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 BDFTOPCF(1)			X Version 11			 BDFTOPCF(1)
				 Release 6.1



 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



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 BDFTOPCF(1)			X Version 11			 BDFTOPCF(1)
				 Release 6.1



	      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(1)

 AUTHOR
      Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium










































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