update-xfonts-traditional - generate traditional ASCII fixed-with fonts
update-xfonts-traditional --process-pcf in.pcf.gz
update-xfonts-traditional --process-fontdirs fontdir ...
update-xfonts-traditional --process-fonttrees fonttree ...
generates versions of X11 PCF fonts which have
been edited to restore compatibility with traditional versions of US-ASCII,
and to restore some of the glyphs to more traditional appearance.
- Takes a BDF on standard input and tries to generate an
edited BDF on standard output.
- Takes to PCF filename arguments; the input PCF is
uncompressed, decompiled to a BDF, processed, recompiled to a PCF and
- In each fontdir all files font.pcf.gz
are processed, to generate where applicable corresponding
trad--font.pcf.gz files. The mtime, ctime and inode
number of the input files are recorded so that reprocessing the same
directory later will be fast.
- Each fonttree is searched for font directories which
are processed as above.
- Each built in font tree location is searched for font
directories which are processed as above.
- -R|--rules-path rulespath
- Prepend rulespath to the path of directories from
which to load glyph editing rules.
- --share-dir share-dir
- Use share-dir instead of
- --parallel|-j cpus
- Use up to cpus cores for processing fonts. The
default is all the cpus available.
- When scanning font directories, always reprocess all the
fonts, regardless of whether we think they have been done already.
- Treat bad input fonts (eg, ones for which pcf2bdf crashes,
or ones with other problems) as a fatal error. Normally they just produce
- In each font directory, records information about processed
fonts, so as to optimise away unnecessary reprocessing.
- In each font directory, records a lot of which fonts were
processed and to a certain extent if not why not.
- /usr/share/fonts/X11 /usr/local/share/fonts/X11
- Default font tree paths for --update.
- In any font directory, our output files. Any other files
matching this pattern may be overwritten or deleted.
- All went well and there were no warnings.
- With --bdf-filter and --process-pcf only,
indicates that the input font did not need to be edited, or was not
suitable for editing, and has not been written out, so the output
is incomplete, but this is not an error.
- any other
- There were problems.
Only the 6x13 font conventionally called supported. This package comes too late
to rescue Unix from an incompatible change to its character set.