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NAME

       pk2bm - create a bitmap from a TeX pkfont

SYNOPSIS:

       pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -cchar pkfont

       pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -ooctchar pkfont

DESCRIPTION

       This program generates a bitmap (ASCII file) which can be used to create X11 applications.
       The bitmap file consists of all pixels of the  specified  character  (via  the  -c  or  -o
       option) from the given pkfont. The format is described in bitmap(X11).

       The  pkfont  is  a packed fontfile generated by gftopk(TeX) from a gffont. A gffont is the
       output of METAFONT a program to design fonts in a device independant way.

       With the -b flag a bitmap is generated in which all black pixels are drawn as  a  `*'  and
       all white bits as a `.'. With the -h flag a hexadecimal bitmap dump is generated.

       The  -W  and/or  -H  options  can  be used to create a bitmap of respectivally `width' and
       `height' pixels. The pk-bitmap will in this  case  be  centered  according  to  these  new
       dimensions.

       The output is written to the standard output.

SEE ALSO

       `METAFONT', Donald Knuth.
       `The PKtype processor', belonging to the METAFONTware.
       bitmap(X11),
       gftopk(TeX),
       pktype(TeX),
       ps2pk(1)

AUTHOR

       Piet Tutelaers <rcpt@urc.tue.nl>

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