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       mkfontscale - create an index of scalable font files for X


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


       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.


       -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.


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


       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.


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