bdftopcf - convert X font from Bitmap Distribution Format to Portable Compiled Format
bdftopcf [-pn] [-un] [-m] [-l] [-M] [-L] [-t] [-i] [-o outputfile] fontfile.bdf
Sets the font glyph padding. Each glyph in the font will
have each scanline padded in to a multiple of
is 1, 2, 4 or 8.
Sets the font scanline unit. When the font bit order is different
from the font byte order, the scanline unit
what unit of data (in bytes) are to be swapped; the unit
can be 1, 2 or 4 bytes.
Sets the font bit order to MSB (most significant bit) first.
Bits for each glyph will be placed in this order; that is, the left most
bit on the screen will be in the highest valued bit in each unit.
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
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
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
When this option is specified,
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. (The behavior described here for the
switch is the default behavior. The switch is maintained only for
backwards compatibility and has no effect.)
This option inhibits the normal computation of ink metrics.
When a font has glyph images which do not fill the bitmap image (that is,
the "on" pixels do not extend to the edges of the metrics)
computes the actual ink metrics and places them in the
option inhibits this
file to standard output; this option gives the name of a file
to be used instead.
program 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 particular 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.
Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium