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ucs2any

Section: Misc. Reference Manual Pages (1x)
Updated: font-util 1.0.1
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NAME

ucs2any - generate BDF fonts containing subsets of ISO 10646-1 codepoints  

SYNOPSIS

ucs2any [ +d | -d ] source-name { mapping-file registry-encoding } ...  

DESCRIPTION

ucs2any allows one to generate from an ISO 10646-1 encoded BDF font other BDF fonts in any possible encoding. This way, one can derive from a single ISO 10646-1 master font a whole set of 8-bit fonts in all ISO 8859 and various other encodings.  

OPTIONS

+d
puts DEC VT100 graphics characters in the C0 range (default for upright, character-cell fonts).
-d
omits DEC VT100 graphics characters from the C0 range (default for all font types except upright, character-cell fonts).
 

OPERANDS

source-name
is the name of an ISO 10646-1 encoded BDF file.
mapping-file
is the name of a character set table like those at <ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/>. These files can also typically be found installed in the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/util/ directory.
registry-encoding
are the CHARSET_REGISTRY and CHARSET_ENCODING field values for the font name (XLFD) of the target font, separated by a hyphen.

Any number of mapping-file and registry-encoding operand pairs may be specified.  

EXAMPLE

The command
ucs2any 6x13.bdf 8859-1.TXT iso8859-1 8859-2.TXT iso8859-2
will generate the files 6x13-iso8859-1.bdf and 6x13-iso8859-2.bdf.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Hopefully a future release will have a facility similar to ucs2any built into the server, and reencode ISO 10646-1 on the fly, because storing the same fonts in many different encodings is clearly a waste of storage capacity.  

SEE ALSO

bdftruncate(1)  

AUTHOR

ucs2any was written by Markus Kuhn.

Branden Robinson wrote this manual page, originally for the Debian Project.


 

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DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
OPERANDS
EXAMPLE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR




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