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GNU Fontutils
Scanned image, bitmap, outline font manipulation.

The GNU Font Utilities (a.k.a. Fontutils) create fonts for use with Ghostscript or TeX. They also contain general conversion programs and other utilities. Some of the programs in Fontutils include bpltobzr, bzrto, charspace, fontconvert, gsrenderfont, imageto, imgrotate

The main purpose of these programs is to form a tool chain to generate Metafont or PostScript fonts from scanned images.


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version 0.7 (stable)
released on 2 April 2000

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Accepts cryptocurrency donations.

VCS Checkout

cvs -z3 co fontutils


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Leaders and contributors

Adam M. Dutko Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Required to buildmake
Weak prerequisiteX11 server
Weak prerequisiteX11R4 or R5 libraries (for programs which do online graphics)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 June 2018.


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