ucs2any



ucs2any(1x)                                                        ucs2any(1x)




NAME

       ucs2any  -  generate  BDF fonts containing subsets of ISO 10646-1 code-
       points


SYNOPSIS

       ucs2any [ +d | -d ] source-name { mapping-file registry-encoding }  ...


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.


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).


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
              <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.


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.


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.


SEE ALSO

       bdftruncate(1)


AUTHOR

       ucs2any was written by Markus Kuhn.

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



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