gbdfed 1.6

Lets you interactively create new bitmap font files or modify existing ones.
gbdfed lets you interactively create new bitmap font files or modify existing ones. It allows editing multiple fonts and multiple glyphs.

gbdfed allows cut and paste operations between fonts and glyphs and editing font properties. The editor works natively with BDF fonts.

gbdfed can import:

Metafont PK/GF fonts.
Han Bitmap Font format (HBF) fonts.
Linux console (PSF, CP, and EGA/VGA) fonts.
Sun VF fonts.
OpenType (OTF & TTF) fonts (using Freetype 2).
A font from the X server.

gbdfed can export:

PSF2 Linux console fonts.
HEX fonts (see online help).

The editor also supports 2, 4, and 8 bits-per-pixel gray scale fonts for embedding in OTF fonts.

Main features:

  • Multiple fonts can be loaded from the command line.
  • Multiple fonts can be open at the same time.
  • Cutting and pasting glyphs between fonts.
  • Multiple glyph bitmap editors can be open at the same time.
  • Cutting and pasting between glyph bitmap editors.
  • Export of XBM files from glyph bitmap editors.
  • Automatic correction of certain metrics when a font is loaded.
  • Generation of XLFD font names for fonts without XLFD names.
  • Update an XLFD font name from the font properties.
  • Update the font properties from an XLFD font name.
  • Font property editor.
  • Font comment editor.
  • Supports unencoded glyphs (ENCODING of -1).
  • Display of glyph encodings in octal, decimal, or hex.
  • Builtin on-line help.
  • Imports PK/GF fonts.
  • Imports HBF (Han Bitmap Font) fonts.
  • Imports Linux console fonts (PSF, CP, and FNT).
  • Imports Sun console fonts (vfont format).
  • Imports fonts from the X server.
  • Imports Windows FON/FNT fonts.
  • Imports TrueType fonts and collections.
  • Exports PSF fonts.
  • Exports HEX fonts.

last updated on:
April 20th, 2010, 8:34 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Mark Leisher
homepage:
crl.nmsu.edu
license type:
Free To Use But Restricted
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Fonts

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What's New in This Release:
  • This version does not provide anything new. It just fixes the following: (1) Implicit dynamic links, (2) Name collision with some versions of glib, and (3) Compatibility with gtk+ 2.20.
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