Unix/Linux Go Back    


X11R7.4 - man page for mkfontscale (x11r4 section 1)

Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages
Man Page or Keyword Search:   man
Select Man Page Set:       apropos Keyword Search (sections above)


MKFONTSCALE(1)									   MKFONTSCALE(1)

NAME
       mkfontscale - create an index of scalable font files for X

SYNOPSIS
       mkfontscale  [ -b ] [ -s ] [ -o filename ] [ -x suffix ] [ -a encoding ] ... [ -f fuzz ] [
       -l ] [ -e directory ] [ -p prefix ] [ -r prefix ] [ -n prefix ] [ -- ] [ directory ] ...

DESCRIPTION
       For each directory argument, mkfontscale reads all of  the  scalable  font  files  in  the
       directory.   For every font file found, an X11 font name (XLFD) is generated, and is writ-
       ten together with the file name to a file fonts.scale in the directory.

       The resulting fonts.scale file should be checked and possibly manually edited before being
       used as input for the mkfontdir(1) program.

OPTIONS
       -b     read bitmap fonts.  By default, bitmap fonts are ignored.

       -s     ignore  scalable	fonts.	 By default, scalable fonts are read.  If -b is set, this
	      flag has the side effect of enabling the reading of fonts.scale files.

       -o filename
	      send program output to filename; default is fonts.scale if  bitmap  fonts  are  not
	      being  read,  and fonts.dir if they are.	If filename is relative, it is created in
	      the directory being processed.  If it is the special value -, output is written  to
	      standard output.

       -x suffix
	      exclude all files with the specified suffix.

       -a encoding
	      add encoding to the list of encodings searched for.

       -f fuzz
	      set  the fraction of characters that may be missing in large encodings to fuzz per-
	      cent.  Defaults to 2%.

       -l     Write fonts.dir files suitable for  implementations  that  cannot  reencode  legacy
	      fonts  (BDF  and PCF).  By default, it is assumed that the implementation can reen-
	      code Unicode-encoded legacy fonts.

       -e     specifies a directory with encoding files.  Every such  directory  is  scanned  for
	      encoding	files,	the  list  of which is then written to an "encodings.dir" file in
	      every font directory.

       -p     Specifies a prefix that is prepended to the encoding file path names when they  are
	      written  to  the "encodings.dir" file.  The prefix is prepended literally: if a `/'
	      is required between the prefix and the path names, it must be  supplied  explicitly
	      as part of the prefix.

       -r     Keep  non-absolute  encoding  directories  in  their relative form when writing the
	      "encodings.dir" file.  The default is to convert relative encoding  directories  to
	      absolute	directories by prepending the current directory.  The positioning of this
	      options is significant, as this option only applies to subsequent -e options.

       -n     do not scan for fonts, do not write font directory files.  This  option  is  useful
	      when generating encoding directories only.

       --     end of options.

SEE ALSO
       X(7), Xserver(1), mkfontdir(1), ttmkfdir(1), xfs(1), xset(1)

NOTES
       The  format  of	the  fonts.scale,  fonts.dir and encodings.dir files is documented in the
       mkfontdir(1) manual page.

       Mkfontscale will overwrite any fonts.scale file even if it has been hand-edited.

       mkfontscale -b -s -l is equivalent to mkfontdir.

AUTHOR
       The version of mkfontscale included in this X.Org Foundation release was originally  writ-
       ten  by Juliusz Chroboczek <jch@freedesktop.org> for the XFree86 project.  The functional-
       ity of this program was inspired by the ttmkfdir utility by Joerg Pommnitz.

X Version 11				mkfontscale 1.0.6			   MKFONTSCALE(1)
Unix & Linux Commands & Man Pages : ©2000 - 2018 Unix and Linux Forums


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:08 AM.