ttmkfdir - Utility to create fonts.scale files for truetype fonts
Originally written by Joerg Pommnitz, ttmkfdir is a tool to create valid and complete
fonts.scale file from TrueType fonts. It is very useful when you plan to use a TrueType
enabled font server that is based on the X11R6 sample implementation (xfsft for instance).
Great care has been taken to correctly identify the encodings that a given TrueType font
The ttmkfdir comes with Red Hat Linux has experienced quite some modifications or improve-
- migration to FreeType 2 library
- more accurate checking for big font files
- support for both two X core font backends, Freetype and XTT
- Truetype collection(ttc) font file support
- additional CJK friendly features
- bug fixes
Here is the detailed usage of Red Hat version of ttmkfdir.
It shows the menus and combo box in iok UI
-e, --encoding <encodings.dir>
ttmkfdir is doing its job by checking each TrueType font file against fontenc
layer, please refer www.xfree86.org/current/fonts.html for details. Default encod-
ings.dir file is /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/encodings/encodings.dir
Specify output, default is fonts.scale in the current directory
Specify TrueType font directory, default is the current directory
Specify name of the default font foundry, default is "misc"
Specify the maximum number of missing characters per encoding, default is 5. This
option applies to the encoding that has less than 256 codepoint definitions.
Specify the maximum percentage of missing characters per encoding, default is 2.
This option applies to the encoding that has more than 256 codepoint definitions.
For X FreeType backend, use value "1", for XTT backend use value "2", default value
is 1. When you have TrueType Collection font(.ttc), you need to use this option.
Additional entries mean those extra TTCaps stuff for XTT backend, mainly for bold
and italic font support. Or for FreeType backend, because FreeType still doesn't
support bold and italic font, ttmkfdir can generate extra "dummy" XLFDs, so appli-
cations who asking those fonts won't complain.
Default value is "0" means off,otherwise use "1" to switch it on.
use less strict completeness tests for encoding tables
use panose information
Yu Shao <email@example.com> and Pravin Satpute <firstname.lastname@example.org>
GNU Library General Public License
March 28, 2013 TTMKFDIR(1)