pk2bm - create a bitmap from a TeX pkfont
pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -cchar pkfont
pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -ooctchar pkfont
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.
‘METAFONT’, Donald Knuth.
‘The PKtype processor’, belonging to the METAFONTware.
Piet Tutelaers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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