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xfs(1X)								       xfs(1X)

       xfs, fs - X font server

       xfs [-config configuration_file] [-port tcp_port]

       Specifies the configuration file the font server will use.  Specifies a
       file descriptor which is already set  up	 to  be	 used  as  the	listen
       socket.	 This  option  is  only intended to be used by the font server
       itself when automatically spawning another copy	of  itself  to	handle
       additional  connections.	  Specifies  the  TCP port number on which the
       server will listen for connections. The default port number is 7100.

       xfs is the X Window System font server.	It supplies fonts to X	Window
       System display servers.

       The  server  is	usually run by a system administrator, and started via
       boot files like /etc/rc.local.  Users may also wish  to	start  private
       font servers for specific sets of fonts.

       On  Tru64  UNIX	systems,  when the optional worldwide language-support
       subsets are installed, the /sbin/init.d/xfs script is available to cre‐
       ate  and	 delete	 configuration file information for xfs or to manually
       start and stop the server. The script command line  has	the  following

       /sbin/init.d/xfs operation

       The  operation  argument	 is  one  of  the following keywords: Disables
       autostart of the	 font  server  by  removing  its  configuration	 file.
       Enables	autostart  of  the font server after each reboot by creating a
       configuration file.  Starts the font server.  Stops the font server.

       The /sbin/init.d/xfs script is provided mainly for use with the	wwpsof
       print  filter, which uses the X font server to access bitmap fonts that
       the filter converts to PostScript  encoding.  See  wwpsof(8)  for  more
       information about this print filter.

       This  causes  the  font server to exit cleanly.	This signal is used to
       cause the server to re-read its configuration  file.   This  signal  is
       used  to	 cause	the server to flush any cached data it may have.  This
       signal is used to cause the server to reset, closing all active connec‐
       tions and re-reading the configuration file.

       The  configuration  language is a list of keyword and value pairs. Each
       keyword is followed by an '=' and then the desired value.

       Recognized keywords include: The name  of  a  configuration  file  that
       defines the code sets and character associations for glyph caching when
       the font server is reading fonts from another font server.  The default
       cache-config file is /usr/var/X11/fs/fs_cache_config.  If this configu‐
       ration file is defined or if the default fs_cache_config	 file  exists,
       glyph  caching  will  be enabled when the font server is reading from a
       font server for those fonts whose code sets are specified in the	 file.
       Ordered list of font path element names. Use of the keyword "catalogue"
       is very misleading at present, the current implementation only supports
       a  single  catalogue  ("all"),  containing  all of the specified fonts.
       List of alternate servers for this font server.	Number of clients this
       font  server  will support before refusing service.  This is useful for
       tuning the load on each individual  font	 server.   Whether  this  font
       server should attempt to clone itself when it reaches the client-limit.
       The default pointsize (in decipoints) for fonts that  do	 not  specify.
       The  default  is 120.  Resolutions the server supports by default. This
       information may be used as a hint for  pre-rendering,  and  substituted
       for  scaled  fonts which do not specify a resolution. A resolution is a
       comma-separated pair of x and y resolutions in pixels per inch.	Multi‐
       ple  resolutions	 are separated by commas.  Filename of the error file.
       All warnings and errors will be logged here.  TCP  port	on  which  the
       server  will  listen for connections.  The default port number is 7100.
       Whether syslog(3) on supported systems is to be	used  for  errors.   A
       list of font renderer libraries.	 Each entry is a library name that can
       optionally be followed  by  a  semi-colon  (;)  and  the	 name  of  the
       library's  initialization  routine.   The following examples show three
       valid ways to format a renderers list entry:




	      If the initialization routine is not specified,  an  attempt  is
	      made  to	construct  the routine name from the library name.  If
	      the name of the library begins with the string libfr_  and  ends
	      with  RegisterFontFileFunctions  to construct the initialization
	      routine name.  For either of the first two examples, the	string
	      Type1  would  have been extracted and used to construct the rou‐
	      tine name Type1RegisterFontFileFunctions.

	      This initialization routine registers the font formats  that  it
	      can  render  in exactly the same manner as the statically linked
	      renderers in the X11R6 sample implementation.  Set the mode  for
	      delayed  fetching and caching of glyphs.	Value is "none", mean‐
	      ing deferred glyphs is disabled, "all", meaning  it  is  enabled
	      for  all fonts, and "16", meaning it is enabled only for 16-bits

       # # sample font server configuration file #

       # allow a max of 10 clients to connect to this font server client-limit
       = 10

       # when a font server reaches its limit, start up a new one clone-self =

       # alternate  font  servers  for	clients	 to  use  alternate-servers  =

       #  where to look for fonts # the first is a set of Speedo outlines, the
       second is a set of # misc bitmaps and the last is a set of 100dpi  bit‐
       maps	 #	catalogue      =      /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/speedo,

       # in 12 points, decipoints default-point-size = 120

       #  100 x 100 and 75 x 75 default-resolutions = 100,100,75,75 use-syslog
       = off

       # dynamically loaded renderers renderers	 =  libfr_Type1.so;Type1Regis‐
       terFontFileFunctions,	   libfr_Speedo.so;SpeedoRegisterFontFileFunc‐

       One of the following forms can be used  to  name	 a  font  server  that
       accepts TCP connections:

	    tcp/hostname:port	   tcp/hostname:port/cataloguelist

       The  hostname  specifies	 the  name (or decimal numeric address) of the
       machine on which the font server is running.  The port is  the  decimal
       TCP  port  on  which  the font server is listening for connections. The
       cataloguelist specifies a list of catalogue names, with '+' as a	 sepa‐

       Examples: tcp/fs.x.org:7100, tcp/

       One  of	the  following	forms  can  be used to name a font server that
       accepts DECnet connections:

	    decnet/nodename::font$objname	    decnet/nodename::font$obj‐

       The  nodename  specifies	 the  name (or decimal numeric address) of the
       machine on which the font server is running. The objname is  a  normal,
       case-insensitive DECnet object name. The cataloguelist specifies a list
       of catalogue names, with '+' as a separator.

       Examples: DECnet/SRVNOD::FONT$DEFAULT,  decnet/44.70::font$special/sym‐

       Multiple catalogues should be supported.

       X(1X), Font server implementation overview

       Dave Lemke, Network Computing Devices, Inc
       Keith Packard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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