fontconverter - Converts user-defined characters (UDCs) into PCF format
fontconverter [-merge] [-w width] [-h height] [-udc udc_name] -font 'font_name' [-preload] preload_file
Specifies that command output be merged with an existing PCF font file. When the -merge option is specified, the command does not create a BDF file. See also the entry for the -font option. Specifies the width of the UDC font glyph. Use this option only when input fonts were created with a width smaller than the one specified for the cedit font-editing window. Specifies the height of the UDC font glyph. Use this option only when input fonts were created with a height smaller than the one specified for the cedit font-editing window. Specifies a non-default registry name when the -merge option is not specified. The file names for output files include base_name as the registry component, to which the fontconverter command automatically appends width and height specifiers and the .pcf and .bdf file types. The default registry names for UDC fonts vary according to language, as follows:
Specifies the input UDC font file for which PCF and BDF output
formats are generated.
The fontconverter command creates PCF format font files for user-defined characters (UDCs) that are created by the font editor of the cedit utility. The PCF format font files allow UDCs to be displayed by X and Motif applications.
You can also use the cgen command to create standalone PCF and BDF format font files and to merge font information into existing PCF format files. The advantage of using the cgen command for a merge operation is that you do not have to use the mkfontdir and xset commands to make information in the merged PCF file available to applications.
The following example merges the UDC file, udc_font.pre, into the -*-140-*jisx0208* font. The generated output file is named jisx0208-kanji11_14_14.pcf: % fontconverter -merge -font '*-140-*jisx0208*' udc_font.pre The following example creates standalone font files in both PCF and BDF formats. The output files contain the converted result from udc_font.pre plus the default character and header information from font *-140-*jisx0208* but have the charset registry name deckanji.udc: %fontconverter -udc deckanji.udc \ -font '*-140-*jisx0208*' udc_font.pre
Commands: cedit(1), cgen(1)