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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 was to form a tool chain to generate Metafont or PostScript fonts from scanned images.


User manpages and texinfo manual included.

An online manual for fontutils can also be found at:

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Download version 0.7 (stable)
released on 11 April 2000


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GPLv3orlaterGenium17 January 2017

Leaders and contributors

Adam M. Dutko Maintainer
Karl Berry and Kathryn Hargreaves Original Authors

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,

Software prerequisites

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

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 January 2017.


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