fonttosfnt - Wrap a bitmap font in a sfnt (TrueType) wrapper
2. SYNOPSIS ▲
fonttosfnt [ options ]
-o file.ttf [
-- ] font ...
3. DESCRIPTION ▲
Wrap a bitmap font or a set of bitmap fonts in a sfnt (TrueType or OpenType) wrapper.
4. OPTIONS ▲
Do not crop glyphs. This usually increases file size, but may sometimes yield a modest decrease in file size for small character cell fonts (terminal fonts).
Write byte-aligned glyph data. By default, unaligned data is written, which yields a smaller file size.
Do not reencode fonts. By default, fonts are reencoded to Unicode whenever possible.
- -g n
Set the type of scalable glyphs that we write. If n is 0, no scalable glyphs are written; this is legal but confuses most current software. If n is 1, a single scalable glyph (the undefined glyph) is written; this is recommended, but triggers a bug in current versions of
R FreeType . If n is 2 (the default), a sufficiently high number of blank glyphs are written, which works with
FreeType but increases file size.
- -m n
Set the type of scalable metrics that we write. If n is 0, no scalable metrics are written, which may or may not be legal. If n is 1, full metrics for a single glyph are written, and only left sidebearing values are written for the other glyphs. If n is 2, scalable metrics for all glyphs are written, which increases file size and is not recommended. The default is 1.
End of options.
5. BUGS ▲
Some of the font-level values, notably sub- and superscript positions, are dummy values.
6. SEE ALSO ▲
7. AUTHOR ▲
The version of
Fonttosfnt included in this X.Org Foundation release was originally written by Juliusz Chroboczek <> for the XFree86 project.