pbmtext(1)                                             pbmtext(1)

NAME
       pbmtext - render text into a bitmap

SYNOPSIS
       pbmtext [-font fontfile] [-builtin fontname] [text]

DESCRIPTION
       Takes  the  specified  text, either a single line from the
       command line or multiple lines from  standard  input,  and
       renders it into a bitmap.

OPTIONS
       By default, pbmtext uses a built-in font called bdf (about
       a 10 point Times-Roman font).  You can use a  fixed  width
       font by specifying -builtin fixed.

       You  can  also  specify your own font with the -font flag.
       The fontfile is either a BDF file from the X window system
       or a PBM file.

       If  the  fontfile  is  a PBM file, it is created in a very
       specific way.  In your window system  of  choice,  display
       the following text in the desired (fixed-width) font:

           M ",/^_[`jpqy| M

           /  !"#$%&'()*+ /
           < ,-./01234567 <
           > 89:;<=>?@ABC >
           @ DEFGHIJKLMNO @
           _ PQRSTUVWXYZ[ _
           { \]^_`abcdefg {
           } hijklmnopqrs }
           ~ tuvwxyz{|}~  ~

           M ",/^_[`jpqy| M

       Do  a  screen  grab or window dump of that text, using for
       instance xwd, xgrabsc, or screendump.  Convert the  result
       into  a  pbm  file.   If  necessary,  use pnmcut to remove
       everything except the text.  Finally, run it through  pnm-
       crop to make sure the edges are right up against the text.
       pbmtext can figure out the sizes and spacings from that.

SEE ALSO
       pbm(5), pnmcut(1), pnmcrop(1)

AUTHOR
       Copyright (C) 1993 by Jef Poskanzer and George Phillips

                         26 October 1993                        1