ucs2any

ucs2any(1)                  General Commands Manual                 ucs2any(1)

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/share/fonts/X11/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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