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NAME

       bdftopcf - convert X font from Bitmap Distribution Format to Portable Compiled Format

SYNOPSIS

       bdftopcf  [  -pn  ]  [  -un  ] [ -m ] [ -l ] [ -M ] [ -L ] [ -t ] [ -i ] [ -o outputfile ]
       fontfile.bdf

DESCRIPTION

       Bdftopcf is a font compiler for the X server and font server.  Fonts in Portable  Compiled
       Format  can  be  read  by  any  architecture, although the file is structured to allow one
       particular architecture to read them directly  without  reformatting.   This  allows  fast
       reading  on  the  appropriate  machine,  but  the  files are still portable (but read more
       slowly) on other machines.

OPTIONS

       -pn     Sets the font glyph padding.  Each glyph in  the  font  will  have  each  scanline
               padded in to a multiple of n bytes, where n is 1, 2, 4 or 8.

       -un     Sets  the  font scanline unit.  When the font bit order is different from the font
               byte order, the scanline unit n describes what unit of data (in bytes) are  to  be
               swapped; the unit i can be 1, 2 or 4 bytes.

       -m      Sets  the font bit order to MSB (most significant bit) first.  Bits for each glyph
               will be placed in this order; i.e., the left most bit on the screen will be in the
               highest valued bit in each unit.

       -l      Sets  the  font bit order to LSB (least significant bit) first.  The left most bit
               on the screen will be in the lowest valued bit in each unit.

       -M      Sets the font byte order to MSB first.  All multi-byte data in the file  (metrics,
               bitmaps and everything else) will be written most significant byte first.

       -L      Sets  the font byte order to LSB first.  All multi-byte data in the file (metrics,
               bitmaps and everything else) will be written least significant byte first.

       -t      When this option is specified, bdftopcf will convert fonts into  "terminal"  fonts
               when  possible.  A terminal font has each glyph image padded to the same size; the
               X server can usually render these types of fonts more quickly.

       -i      This option inhibits the normal computation of ink metrics.  When a font has glyph
               images  which  do not fill the bitmap image (i.e., the "on" pixels don't extend to
               the edges of the metrics) bdftopcf computes the actual ink metrics and places them
               in the .pcf file; the -t option inhibits this behaviour.

       -o output-file-name
               By  default bdftopcf writes the pcf file to standard output; this option gives the
               name of a file to be used instead.

SEE ALSO

       X(7)

AUTHOR

       Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium