font

FONT(5G)                                                              FONT(5G)



NAME
       font, subfont - external format for fonts and subfonts

SYNOPSIS
       #include <libc.h>
       #include <libg.h>

DESCRIPTION
       Fonts and subfonts are described in cachechars(3g).

       External fonts are described by a plain text file that can be read
       using rdfontfile.  The format of the file is a header followed by any
       number of subfont range specifications.  The header contains two
       numbers: the height and the ascent.  The height is the inter-line
       spacing and the ascent is the distance from the top of the line to the
       baseline.  These numbers are chosen to display consistently all the
       subfonts of the font.  A subfont range specification contains two
       numbers and a font name.  The numbers are the inclusive range of
       characters covered by the subfont, and name specifies the name of an X
       font suitable for getsubfont.  The minimum number of a covered range is
       mapped to the first defined character of the corresponding subfont.
       Each field must be followed by some white space.  Each numeric field
       may be C-format decimal, octal, or hexadecimal.

       Subfonts may be loaded using getsubfont, see graphics(3g).

BUGS
       Some X font names contain spaces which will terminate the field.  For
       some fonts this can be worked around by replacing the spaces with
       characters in an attempt to fool the X font name pattern matching
       mechanism.

SEE ALSO
       graphics(3g), bitblt(3g), cachechars(3g).



                                                                      FONT(5G)