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ucs2any General Commands Manual ucs2any

NAME

ucs2any – generate BDF fonts containing subsets of ISO 10646-1 code‐
points

SYNOPSIS

ucs2any [ +d | -d ] source-name { mapping-file registry-encoding } …

DESCRIPTION

ucs2any allows one to generate from an ISO 10646-1 encoded BDF font
other BDF fonts in any possible encoding. This way, one can derive
from a single ISO 10646-1 master font a whole set of 8-bit fonts in all
ISO 8859 and various other encodings.

OPTIONS

+d puts DEC VT100 graphics characters in the C0 range (default for
upright, character-cell fonts).

-d omits DEC VT100 graphics characters from the C0 range (default
for all font types except upright, character-cell fonts).

OPERANDS
source-name
is the name of an ISO 10646-1 encoded BDF file.

mapping-file
is the name of a character set table like those at
. These files can also
typically be found installed in the /usr/share/fonts/X11/util
directory.

registry-encoding
are the CHARSET_REGISTRY and CHARSET_ENCODING field values for
the font name (XLFD) of the target font, separated by a hyphen.

Any number of mapping-file and registry-encoding operand pairs may be
specified.

EXAMPLE
The command
ucs2any 6×13.bdf 8859-1.TXT iso8859-1 8859-2.TXT iso8859-2
will generate the files 6×13-iso8859-1.bdf and 6×13-iso8859-2.bdf.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Hopefully a future release will have a facility similar to ucs2any
built into the server, and reencode ISO 10646-1 on the fly, because
storing the same fonts in many different encodings is clearly a waste
of storage capacity.

SEE ALSO

bdftruncate

AUTHOR

ucs2any was written by Markus Kuhn.

Branden Robinson wrote this manual page, originally for the Debian
Project.

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