pk2bm man page

pk2bm — create a bitmap from a TeX pkfont


pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -cchar pkfont

pk2bm [-bh] [-Wwidth] [-Hheight] -ooctchar pkfont


This program generates a bitmap (ASCII file) which can be used to create X11 applications. The bitmap file consists of all pixels of the specified character (via the -c or -o option) from the given pkfont. The format is described in bitmap(X11).

The pkfont is a packed fontfile generated by gftopk(TeX) from a gffont. A gffont is the output of METAFONT a program to design fonts in a device independant way.

With the -b flag a bitmap is generated in which all black pixels are drawn as a `*' and all white bits as a `.'. With the -h flag a hexadecimal bitmap dump is generated.

The -W and/or -H options can be used to create a bitmap of respectivally `width' and `height' pixels. The pk-bitmap will in this case be centered according to these new dimensions.

The output is written to the standard output.

See Also

`METAFONT', Donald Knuth.
`The PKtype processor', belonging to the METAFONTware.


Piet Tutelaers
Maintained in TeX Live; please send bug reports or other correspondence
to tex-k@tug.org (http://lists.tug.org/tex-k).

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1 Feb 2016