The two main utilities convert GNU Unifont .hex files to and from Windows Bitmap (.bmp) and Wireless Bitmap (.wbmp) format files, for easy Unicode glyph pixel editing at the correct aspect ratio with just about any graphics editor. Sample output can be found at the bottom of the web page http://unifoundry.com/unicode-tutorial.html. The third utility checks for duplicate Unicode code points in a sorted Unifont .hex file to guard against duplicate glyphs when merging updates. The fourth utility shows the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane coverage of a GNU Unifont .hex file in a 16 by 16 grid, with each cell representing a block of 256 Unicode code points. Samples of the BMP coverage tables appear at http://unifoundry.com/unicode-utilities.html. This package now includes scripts originally written by Luis Gonzalez Miranda for converting a .hex file into a scalable TrueType font using FontForge, adapted for Unicode 5.1. Roman Czyborra's most important Perl scripts are also included. A Makefile now calls bdftopcf to convert the BDF font into PCF. The FontForge, Perl, and bdftopcf programs must be installed separately.
released on 24 February 2009
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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 February 2009.