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TrueType to BDF converter available

Folks, this posting about a TrueType to BDF converter may
be of some interest to you.  I have found relatively little
software available for dealing with TrueType fonts.  Since
this code is based on the FreeType TT renderer, perhaps one
of you will be able to adapt it to produce TeX GF or PK fonts.


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Subject: TrueType to BDF converter available

For those of you doing font work (Unicode or otherwise) for Unix, I just put
together a TT->BDF converter based on the FreeType TT renderer.  The source
code is now part of the FreeType distribution which is available from:


I have pre-built binaries available from:

  [Binaries: Linux, Solaris, SunOS]

The resulting BDF fonts still have a few minor problems (to be fixed in later
ttf2bdf versions), but loading them into the XmBDFEditor and saving them will
automatically fix those problems.  The XmBDFEditor is available in source and
binary form in the same directory as the ttf2bdf binaries.

For those interested in this sort of thing, I would like to mention that the
FreeType renderer will soon be available as an additional renderer for X11R6
and it's font server.  I'll be announcing the release on comp.fonts and
comp.windows.x near the end of this month after a testing period.
Mark Leisher                     "A designer knows he has achieved perfection
Computing Research Lab            not when there is nothing left to add, but
New Mexico State University       when there is nothing left to take away."
Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL                   -- Antoine de Saint-Exup éry
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Nelson H. F. Beebe                  Tel: +1 801 581 5254
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