ucs2any  -  generate  BDF  fonts  containing  subsets  of  ISO  10646-1


   ucs2any [ +d | -d ] source-name { mapping-file registry-encoding } ...


   ucs2any allows one to generate from an ISO  10646-1  encoded  BDF  font
   other  BDF  fonts  in  any possible encoding.  This way, one can derive
   from a single ISO 10646-1 master font a whole set of 8-bit fonts in all
   ISO 8859 and various other encodings.


   +d     puts  DEC VT100 graphics characters in the C0 range (default for
          upright, character-cell fonts).

   -d     omits DEC VT100 graphics characters from the C0  range  (default
          for all font types except upright, character-cell fonts).


          is the name of an ISO 10646-1 encoded BDF file.

          is   the   name   of   a  character  set  table  like  those  at
          <ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/>.  These files can  also
          typically  be  found  installed in the /usr/share/fonts/X11/util

          are the CHARSET_REGISTRY and CHARSET_ENCODING field  values  for
          the font name (XLFD) of the target font, separated by a hyphen.

   Any  number  of mapping-file and registry-encoding operand pairs may be


   The command
          ucs2any 6x13.bdf 8859-1.TXT iso8859-1 8859-2.TXT iso8859-2
   will generate the files 6x13-iso8859-1.bdf and 6x13-iso8859-2.bdf.


   Hopefully a future release will have  a  facility  similar  to  ucs2any
   built  into  the  server,  and reencode ISO 10646-1 on the fly, because
   storing the same fonts in many different encodings is clearly  a  waste
   of storage capacity.




   ucs2any was written by Markus Kuhn.

   Branden  Robinson  wrote  this  manual  page, originally for the Debian


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