MAN Solaris - bdftops (1)

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NAME

bdftops - Shell script to convert a BDF file to a scalable outline using bdftops.ps

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
See Also
Attributes
Notes

SYNOPSIS

bdftops BDF_filename [AFM_file1_name] gsf_filename fontname UniqueID [XUID] [encodingname]

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DESCRIPTION

Ghostscript provides a way to construct a (low-quality) Type 1 font from a bitmap font in the BDF format popular in the Unix world. The shell script bdftops converts a BDF file to a scalable outline using bdftops.ps.

The arguments have these meanings:

        BDF_filename    Input bitmap file in BDF format
        AFM_file1_name  AFM files giving metrics                (Optional)
        gsf_filename    Output file
        fontname                Name of the font
        UniqueID                UniqueID
        XUID                    XUID, in the form n1.n2.n3...           (Optional)
        encodingname    "StandardEncoding" (the default),       (Optional)
                                "ISOLatin1Encoding", "SymbolEncoding",
                                "DingbatsEncoding"

See the Fonts.htm document in the Ghostscript distribution for information on converting fonts.

EXAMPLES

        bdftops pzdr.bdf ZapfDingbats.afm pzdr.gsf ZapfDingbats 4100000 1000000.1.41

Then make an entry in Fontmap for the .gsf file (pzdr.gsf in this example).

SEE ALSO

gs(1)

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWgscr
Interface StabilityVolatile

NOTES

Source for ESP gs is available on http://opensolaris.org.
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Ghostscript bdftops (1) 24 October 2002
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