xglyph man page

xglyph — demonstration program for the t1lib font rasterizer library.

Synopsis

xglyph [ fontfile... ]

Description

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.

Options

--help

Shows a brief help text

--Help

Shows a description of all options

--noGrid

Don't draw grid lines when displaying glyphs

--setPad

Set bitmap padding

--logError

Log errors only

--logWarning

Log errors and warnings

--logStatistic

Log errors, warnings, and statistics

--logDebug

Log just about everything

--ignoreForceBold

Don't make pseudo-boldface glyphs

--ignoreFamilyAlignment
--ignoreHinting

Ignore hints when scaling glyphs

--debugLine

Show debugging info for line-drawing operations in the rasterizer

--debugRegion

Show debugging info for region operations in the rasterizer

--debugPath

Show debugging info for path operations in the rasterizer

--debugFont
--debugHint

Show debugging info for hinting in the rasterizer.

--checkPerformance

Do some simple performance tests while rasterizing.

--checkCopyFont

Check that copying fonts works.

--checkConcatGlyphs

Check that concatenating glyphs works.

--checkBadCharHandling
--checkDefaultEncoding

Set a default encoding vector.

Environment

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.

Author

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