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NAME

       mkfontscale - create an index of scalable font files for X

SYNOPSIS

       mkfontscale [ -b ] [ -s ] [ -o filename ] [ -x suffix ] [ -a encoding ]
       ... [ -f fuzz ] [ -l ] [ -e directory ] [ -p prefix ] [ -r prefix  ]  [
       -n prefix ] [ -- ] [ directory ] ...

DESCRIPTION

       For each directory argument, mkfontscale reads all of the scalable font
       files in the directory.  For every font file found, an  X11  font  name
       (XLFD)  is  generated,  and is written together with the file name to a
       file fonts.scale in the directory.

       The resulting fonts.scale file should be checked and possibly  manually
       edited before being used as input for the mkfontdir(1) program.

OPTIONS

       -b     read bitmap fonts.  By default, bitmap fonts are ignored.

       -s     ignore scalable fonts.  By default, scalable fonts are read.  If
              -b is set, this flag has the side effect of enabling the reading
              of fonts.scale files.

       -o filename
              send  program  output  to  filename;  default  is fonts.scale if
              bitmap fonts are not being read, and fonts.dir if they are.   If
              filename  is  relative,  it  is  created  in the directory being
              processed.  If it is the special value -, output is  written  to
              standard output.

       -x suffix
              exclude all files with the specified suffix.

       -a encoding
              add encoding to the list of encodings searched for.

       -f fuzz
              set  the  fraction  of  characters  that may be missing in large
              encodings to fuzz percent.  Defaults to 2%.

       -l     Write fonts.dir files suitable for implementations  that  cannot
              reencode  legacy fonts (BDF and PCF).  By default, it is assumed
              that the  implementation  can  reencode  Unicode-encoded  legacy
              fonts.

       -e     specifies a directory with encoding files.  Every such directory
              is scanned for encoding files, the list of which is then written
              to an "encodings.dir" file in every font directory.

       -p     Specifies  a  prefix that is prepended to the encoding file path
              names when they are written to the  "encodings.dir"  file.   The
              prefix  is prepended literally: if a `/' is required between the
              prefix and the path names, it must  be  supplied  explicitly  as
              part of the prefix.

       -r     Keep  non-absolute  encoding  directories in their relative form
              when writing  the  "encodings.dir"  file.   The  default  is  to
              convert relative encoding directories to absolute directories by
              prepending the  current  directory.   The  positioning  of  this
              options   is   significant,  as  this  option  only  applies  to
              subsequent -e options.

       -n     do not scan for fonts, do not write font directory files.   This
              option is useful when generating encoding directories only.

       --     end of options.

SEE ALSO

       X(7), Xserver(1), mkfontdir(1), ttmkfdir(1), xfs(1), xset(1)

NOTES

       The  format  of  the  fonts.scale, fonts.dir and encodings.dir files is
       documented in the mkfontdir(1) manual page.

       Mkfontscale will overwrite any fonts.scale file even  if  it  has  been
       hand-edited.

       mkfontscale -b -s -l is equivalent to mkfontdir.

AUTHOR

       The  version  of  mkfontscale included in this X.Org Foundation release
       was originally written by Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@freedesktop.org>  for
       the XFree86 project.  The functionality of this program was inspired by
       the ttmkfdir utility by Joerg Pommnitz.