Andy Ferguson wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Nov 1999, Enda Hanrahan wrote:
> > There's a tut written by Kevin Lyda on linux.ie - I found it excellent, but
> > may not be of much use unless you have Redhat.
> On a similar topic, any pointers for tools and documentation on
> creating fonts in and for X?
Well, no, but I have made my own. It's off my webpage somewhere
You need xmbdfed (X-Motif BDF EDitor - or fxedor), and somewhere to
start. Commands needed:
fstobdf copys an X font from the X Server, to a "bdf" file - just a
load of bitmaps all in one file. This comes with X.
bdftopcf turns a bdf file to a pcf file, which can be compressed &
dumped into X11/fonts/misc. No idea where to get this - google is your
Then of course, you need to make up a fonts.alias and fonts.dir file.
That's described in my "kates-font.tgz" archive off my website.
Alas, there aren't anyways of making scaled fonts, with free software
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