Font editor for linux

Font editor for linux

Post by Andrea » Mon, 09 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Hi does anyone know if there is a postscript font
editor for X-linux or how to make *.pfb files?


1. I need a box-drawing font (or a font editor)

Because I'm porting a program that originally ran under MS-DOS (sort-of, but
that's a long, off-topic story) on a PC, I really need to be able to display
what in the PC-world are called the line-drawing (or box-drawing) characters
within an xterm window.  It's easy from a text-terminal because they are in
the VGA-card's native character set, but the X-Window fonts don't include
these characters, though they include a large number of "foreign" language
characters which my application doesn't need.

The simplest way to do the porting is to find an X-Window font that includes
the usual 32-127 characters plus an approximation to the box-drawing set on
the VGA card.  But I couldn't find -- in the reasonably complete load from
RH 5.2 -- any fonts that met these requirements.

If I can't do this, then the next simplest way to do this is to take an
existing font and replace some of the characters I don't need (and won't
ever need -- this is an embedded application, not mass-market software) and
edit the font to add the characters I need.  But I haven't been able to find
a font-editor either.

All suggestions (or solutions) are welcome.


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