[Fontconfig] q about PCF font

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Fri Apr 1 16:44:41 EST 2005

On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Keith Packard wrote:

> Around 12 o'clock on Mar 31, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> > The converter is called fonttosfnt, and the most up-to-date version is
> > the one somewhere in Keith's CVS.
> 	http://keithp.com/cvs.html
> has instructions for accessing this repository.

Cannot find a fonttosfnt module there.


> > It is almost there -- but as far as I'm concerned, I've moved on to
> > greener pastures, and have no intention to go back to hacking fonts in the
> > foreseeable future.
> For Unicode encoded bdf files, it works just fine -- it even merges multiple
> sizes into a single output file.  For non-Unicode bdf files, there's more
> work yet to be done.
> The missing pieces are those needed to capture the information in the BDF
> file which isn't normally in a TTF file in some form, and then some way to
> regenerate the BDF file to test that no information is lost in the
> transformation process.
> But, I've left this unfinished for several years now. Of course, if
> someone else wanted to pick it up and finish it, we could eliminate all of
> the BDF and PCF files in the X distribution once and for all.  That would
> be a huge boon to every OS distributor and X user...
> -keith


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