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).



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