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pk2bm - create a bitmap from a TeX pkfont
pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -cchar pkfont
pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -ooctchar pkfont
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 dimen-
The output is written to the standard output.
`METAFONT', Donald Knuth.
`The PKtype processor', belonging to the METAFONTware.
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