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Sun Sep 3 21:51:35 2006 -- miniature font updated

miniature font updated(0)

Update

swoolley miniature fontsI updated my miniature fonts a while back but need to republish them, so here they are.

Five new versions

swoolley
original small lowercase version
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley.bdf
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley.pcf.gz
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley.fon
swoolley2
taller lowercase for readability
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley2.bdf
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley2.pcf.gz
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley2.fon
swoolley3
a double-size of swoolley2
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley3.bdf
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley3.pcf.gz
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley3.fon
swoolley4
a double-size of swoolley5
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley4.bdf
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley4.pcf.gz
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley4.fon
swoolley5
A serif'd version of swoolley2
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley5.bdf
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley5.pcf.gz
http://swoolley.org/files/swoolley5.fon

Installing

Install the pcf.gz files into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/, run mkfontdir in that directory, then restart X (or run xset fp rehash). For fontconfig (which these sets now support), I had to change them from ascii encoding to iso-8859-1.  Run fc-cache instead of mkfontdir for fontconfig, of course.  For Windows, copy the .fon files into c:\Windows\fonts (or WinNT, depending on platform).

About

http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/xmbdfed.html was used to convert to bdf format, which is now the native format I use.  The pcf.gz files were compiled with 'bdftopcf | gzip -c'.  The fon files were generated with bdf2fnt.exe -c swoolley.bdf swoolley.fon.

The image represents swoolley, swoolley2, and swoolley5, in order, printable characters 21-7E (in hexadecimal), or the full ascii range, not the full iso-8859-1 range.

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