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



 NAME
      xfs - X font server

 SYNOPSIS
      xfs [-config configuration_file] [-port tcp_port]

 DESCRIPTION
      Xfs is the X Window System font server.  It supplies fonts to X Window
      System display servers.

 STARTING THE SERVER
      The server is usually run by a system administrator, and started via
      boot files like /sbin/init.d/xfs.	 Users may also wish to start
      private font servers for specific sets of fonts.

 OPTIONS
      -config configuration_file
	      Specifies the configuration file the font server will use.

      -ls listen-socket
	      Specifies a file descriptor which is already set up to be used
	      as the listen socket.  This option is only intended to be used
	      by the font server itself when automatically spawning another
	      copy of itself to handle additional connections.

      -port tcp_port
	      Specifies the TCP port number on which the server will listen
	      for connections.

 SIGNALS
      SIGTERM This causes the font server to exit cleanly.

      SIGUSR1 This signal is used to cause the server to re-read its
	      configuration file.

      SIGUSR2 This signal is used to cause the server to flush any cached
	      data it may have.

      SIGHUP  This signal is used to cause the server to reset, closing all
	      active connections and re-reading the configuration file.

 CONFIGURATION
      The configuration language is a list of keyword and value pairs.	Each
      keyword is followed by an '=' and then the desired value.

      Recognized keywords include:


      catalogue (list of string)
	   Ordered list of font path element names.  Use of the keyword
	   "catalogue" is very misleading at present, the current



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	   implementation only supports a single catalogue ("all"),
	   containing all of the specified fonts.

      alternate-servers (list of string)
	   List of alternate servers for this font server.

      client-limit (cardinal)
	   Number of clients this font server will support before refusing
	   service.  This is useful for tuning the load on each individual
	   font server.

      clone-self (boolean)
	   Whether this font server should attempt to clone itself when it
	   reachs the client-limit.

      default-point-size (cardinal)
	   The default pointsize (in decipoints) for fonts that don't
	   specify.  The default is 120.

      default-resolutions (list of resolutions)
	   Resolutions the server supports by default.	This information may
	   be used as a hint for pre-rendering, and substituted for scaled
	   fonts which do not specify a resolution.  A resolution is a
	   comma-separated pair of x and y resolutions in pixels per inch.
	   Multiple resolutions are separated by commas.

      error-file (string)
	   Filename of the error file.	All warnings and errors will be
	   logged here.

      port (cardinal)
	   TCP port on which the server will listen for connections.

      use-syslog (boolean)
	   Whether syslog(3) (on supported systems) is to be used for
	   errors.

      deferglyphs (string)
	   Set the mode for delayed fetching and caching of glyphs.  Value
	   is "none", meaning deferred glyphs is disabled, "all", meaning it
	   is enabled for all fonts, and "16", meaning it is enabled only
	   for 16-bits fonts.

 EXAMPLE
      #
      # sample font server configuration file
      #

      # allow a max of 10 clients to connect to this font server
      client-limit = 10




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      # when a font server reaches its limit, start up a new one
      clone-self = on

      # alternate font servers for clients to use
      alternate-servers = hansen:7101,hansen:7102

      # where to look for fonts
      # the first is a set of Speedo outlines, the second is a set of
      # misc bitmaps and the last is a set of 100dpi bitmaps
      #
      catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/speedo,
	   /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,
	   /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/

      # in 12 points, decipoints
      default-point-size = 120

      # 100 x 100 and 75 x 75
      default-resolutions = 100,100,75,75
      use-syslog = off


 FONT SERVER NAMES
      One of the following forms can be used to name a font server that
      accepts TCP connections:

	  tcp/hostname:port
	  tcp/hostname:port/cataloguelist

      The hostname specifies the name (or decimal numeric address) of the
      machine on which the font server is running.  The port is the decimal
      TCP port on which the font server is listening for connections.  The
      cataloguelist specifies a list of catalogue names, with '+' as a
      separator.

      Examples: tcp/fs.x.org:7100, tcp/18.30.0.212:7101/all.

      One of the following forms can be used to name a font server that
      accepts DECnet connections:

	  decnet/nodename::font$objname
	  decnet/nodename::font$objname/cataloguelist

      The nodename specifies the name (or decimal numeric address) of the
      machine on which the font server is running.  The objname is a normal,
      case-insensitive DECnet object name.  The cataloguelist specifies a
      list of catalogue names, with '+' as a separator.

      Examples: DECnet/SRVNOD::FONT$DEFAULT,
      decnet/44.70::font$special/symbols.




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 FILES
      The config file for xfs resides in /etc/X11/fs/config.

 SEE ALSO
      X(1), The X Font Service Protocol,
      Font server implementation overview

 BUGS
      Multiple catalogues should be supported.

 AUTHORS
      Dave Lemke, Network Computing Devices, Inc
      Keith Packard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology









































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