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



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


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 ...


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.


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 recompressed.
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 /usr[/local]/share/xfonts-traditional.
--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 a warning.


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.
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