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       xfstt - X11 Font Server for TrueType fonts


       xfstt [options]


       Xfstt  serves  TrueType  fonts  to  X11  servers. Start xfstt then tell X11 about the font
       server with xset fp+ unix/:7101 or (assuming the X11 server runs on host  xset
       fp+ inet/


       --sync Synchronize  the  font  database with installed fonts and exit when done.  Don't do
              this while xfstt is running.

              Print font list in a format usable for ghostscript during --sync.

       --user username
              This is a security feature which is designed to lessen the  impact  of  any  future
              security  holes  which are found in xfstt. This will cause xfstt to set its UID and
              GID to that of the specified user (if that user doesn't exist then it will use your
              current UID and GID)

       --encoding item[,...]
              Remap  to  different  encodings,  listed  each  separated  by  a  comma. Default is
              iso8859-1. Usage example:
              xfstt --encoding iso8859-2,koi8-r,windows-1251

       --port number
              Change the port number for xfstt's font services.  This version of  Xfstt  defaults
              to port 7101.

              Don't open TCP socket, use unix domain only.

       --dir name
              Change xfstt's font directory.  The default directory is /usr/share/fonts/truetype.

       --cache name
              Change xfstt's font cache directory.  The default directory is /var/cache/xfstt.

       --pidfile name
              Change xfstt's pidfile location.  The default file name is /var/run/

       --res value
              Force  the  resolution  for  underspecified  fonts  to value (typically 96 or 120).
              Default is the value the X11 server suggests which can  be  adjusted  by  the  -dpi
              option of the X11 server. Standard X11 servers have defaults of 72 dpi.

              Allow  some more unicode characters. This is dangerous for many X11 servers.  Start
              the X server with the "-deferglyphs 16" option to give the X server a better chance
              of  surviving.  For  very  carefully  implemented  X servers you may recompile with
              UNSTRAPLIMIT set to 65535 in order to get the complete unicode range.

       --once Exit after the font client disconnects.

              Tell xfstt to be used as inetd service.

              Behave like a daemon.

       --help Print brief usage information on standard output and exit.

              Show the program version.


       xfs(1), xset(1), X(1), inetd(8).


       Originally written by Herbert Duerr <>.
       Has been maintained by Steven Carpenter <>.
       Current maintainer is Guillem Jover <>.