)