Subject: Re: XF86 4.x and international fonts
To: Valeriy E. Ushakov <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 06/13/2003 19:09:00
My question was, is this needed for the international font builds?

i.e. should we go ahead and convert it as well?


>On Fri, Jun 13, 2003 at 15:58:59 +0200, Matthias Scheler wrote:
>> > today. Does it get used when building international fonts?
>> Yes, if "HasPer5" is defined. But I don't know what its purpose is.
>Uhmm, but it has a manpage that describes the purpose...
>.B bdftruncate
>allows one to generate from an ISO10646-1 encoded BDF font other ISO10646-1
>BDF fonts in which all characters above a threshold code value are stored
>unencoded.  This is often desirable because the Xlib API and X11 protocol
>data structures used for representing font metric information are extremely
>inefficient when handling sparsely populated fonts.
>The command
>bdftruncate 0x3200 < 6x13.bdf > 6x13t.bdf
>will generate the file 6x13t.bdf in which all glyphs with codes
>>= 0x3200 will only be stored unencoded (i.e., they are encoded at
>codepoint -1).
>SY, Uwe
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