xglyph - Unix, Linux Command

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xglyph - demonstration program for the t1lib font rasterizer library.


xglyph [ fontfile... ]


This manual page documents briefly the xglyph program. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

xglyph is a program which demonstrates the capabilities of the t1lib library. It allows the user to view an arbitrary character or string rendered in the various ways pgossible with the library. By default, it writes a log file named t1lib.log in the current directory.

If invoked with no arguments, it will attempt to read the global configuration file and font database. It will also accept any number of filenames on the command line, in which case these are treated as font files to be loaded instead of the default font database.


--help Shows a brief help text
--Help Shows a description of all options
  Don’t draw grid lines when displaying glyphs
  Set bitmap padding
  Log errors only
  Log errors and warnings
  Log errors, warnings, and statistics
  Log just about everything
  Don’t make pseudo-boldface glyphs
  Ignore hints when scaling glyphs
  Show debugging info for line-drawing operations in the rasterizer
  Show debugging info for region operations in the rasterizer
  Show debugging info for path operations in the rasterizer
  Show debugging info for hinting in the rasterizer.
  Do some simple performance tests while rasterizing.
  Check that copying fonts works.
  Check that concatenating glyphs works.
  Set a default encoding vector.


In the Debian GNU/Linux version of this program, the environment variable T1LIB_CONFIG, if set, points to an alternate configuration file with which to initialize the library.


xglyph is much more fully documented in the LaTeX documentation that accompanies the upstream t1lib distribution. This documentation is installed in PostScript and source formats with the t1lib-dev package in /usr/share/doc/t1lib-dev, and is also accessible through the dwww system.


This manual page was written by David Huggins-Daines <dhd@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
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