Rotating X Fonts?
Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Tue Oct 28 09:12:38 PDT 2008
Carl Schumann wrote:
> 2. Is there any documentation/standard for the use of rotated fonts,
> e.g., the name of the rotated font above is mostly a mystery between
> the ?
They were specified in X11R6, but never really used much since they
specified rotating each individual character, but not the line of
text, so weren't very useful. (i.e, asking it to rotate < > would
result in ^ V being drawn and not the more commonly expected
The specification of what you can put between the  is in the XLFD
(X Logical Font Description) specs, along with the details of each
of the 13 other fields between the dashes. A PDF version is posted
at http://www.xfree86.org/current/xlfd.pdf - the section you are looking
for is "Matrix Transformations", starting on the page numbered 24
(page 26 of the PDF).
-Alan Coopersmith- alan.coopersmith at sun.com
Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering
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