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xglyph - Man Page

demonstration program for the t1lib font rasterizer library.


xglyph [ fontfile... ]


This manual page documents briefly the xglyph program. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

xglyph is a program which demonstrates the capabilities of the t1lib library.  It allows the user to view an arbitrary character or string rendered in the various ways pgossible with the library.  By default, it writes a log file named t1lib.log in the current directory.

If invoked with no arguments, it will attempt to read the global configuration file and font database.  It will also accept any number of filenames on the command line, in which case these are treated as font files to be loaded instead of the default font database.



Shows a brief help text


Shows a description of all options


Don't draw grid lines when displaying glyphs


Set bitmap padding


Log errors only


Log errors and warnings


Log errors, warnings, and statistics


Log just about everything


Don't make pseudo-boldface glyphs


Ignore hints when scaling glyphs


Show debugging info for line-drawing operations in the rasterizer


Show debugging info for region operations in the rasterizer


Show debugging info for path operations in the rasterizer


Show debugging info for hinting in the rasterizer.


Do some simple performance tests while rasterizing.


Check that copying fonts works.


Check that concatenating glyphs works.


Set a default encoding vector.


In the Debian GNU/Linux version of this program, the environment variable T1LIB_CONFIG, if set, points to an alternate configuration file with which to initialize the library.

See Also

FontDataBase(5), t1libconfig(8).

xglyph is much more fully documented in the LaTeX documentation that accompanies the upstream t1lib distribution.  This documentation is installed in PostScript and source formats with the t1lib-dev package in /usr/share/doc/t1lib-dev, and is also accessible through the dwww system.


This manual page was written by David Huggins-Daines <dhd@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).