otf2bdf is a command-line software that uses the FreeType 2 font rendering library to generate BDF bitmap fonts
This program is essentially the same as the ttf2bdf program except that it uses FreeType 2.*, not FreeType 1.*, has some bug fixes, and includes a new command line parameter to print out the available encoding tables in the font.
If your system does not come with Freetype 2.1.5 or greater, pick up a
Freetype2 distribution (>= 2.1.5) from http://www.freetype.org build and
The ttf2bdf program is included as part of the Freetype 1.* distribution in the /contrib/ttf2bdf/ subdirectory.
Then compile otf2bdf by doing the following:
% make install
· The "configure" script expects the "freetype-config" script to be in the executable path. The "freetype-config" script is installed when Freetype2 is installed.
· The installation directory can be specified by the --prefix=< some dir > command line parameter to the configure script.
· A statically linked version can be created (on Linux/Unix) by compiling like this:
% make STATIC=-static install
Type the following to get a list of command line options:
% otf2bdf -h