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bdftopcf(1X)							 bdftopcf(1X)
X11R6									X11R6



NAME

  bdftopcf - convert X font from Bitmap	Distribution Format to Portable	Com-
  piled	Format

SYNOPSIS

  bdftopcf [-pn] [-un] [-m] [-l] [-M] [-L] [-t]	[-i] [-o outputfile]
  fontfile.bdf

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; that is,	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 signifi-
      cant byte	first.

  -t  When this	option is specified, bdftopcf will convert fonts into "termi-
      nal" 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. (The behavior described here for the -t switch is the
      default behavior.	The switch is maintained only for backwards compati-
      bility and has no	effect.)

  -i  This option inhibits the normal computation of ink metrics.  When	a
      font has glyph images which do not fill the bitmap image (that is, the
      "on" pixels do not extend	to the edges of	the metrics) bdftopcf com-
      putes the	actual ink metrics and places them in the .pcf file; the -i
      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.



DESCRIPTION

  The bdftopcf program 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.

SEE ALSO

  X(1X)

AUTHOR

  Keith	Packard, MIT X Consortium