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{{Entry
 
{{Entry
|Name=fontutils
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|Name=GNU Fontutils
|Short description=Converts between font formats and creates fonts
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|Short description=Scanned image, bitmap, outline font manipulation.
|Full description=Includes the programs bpltobzr, bzrto, charspace, fontconvert, gsrenderfont, imageto, limn, and xbfe. These create fonts for use with Ghostscript and TeX (starting with a scanned type image and converting the bitmaps to outlines), convert between font formats, etc. The package also includes the lib libbzr.a, libgf.a, libpbm.a, libtfm.a, and libwidgets.a.
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|Full description=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 [https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/0.7/fontu_100.html bpltobzr], [https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/0.7/fontu_83.html bzrto], [https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/0.7/fontu_53.html charspace], [https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/0.7/fontu_46.html fontconvert], [https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/0.7/fontu_121.html gsrenderfont], [https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/0.7/fontu_34.html imageto], [https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/0.7/fontu_41.html imgrotate]…
|Homepage URL=http://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/fontutils.html
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|User level=none
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The main purpose of these programs was to form a tool chain to generate Metafont or PostScript fonts from scanned images.
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|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/
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|User level=intermediate
 
|Component programs=bpltobzr,bzrto,charspace,fontconvert,gsrenderfont,imageto,limn,and xbfe,libbzr.a,libgf.a,libpbm.a,libtfm.a,and libwidgets.a.
 
|Component programs=bpltobzr,bzrto,charspace,fontconvert,gsrenderfont,imageto,limn,and xbfe,libbzr.a,libgf.a,libpbm.a,libtfm.a,and libwidgets.a.
 
|Computer languages=GNU C
 
|Computer languages=GNU C
|Documentation note=User manual included
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|Documentation note=User manpages and texinfo manual included.
|Related projects=Fontlinge,Ghostview,NetPBM,ttf2pt1,GNU_ghostscript
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An online manual for fontutils can also be found at: https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/0.7/fontu_toc.html#SEC_Contents
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|Related projects=gv,netpbm,ghostscript,fontopia,freefont,unifont
 
|Keywords=fonts,format,TeX,ghostscript
 
|Keywords=fonts,format,TeX,ghostscript
 
|Version identifier=0.7
 
|Version identifier=0.7
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|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/fontutils/fontutils-0.7.tar.gz
 
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/fontutils/fontutils-0.7.tar.gz
|Version comment=0.7 stable released on 2000-04-11
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|Version comment=N.B. 0.7 stable released on 2000-04-11
|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2008-03-14
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|Last review by=Genium
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|Last review date=2017/01/18
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
 
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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{{Project license
 
{{Project license
|License=GPLv2
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|License=GPLv3orlater
|License verified by=Janet Casey
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|License verified by=Genium
|License verified date=2001-01-31
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|License verified date=2017/01/17
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|License note=http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/fontutils/fontutils/COPYING?view=markup
{{Person
 
|Real name=Chris Lamb
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Resource URL=
 
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
|Real name=Karl Berry
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|Real name=Adam M. Dutko
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Resource URL=
 
|Resource URL=
 
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{{Person
 
{{Person
|Real name=Erik Wallin
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|Real name=Karl Berry and Kathryn Hargreaves
|Role=Contributor
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|Role=Original Authors
|Resource URL=
 
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{{Person
 
|Real name=Richard Murphey
 
|Role=Contributor
 
 
|Resource URL=
 
|Resource URL=
 
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|Resource kind=E-mail
 
|Resource kind=E-mail
 
|Resource URL=mailto:info-gnu@gnu.org
 
|Resource URL=mailto:info-gnu@gnu.org
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Developer
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|Resource kind=Homepage
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/fontutils/
 
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Revision as of 21:52, 17 January 2017


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GNU Fontutils

https://www.gnu.org/software/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.





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Genium

Verified on

17 January 2017




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Adam M. Dutko Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/fontutils/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/fontutils-bugs/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/fontutils/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/fontutils-commits/
Generalhttps://savannah.gnu.org/people/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/fontutils/


Software prerequisites

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




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"Original Authors" is not in the list (Maintainer, Contributor, Developer, Sponsor, Unknown) of allowed values for the "Role" property.





















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