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       fondu - convert Macintosh font files to UNIX font format


       fondu [-force] [-inquire] [-show] [-latin1] [-afm] [-trackps] macfile...


       The program fondu reads a series of Macintosh font files, checks their resource forks, and
       extracts all font related items into separate files.

       Input files may be either macbinary files (.bin),  binhex  files  (.hqx),  bare  Macintosh
       resource forks, or data fork resource files (.dfont, as used by MacOS X).  A bare resource
       fork may be generated easily be copying a file with a resource fork onto  a  diskette  (or
       zip  drive)  using  DOS  format.   The  Macintosh will create a folder called resource.frk
       (invisible on the Macintosh itself), in which the resource fork  will  reside  as  a  bare

       The  command  line should end with a list of one or more Macintosh font files, macfile...;
       these files should be macbinary (.bin), binhex(.hqx), or bare resource fork files.


       -force Force overwriting of the original file.

              Prompt for input before overwriting files. This overrides -force.

       -show  Print out each file as it is created.

              Recode any macintosh bitmap fonts (NFNTs) from  the  macintosh  roman  encoding  to

              If  the macfiles argument mentions a file containing a FOND, and that FOND mentions
              external PostScript resource files, then attempt to open those PostScript files  as
              well as processing the original file.

       -afm   For  any  macfile  which  contains  a  FOND  and  points to at least one PostScript
              resource file create an Adobe Font Metrics (afm) file. Fondu will merge  width  and
              bounding box information from the PostScript files, and kerning data from the FOND.


       George Williams (

       Manual    page    by    Ziying    Sherwin    (   and   R.P.C   Rodgers
       (, Lister Hill National Center  for  Biomedical  Communications,  U.S.
       National Library of Medicine.

                                           27 May 2004                                   FONDU(1)