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fontconverter(1X)					     fontconverter(1X)

       fontconverter - Converts user-defined characters (UDCs) into PCF format

       fontconverter  [-merge]	[-w  width]  [-h height] [-udc udc_name] -font
       'font_name' [-preload] preload_file

       Specifies that command output be merged with an existing PCF font file.
       When  the -merge option is specified, the command does not create a BDF
       file. See also the entry for the -font option.  Specifies the width  of
       the  UDC font glyph. Use this option only when input fonts were created
       with a width smaller than the one specified for the cedit  font-editing
       window.	 Specifies  the	 height of the UDC font glyph. Use this option
       only when input fonts were created with a height smaller than  the  one
       specified  for  the cedit font-editing window.  Specifies a non-default
       registry name when the -merge option is not specified. The  file	 names
       for  output files include base_name as the registry component, to which
       the fontconverter command automatically appends width and height speci‐
       fiers and the and file types.  The default registry names for UDC fonts
       vary according to language, as follows:

	      JISX.UDC, for Japanese
	      DEC.CNS.UDC, for Hanyu
	      GB.UDC, for Hanzi
	      When used with the -merge option, specifies the target font file
	      for the merge operation.

	      When  used  without  the	-merge option, specifies the font file
	      whose header is used as a reference for generating the header of
	      the  standalone  output  file. Information in the reference font
	      file is also used to determine default characters in the	stand‐
	      alone  output  file.  (A default character is a glyph, usually a
	      square, that is displayed when the font file does not contain  a
	      glyph for a specified code.)

	      The  reference_font parameter is specified using the format reg‐
	      istry_width_height, for example:

	      -font 'JISX.UDC_*' Specifies the file name of the input UDC file
	      in  a  nondefault	 position  on  the  command  line. Include the
	      -preload option only when specifying the preload_file  parameter
	      at a command line position other than last.

       Specifies  the input UDC font file for which PCF and BDF output formats
       are generated.

       The fontconverter command creates  PCF  format  font  files  for	 user-
       defined	characters  (UDCs)  that are created by the font editor of the
       cedit utility. The PCF format font files allow UDCs to be displayed  by
       X and Motif applications.


       You can also use the cgen command to create standalone PCF and BDF for‐
       mat font files and to merge font information into existing  PCF	format
       files.	The  advantage of using the cgen command for a merge operation
       is that you do not have to use the mkfontdir and xset commands to  make
       information in the merged PCF file available to applications.

       The  following  example	merges	the  UDC  file, udc_font.pre, into the
       -*-140-*jisx0208*  font.	  The	generated   output   file   is	 named
       jisx0208-kanji11_14_14.pcf:     %     fontconverter     -merge	 -font
       '*-140-*jisx0208*' udc_font.pre The following  example  creates	stand‐
       alone  font files in both PCF and BDF formats. The output files contain
       the converted result from udc_font.pre plus the default	character  and
       header information from font *-140-*jisx0208* but have the charset reg‐
       istry name  deckanji.udc:  %fontconverter  -udc	deckanji.udc  \	 -font
       '*-140-*jisx0208*' udc_font.pre

       Contains fontconverter error messages.

       Commands: cedit(1), cgen(1)


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