1. NAME

ucs2any - generate BDF fonts containing subsets of ISO 10646-1 codepoints

2. SYNOPSIS

ucs2any [

+d |

-d ] source-name { mapping-file registry-encoding } . . .

3. 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.

4. 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).

5. 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

R <ftp://ftp.unicode.org/Public/MAPPINGS/> . These files can also typically be found installed in the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/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.

6. EXAMPLE

The command ucs2any 6x13.bdf 8859-1.TXT iso8859-1 8859-2.TXT iso8859-2 will generate the files 6x13-iso8859-1.bdf and 6x13-iso8859-2.bdf .

7. 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.

8. SEE ALSO

R bdftruncate (1)

9. AUTHOR

ucs2any was written by Markus Kuhn.

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