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mkfontscale - create an index of scalable font files for X
-b ] [
-s ] [
-o filename ] [
-x suffix ] [
-a encoding ] ... [
-f fuzz ] [
-l ] [
-e directory ] [
-p prefix ] [
-r prefix ] [
-n prefix ] [
-- ] [
directory ] ...
For each directory argument,
mkfontscale reads all of the scalable font files in the directory. For every font
file found, an X11 font name (XLFD) is generated, and is written
together with the file name to a file
fonts.scale in the directory.
fonts.scale file should be checked and possibly manually edited before being used
as input for the
read bitmap fonts. By default, bitmap fonts are ignored.
ignore scalable fonts. By default, scalable fonts are read. If
-b is set, this flag has the side effect of enabling the reading of
-o filename send program output to
filename; default is
fonts.scale if bitmap fonts are not being read, and
fonts.dir if they are. If
filename is relative, it is created in the directory being processed. If it is
the special value
-, output is written to standard output.
-x suffix |
exclude all files with the specified
-a encoding |
encoding to the list of encodings searched for.
-f fuzz ||
set the fraction of characters that may be missing in large encodings to
fuzz percent. Defaults to 2%.
fonts.dir files suitable for implementations that cannot reencode legacy fonts
(BDF and PCF). By default, it is assumed that the implementation can
reencode Unicode-encoded legacy fonts.
specifies a directory with encoding files. Every such
directory is scanned for encoding files, the list of which is then
written to an "encodings.dir" file in every font directory.
Specifies a prefix that is prepended to the encoding file path names
when they are written to the "encodings.dir" file. The prefix is
prepended litterally: if a / is required between the prefix and the path
names, it must be supplied explicitly as part of the prefix.
Keep non-absolute encoding directories in their relative form when
writing the "encodings.dir" file. The default is to convert relative
encoding directories to absolute directories by prepending the current
directory. The positioning of this options is significant, as this
option only applies to subsequent
do not scan for fonts, do not write font directory files. This option
is useful when generating encoding directories only.
end of options.
The format of the
fonts.scale, fonts.dir and
encodings.dir files is documented in the mkfontdir(1) manual page.
Mkfontscale will overwrite any
fonts.scale file even if it has been hand-edited.
mkfontscale -b -s -l is equivalent to
The version of
mkfontscale included in this X.Org Foundataion release
was originally written by Juliusz Chroboczek <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the XFree86
project. The functionality of this program was inspired by the
ttmkfdir utility by Joerg Pommnitz.