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FONTTOSFNT(1)               General Commands Manual              FONTTOSFNT(1)



NAME
       fonttosfnt - Wrap a bitmap font in a sfnt (TrueType) wrapper

SYNOPSIS
       fonttosfnt [ options ] -o file.ttf [ -- ] font...

DESCRIPTION
       Wrap  a  bitmap  font  or  a set of bitmap fonts in a sfnt (TrueType or
       OpenType) wrapper.

OPTIONS
       -v     Be verbose.

       -c     Do not crop glyphs.  This usually increases file size,  but  may
              sometimes yield a modest decrease in file size for small charac-
              ter cell fonts (terminal fonts).

       -b     Write byte-aligned glyph data.  By default,  unaligned  data  is
              written, which yields a smaller file size.

       -r     Do  not reencode fonts.  By default, fonts are reencoded to Uni-
              code whenever possible.

       -g n   Set the type of scalable glyphs that we write.  If n  is  0,  no
              scalable  glyphs  are  written;  this is legal but confuses most
              current software.  If n is 1, a single scalable glyph (the unde-
              fined glyph) is written; this is recommended, but triggers a bug
              in current versions of FreeType.  If n is  2  (the  default),  a
              sufficiently  high  number  of  blank  glyphs are written, which
              works with FreeType but increases file size.

       -m n   Set the type of scalable metrics that we write.  If n is  0,  no
              scalable metrics are written, which may or may not be legal.  If
              n is 1, full metrics for a single glyph are  written,  and  only
              left  sidebearing values are written for the other glyphs.  If n
              is 2,  scalable  metrics  for  all  glyphs  are  written,  which
              increases file size and is not recommended.  The default is 1.

       --     End of options.

BUGS
       Some  of the font-level values, notably sub- and superscript positions,
       are dummy values.

SEE ALSO
       X(7), Xserver(1), Xft(3x).  Fonts in X11.

AUTHOR
       The version of Fonttosfnt included in this X.Org Foundation release was
       originally  written by Juliusz Chroboczek <jchATfreedesktop.org> for the
       XFree86 project.



X Version 11                   fonttosfnt 1.0.4                  FONTTOSFNT(1)