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


   Bdftopcf 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.


   -pn     Sets the font glyph padding.  Each glyph in the font will  have
           each scanline padded in to a multiple of n bytes, where n is 1,
           2, 4 or 8.

   -un     Sets the font scanline  unit.   When  the  font  bit  order  is
           different  from  the  font  byte  order,  the  scanline  unit n
           describes what unit of data (in bytes) are to be  swapped;  the
           unit i can be 1, 2 or 4 bytes.

   -m      Sets  the  font  bit order to MSB (most significant bit) first.
           Bits for each glyph will be placed in  this  order;  i.e.,  the
           left  most  bit on the screen will be in the highest valued bit
           in each unit.

   -l      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 unit.

   -M      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 byte first.

   -L      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 byte first.

   -t      When this option is specified, bdftopcf 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.

   -i      This  option  inhibits  the  normal computation of ink metrics.
           When a font has glyph images which do not fill the bitmap image
           (i.e.,  the  "on"  pixels  don't  extend  to  the  edges of the
           metrics) bdftopcf computes the actual ink  metrics  and  places
           them in the .pcf file; the -t option inhibits this behaviour.

   -o output-file-name
           By  default  bdftopcf  writes  the pcf file to standard output;
           this option gives the name of a file to be used instead.

   -v      Print version information and exit.




   Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium


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