convfont(1)            Svgalib User Manual            convfont(1)

NAME
       convfont - convert font files for svgalib

SYNOPSIS
       convfont fontfile fontheight vgafontfile

DESCRIPTION
       convert  the standard format binary fontfile name fontfile
       to the codepage format required  by  restorefont(1).   The
       converted font is written to vgafontfile.

       A  binary  font file of any number of characters up to 256
       can be used, although at  least  defining  the  first  128
       characters  is  a good idea. The fontheight must be in the
       range 1 - 32.

       The fontfile  file  consist  of  fontheight  bytes  stored
       sequentially  (top  to  bottom) for each character in your
       font, starting with the character with code 0.

       The format of vgafontfile is  that  required  by  restore-
       font(1) and described there.

       This  utility  is  part of svgalib and can be found in the
       utils/ subdirectory of the original svgalib  distribution.
       However,  it  is  not  installed  by  default,  s.t. it is
       unclear where you can find it if your svgalib was  install
       linux distribution.

       In case of any such problem, simply get an svgalib distri-
       bution from the net. You don't need to  install  it.  Just
       make  in  the  utils/  subdirecty.  As  of  this  writing,
       svgalib-1.2.12.tar.gz is the latest  version  and  can  be
       retrieved     by     ftp     from    sunsite.unc.edu    at
       /pub/Linux/libs/graphics     and     tsx-11.mit.edu     at
       /pub/linux/sources/libs  which  will most probably be mir-
       rored by a site close to you.

SEE ALSO
       svgalib(7),   vgagl(7),   libvga(5),    dumpreg(1),
       fix132x43(1),  restorefont(1), restorepalette(1), restore-
       textmode(1),   runx(1),    savetextmode(1),    setmclk(1),
       textmode(1).

AUTHOR
       This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <eowmob@exp-
       math.uni-essen.de>. The exact  source  of  the  referenced
       utility  as  well  as  of  the  original  documentation is
       unknown.

       It is very likely that both are at least  to  some  extent
       are due to Harm Hanemaayer <H.Hanemaayer@inter.nl.net>.

       Occasionally  this  might  be  wrong. I hereby asked to be
       excused by the original author and will happily accept any
       additions  or  corrections  to  this  first version of the
       svgalib manual.

Svgalib (>= 1.2.11)         2 Aug 1997                          1