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NAME

       FontDataBase - database of fonts accessible to t1lib.

DESCRIPTION

       This  manual  page  has  been  written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution.  It has been
       adapted from the documentation included in the upstream t1lib distribution.

       /etc/t1lib/FontDataBase is a text file which contains, minimally, the basenames of Type  1
       font  files  to  be  made  accessible to the t1lib font rasterizer library.  The format is
       intentionally similar to that of the fonts.dir and fonts.scale files used by X11.

       Line 1 of this file contains a positive integer specifying the number of fonts declared in
       that file. This is as in the fonts.dir files of the X11 system.

       All  remaining lines contain declarations of one font each. The only thing taken from such
       a line is the last string (delimited by white space) in it. It is assumed to be a filename
       of the format basename.someextension.

       The  basename part is assumed to be the basename(1) of a fontfile.  After the a string has
       been parsed, the extension is cut off and replaced  in  turn  with  .pfa  and  .pfb.   The
       initialization  routine  tries  to  open  a  font  file in its search path with one of the
       resulting filenames.

       The remainder of the line, i.e., from beginning to the start of the  filename  string,  is
       completely ignored and thus may contain information for other programs.

EXAMPLES

       Here is a minimal font database file for 4 fonts:

       4
       isvl.afm
       isvli.afm
       isvd.afm
       isvdi.afm

       This  file  is  minimal,  because it contains just the information needed, and nothing not
       needed by the library.

       Here is a more realistic example, which allows an application to match a  fully  qualified
       X11 fontname to a FontID in t1lib.  This is also a valid font database file:

       4
       Souvenir Souvenir-Light       --- -itc-souvenir-light-r-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvl.afm
       Souvenir Souvenir-LightItalic -*- -itc-souvenir-light-i-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvli.afm
                 Souvenir-Demi       *-- -itc-souvenir-demi-r-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvd.afm
                 Souvenir-DemiItalic **- -itc-souvenir-demi-i-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvdi.afm

FILES

       /etc/t1lib/FontDataBase

SEE ALSO

       mkfontdir(1x)

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