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NAME

       d.font  - Selects the font in which text will be displayed on the user's graphics monitor.

KEYWORDS

       display

SYNOPSIS

       d.font
       d.font help
       d.font [-lL]  [font=string]   [path=string]   [charset=string]   [--verbose]  [--quiet]

   Flags:
       -l
           List fonts

       -L
           List fonts verbosely

       --verbose
           Verbose module output

       --quiet
           Quiet module output

   Parameters:
       font=string
           Choose new current font
           Default: romans

       path=string
           Path to Freetype-compatible font including file name

       charset=string
           Character encoding
           Default: UTF-8

DESCRIPTION

       d.font.freetype  selects  the  freetype font in which text will be displayed on the user's
       graphics monitor.
       The text (character  strings)  displayed  on  the  GRASS  monitor  was  internationalized.
       Internationalization  does  not use vector (Hershey) fonts as the old version, but it uses
       instead TrueType fonts which enables  the  display  of  Double  Byte  characters  such  as
       Japanese  character  set.   To  set  up  TrueType fonts, d.font.freetype performs font and
       character encodings.  This internationalization can now display Japanese and other (asian)
       language texts from vector labels, legends, etc.

USAGE

       To enable displaying of a TrueType font on the GRASS monitor, run:
       d.mon x0
       d.font.freetype [font=TrueTypefontname] [charset=encoding]
       #with:
       # [font]:    TrueType font path (full path including font file name)
       # [charset]: character encoding (EUC-JP, UTF-8, SJIS)
       # Examples on Redhat Linux 9.x:
       d.font.freetype font=/usr/share/fonts/ja/TrueType/kochi-gothic.ttf charset=EUC-JP
       d.font.freetype font=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/luximb.ttf
       # Example on Mandrake 10:
       d.font.freetype font=/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/ipag.ttf charset=EUC-JP

       d.font.freetype font=/usr/share/fonts/openoffice/Vera.ttf
       d.font.freetype font=/usr/share/fonts/ttf/vera/Vera.ttf
       # Example using the freetypecap file:
       d.font.freetype -l
       d.font.freetype font=batang

DEFINITION FILE

       To  help users select fonts conveniently, the definition file, $(GISBASE)/etc/freetypecap,
       is provided.  Its format is as follows:
       font:fontpath:charset:description
       *default_font:fontpath:charset:description
        See the file for examples.

SEE ALSO

       d.text
       d.text.freetype
       d.font
       d.vect

AUTHOR

       FOSS4G members.
       Project sponsored by IPA (Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan)

       Last changed: $Date: 2007-04-07 13:34:10 +0200 (Sat, 07 Apr 2007) $

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