pk2bm



PK2BM(1)                                                              PK2BM(1)




NAME

       pk2bm - create a bitmap from a TeX pkfont


SYNOPSIS:

       pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -cchar pkfont

       pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -ooctchar pkfont


DESCRIPTION

       This  program generates a bitmap (ASCII file) which can be used to cre-
       ate X11 applications. The bitmap file consists of  all  pixels  of  the
       specified  character  (via  the -c or -o option) from the given pkfont.
       The format is described in bitmap(X11).

       The pkfont is a packed fontfile generated by gftopk(TeX) from a gffont.
       A  gffont  is  the  output  of  METAFONT a program to design fonts in a
       device independant way.

       With the -b flag a bitmap is generated in which all  black  pixels  are
       drawn as a ‘*’ and all white bits as a ‘.’. With the -h flag a hexadec-
       imal bitmap dump is generated.

       The -W and/or -H options can be used to create a  bitmap  of  respecti-
       vally  ‘width’  and ‘height’ pixels. The pk-bitmap will in this case be
       centered according to these new dimensions.

       The output is written to the standard output.


SEE ALSO

       ‘METAFONT’, Donald Knuth.
       ‘The PKtype processor’, belonging to the METAFONTware.
       bitmap(X11),
       gftopk(TeX),
       pktype(TeX),
       ps2pk(1)



AUTHOR

       Piet Tutelaers <rcpt@urc.tue.nl>




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