xfd


SYNOPSIS
       xfd [-options ...] -fn fontname

       xfd [-options ...] -fa fontname

DESCRIPTION
       The  xfd utility creates a window containing the name of the font being
       displayed, a row of command buttons, several lines of text for display-
       ing  character  metrics, and a grid containing one glyph per cell.  The
       characters are shown in increasing order from left  to  right,  top  to
       bottom.   The first character displayed at the top left will be charac-
       ter number 0 unless the -start option has been supplied in  which  case
       the character with the number given in the -start option will be used.

       The  characters  are displayed in a grid of boxes, each large enough to
       hold any single character in the font.  Each character glyph  is  drawn
       using  the  PolyText16 request (used by the Xlib routine XDrawString16)
       or the XftDrawString32 routine, depending on whether  the  -fn  or  -fa
       option  was  given.   If  the -box option is given, a rectangle will be
       drawn around each character, showing where an ImageText16 request (used
       by the Xlib routine XDrawImageString16) would cause background color to
       be displayed.

       The origin of each glyph is normally set so that the character is drawn
       in  the  upper  left hand corner of the grid cell.  However, if a glyph
       has a negative left bearing or an unusually large ascent,  descent,  or
       right bearing (as is the case with cursor font), some character may not
       appear in their own grid cells.  The -center  option  may  be  used  to
       force all glyphs to be centered in their respective cells.

       All  the  characters in the font may not fit in the window at once.  To
       see the next page of glyphs, press the Next button at the  top  of  the
       window.   To  see  the  previous  page, press Prev.  To exit xfd, press
       Quit.

       Individual  character  metrics  (index,  width,  bearings,  ascent  and
       descent)  can  be displayed at the top of the window by clicking on the
       desired character.

       The font name displayed at the top of the window is the  full  name  of
       the  font,  as  determined by the server.  See xlsfonts and fc-list for
       ways to generate lists of fonts, as well as more detailed summaries  of
       their metrics and properties.

OPTIONS
       xfd accepts all of the standard toolkit command line options along with
       the additional options listed below:

       -fn font
               This option specifies the core X server side font  to  be  dis-
               played.   This can also be set with the FontGrid font resource.
               A font must be specified.

               resource.  The default is False.

       -start number
               This  option  specifies  the glyph index of the upper left hand
               corner of the grid.  This is used to view characters  at  arbi-
               trary  locations  in  the  font.  This can also be set with the
               FontGrid startChar resource.  The default is 0.

       -bc color
               This option specifies the color to be used if  ImageText  boxes
               are  drawn.   This  can  also be set with the FontGrid boxColor
               resource.

       -rows numrows
               This option specifies the number of rows in the grid.  This can
               also be set with the FontGrid cellRows resource.

       -columns numcols
               This  option specifies the number of columns in the grid.  This
               can also be set with the FontGrid cellColumns resource.

WIDGETS
       In order to specify resources, it is useful to know the  widgets  which
       compose xfd.  In the notation below, indentation indicates hierarchical
       structure.  The widget class name is given first, followed by the  wid-
       get instance name.  The application class name is Xfd.

       Xfd  xfd
            Paned  pane
                 Label  fontname
                 Box  box
                      Command  quit
                      Command  prev
                      Command  next
                 Label  select
                 Label  metrics
                 Label  range
                 Label  start
                 Form  form
                      FontGrid  grid

FONTGRID RESOURCES
       The  FontGrid  widget is an application-specific widget, and a subclass
       of the Simple widget  in  the  Athena  widget  set.   The  effects  and
       instance names of this widget's resources are given in the OPTIONS sec-
       tion.  Capitalize the first letter of the resource instance name to get
       the corresponding class name.

APPLICATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES
       The  instance  names  of  the  application specific resources are given
       below.  Capitalize the first letter of the resource  instance  name  to
       get  the  corresponding class name.  These resources are unlikely to be
       interesting unless you are localizing xfd for a different language.

               ascent %d, descent %d (font %d, %d)".  The arguments that  will
               come  after  the format string are the character metrics width,
               lbearing, rbearing, character ascent, character  descent,  font
               ascent, and font descent.

       rangeFormat
               Specifies  a  printf-style  format  string  used to display the
               range of characters currently being displayed.  The default  is
               "range: 0x%02x%02x (%u,%u) thru 0x%02x%02x (%u,%u)".  The argu-
               ments that will come after the format string are the  following
               fields  from  the XFontStruct that is returned from opening the
               font:      min_byte1,       min_char_or_byte2,       min_byte1,
               min_char_or_byte2,   max_byte1,  max_char_or_byte2,  max_byte1,
               max_char_or_byte2.

       startFormat
               Specifies a printf-style format string used to display informa-
               tion  about  the character at the upper left corner of the font
               grid.  The default is "upper left: 0x%04x (%d,%d)".  The  argu-
               ments  that will come after the format string are the new char-
               acter, the high byte of the new character, and the low byte  of
               the new character.

       nocharFormat
               Specifies  a  printf-style  format  string  to display when the
               selected character does not exist.  The  default  is  "no  such
               character  0x%02x%02x  (%u,%u)  (%#o,%#o)".  The arguments that
               will come after the format string  are  the  same  as  for  the
               selectFormat resource.

SEE ALSO
       X(7),  xlsfonts(1),  xrdb(1), xfontsel(1), fc-list(1), fonts.conf(5), X
       Logical Font Description Conventions

BUGS
       The program should skip over pages full of non-existent characters.

AUTHOR
       Jim Fulton, MIT X Consortium; previous program of the same name by Mark
       Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena.




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