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generate BDF font from X font server

see also : bdftopcf - showfont - fslsfonts - X


fstobdf [ -server servername ] -fn fontname

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packages="appres bdftopcf bitmap constype editres fonttosfnt fstobdf iceauth ico luit xfs xfsinfo xgamma xhost xinit xinput xkbcomp xkbevd xkbprint xkbutils xkill xload xlsatoms xlsclients xlsfonts xmodmap xrandr xrdb xrefresh xset xsetpointer xsetroot xsm xstdcmap xvidtune xvinfo xwd xwininfo xwud xdpyinfo"


The fstobdf program reads a font from a font server and prints a BDF file on the standard output that may be used to recreate the font. This is useful in testing servers, debugging font metrics, and reproducing lost BDF files.


-server servername

This option specifies the server from which the font should be read. servername must be specified in one of the formats defined in the Font Server Names section of X(7). If not specified, the server name in the FONTSERVER environment variable is used.

-fn fontname

This option specifies the font for which a BDF file should be generated.



The default server to use. The server name must be specified in one of the formats defined in the Font Server Names section of X(7).

see also

xfs, bdftopcf , showfont , fslsfonts , X .


Olaf Brandt, Network Computing Devices
Dave Lemke, Network Computing Devices

Jim Fulton, MIT X Consortium

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