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BDFTOPCF(1)									      BDFTOPCF(1)

NAME
       bdftopcf - convert X font from Bitmap Distribution Format to Portable Compiled Format

SYNOPSIS
       bdftopcf [ -pn ] [ -un ] [ -m ] [ -l ] [ -M ] [ -L ] [ -t ] [ -i ] [ -o outputfile ] font-
       file.bdf

DESCRIPTION
       Bdftopcf is a font compiler for the X server and font server.  Fonts in Portable  Compiled
       Format  can be read by any architecture, although the file is structured to allow one par-
       ticular architecture to read them directly without reformatting.  This allows fast reading
       on  the	appropriate  machine,  but the files are still portable (but read more slowly) on
       other machines.

OPTIONS
       -pn     Sets the font glyph padding.  Each glyph in  the  font  will  have  each  scanline
	       padded in to a multiple of n bytes, where n is 1, 2, 4 or 8.

       -un     Sets  the  font scanline unit.  When the font bit order is different from the font
	       byte order, the scanline unit n describes what unit of data (in bytes) are  to  be
	       swapped; the unit i can be 1, 2 or 4 bytes.

       -m      Sets  the font bit order to MSB (most significant bit) first.  Bits for each glyph
	       will be placed in this order; i.e., the left most bit on the screen will be in the
	       highest valued bit in each unit.

       -l      Sets  the  font bit order to LSB (least significant bit) first.	The left most bit
	       on the screen will be in the lowest valued bit in each unit.

       -M      Sets the font byte order to MSB first.  All multi-byte data in the file	(metrics,
	       bitmaps and everything else) will be written most significant byte first.

       -L      Sets  the font byte order to LSB first.	All multi-byte data in the file (metrics,
	       bitmaps and everything else) will be written least significant byte first.

       -t      When this option is specified, bdftopcf will convert fonts into	"terminal"  fonts
	       when  possible.	A terminal font has each glyph image padded to the same size; the
	       X server can usually render these types of fonts more quickly.

       -i      This option inhibits the normal computation of ink metrics.  When a font has glyph
	       images  which  do not fill the bitmap image (i.e., the "on" pixels don't extend to
	       the edges of the metrics) bdftopcf computes the actual ink metrics and places them
	       in the .pcf file; the -t option inhibits this behaviour.

       -o output-file-name
	       By  default bdftopcf writes the pcf file to standard output; this option gives the
	       name of a file to be used instead.

SEE ALSO
       X(7x)

AUTHOR
       Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium

X Version 11				   Release 6.6				      BDFTOPCF(1)
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