mkcfm



MKCFM(1)                                                              MKCFM(1)




NAME

       mkcfm - create summaries of font metric files in CID font directories


SYNOPSIS

       mkcfm [CID-font-directory-name]


DESCRIPTION

       There  is usually only one CID font directory on the X font path. It is
       usually called /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID. If you do not  specify  an
       argument,  mkcfm  will  try  to  go  through the subdirectories of that
       directory, and create one summary of font metric files for each CIDFont
       (character  descriptions)  file  and each CMap (Character Maps) file it
       finds. The summaries of font metric files are put in the  existing  CFM
       subdirectory.  The  CFM subdirectories are created when CID-keyed fonts
       are installed.

       If you specify a CID font directory as an argument, mkcfm will  try  to
       go through the subdirectories of that directory, and create one summary
       of font metric files for each CIDFont file and each CMap file it finds.
       mkcfm  will  calculate the summaries of the font metric files stored in
       AFM subdirectories of the CID font directory.

       Those summaries are needed by the  rasterizer  of  CID-keyed  fonts  to
       speed up the response to X font calls. If those files do not exist, CID
       rasterizer will have to go through usually large font metric files, and
       calculate  the  summaries itself each time the font is called. You will
       notice a substantial wait on a call to a large CID-keyed font.


FILES

       .afm files     Each CID-keyed font file is supposed to have a font met-
                      ric  file (.afm file). mkcfm creates summary files (.cfm
                      files) of those font metric files. mkcfm should  be  run
                      whenever  a  change  is  made to the files stored in the
                      subdirectories of the CID font directory.  For  example,
                      it should be run when new CID fonts are installed.

       .cfm files     Summaries  of font metric (.afm) files created by mkcfm.


SEE ALSO

       The rasterizer for CID-keyed fonts in the directory  xc/lib/font/Type1.



CID Fonts Version 1.0             Release 1.0                         MKCFM(1)

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