PK2BM(1)                                                 PK2BM(1)

NAME
       pk2bm - create a bitmap from a TeX pkfont

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

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

DESCRIPTION
       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  pro-
       gram 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.
       bitmap(X11),
       gftopk(TeX),
       pktype(TeX),
       ps2pk(1)

AUTHOR
       Piet Tutelaers
       rcpt@urc.tue.nl

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