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update-xfonts-traditional - generate traditional ASCII fixed-with fonts

UPDATE-XFONTS-TRADITIONAL(8) chiark utilities UPDATE-XFONTS-TRADITIONAL(8)

NAME

update-xfonts-traditional - generate traditional ASCII fixed-with fonts

SYNOPSIS

update-xfonts-traditional --bdf-filter
update-xfonts-traditional --process-pcf in.pcf.gz out.pcf.gz
update-xfonts-traditional --process-fontdirs fontdir ...
update-xfonts-traditional --process-fonttrees fonttree ...

DESCRIPTION

update-xfonts-traditional 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.

MODES

--bdf-filter
Takes a BDF on standard input and tries to generate an edited BDF on standard output.
--process-pcf
Takes to PCF filename arguments; the input PCF is uncompressed, decompiled to a BDF, processed, recompiled to a PCF and recompressed.
--process-fontdirs
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.
--process-fonttrees
Each fonttree is searched for font directories which are processed as above.
--update
Each built in font tree location is searched for font directories which are processed as above.

OPTIONS

-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 /usr[/local]/share/xfonts-traditional.
--parallel|-j cpus
Use up to cpus cores for processing fonts. The default is all the cpus available.
--always-reprocess
When scanning font directories, always reprocess all the fonts, regardless of whether we think they have been done already.
--no-tolerate-bad-fonts
Treat bad input fonts (eg, ones for which pcf2bdf crashes, or ones with other problems) as a fatal error. Normally they just produce a warning.

FILES

xfonts-traditional.done
In each font directory, records information about processed fonts, so as to optimise away unnecessary reprocessing.
xfonts-traditional.log
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.
trad--font.pcf.gz
In any font directory, our output files. Any other files matching this pattern may be overwritten or deleted.

EXIT STATUS

0
All went well and there were no warnings.
2
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.

BUGS

Only the 6x13 font conventionally called supported. This package comes too late to rescue Unix from an incompatible change to its character set.
2012 Greenend