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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 is to form a tool chain to generate Metafont or PostScript fonts from scanned images.
|Component programs=bpltobzr,bzrto,charspace,fontconvert,gsrenderfont,imageto,limn,and xbfe,libbzr.a,libgf.a,libpbm.a,libtfm.a,and libwidgets.a.
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|Homepage URL=https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/
|Computer languages=GNU C
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|Is High Priority Project=No
|Documentation note=User manual included
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|VCS checkout command=cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah.gnu.org:/sources/fontutils co fontutils
|Related projects=Fontlinge,Ghostview,NetPBM,ttf2pt1,GNU_ghostscript
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|Documentation note=https://www.gnu.org/software/fontutils/manual/
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|Decommissioned or Obsolete=No
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|Donate=https://my.fsf.org/donate/
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|Related projects=gnustandards,gv,netpbm,ghostscript,fontopia,freefont,unifont
 
|Keywords=fonts,format,TeX,ghostscript
 
|Keywords=fonts,format,TeX,ghostscript
 
|Version identifier=0.7
 
|Version identifier=0.7
|Version date=2000-04-11
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|Version date=2000/04/02
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/fontutils/fontutils-0.7.tar.gz
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|Version download=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/fontutils/fontutils-0.7.tar.gz
|Version comment=0.7 stable released on 2000-04-11
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|Last review by=Bendikker
|Last review by=Janet Casey
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|Last review date=2019/01/11
|Last review date=2008-03-14
 
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
 
|Submitted by=Database conversion
|Submitted date=2011-04-01
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|Submitted date=2011/04/01
|Status=
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|User level=intermediate
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|Component programs=bpltobzr,bzrto,charspace,fontconvert,gsrenderfont,imageto,limn,and xbfe,libbzr.a,libgf.a,libpbm.a,libtfm.a,and libwidgets.a.
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|Paid support=https://www.fsf.org/resources/service/
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|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=Yes
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|Test entry=No
 
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|Is GNU=Yes
 
|GNU package identifier=fontutils
 
|GNU package identifier=fontutils
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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
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Person
 
{{Person
|Real name=Chris Lamb
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|Real name=Adam M. Dutko
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
|Resource URL=
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|Email=adutko@member.fsf.org
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource audience=Savannah (Ref)
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/fontutils/
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}}
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{{Resource
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
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|Resource URL=https://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/fontutils/
 
}}
 
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{{Person
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{{Resource
|Real name=Karl Berry
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Role=Maintainer
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/fontutils-bugs/
|Resource URL=
 
 
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{{Person
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{{Resource
|Real name=Erik Wallin
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Role=Contributor
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/fontutils-commits/
|Resource URL=
 
 
}}
 
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{{Person
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{{Resource
|Real name=Richard Murphey
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|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Role=Contributor
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|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
|Resource URL=
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Support
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|Resource kind=Download
|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/fontutils/
|Resource URL=mailto:bug-utils@gnu.org
 
 
}}
 
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{{Resource
 
{{Resource
|Resource audience=Help
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|Resource kind=General
|Resource kind=E-mail
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|Resource URL=https://savannah.gnu.org/people/
|Resource URL=mailto:info-gnu@gnu.org
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Software category
 
{{Software category
 
|Interface=command-line, library, x-window-system
 
|Interface=command-line, library, x-window-system
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|Programming-language=C
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|Runs-on=GNU/Linux
 
|Text-creation=font-related
 
|Text-creation=font-related
 
|Use=text-creation
 
|Use=text-creation
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
 
|Prerequisite kind=Required to build
|Prerequisite description=make
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|Prerequisite description=[[make]]
 
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
|Prerequisite description=X11 server
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|Prerequisite description=[[X11 server]]
 
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{{Software prerequisite
 
{{Software prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
 
|Prerequisite kind=Weak prerequisite
|Prerequisite description=X11R4 or R5 libraries (for programs which do online graphics)
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|Prerequisite description=[[X11R4]] or [[R5]] libraries (for programs which do online graphics)
 
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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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