[tex-live] Metafont fonts and X (font server?)
karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jun 9 23:37:49 CEST 2008
I'm thinking about some way to generate them as needed from the
Does the X font server have a way to dynamically create fonts a la
All the X font searching I've seen works in the other direction: given a
request for a font foo at some size, it returns the closest existing
font, or scales a scalable font, if available. But I'm not very well
acquainted with xfs.
Is that just a pipe dream? If so, is it because there's no
I've never heard of an implementation along these lines, but technically
I don't see any real barriers to running mf, converting the resulting gf
to bdf, and adding it to an X font dir, running mkfontdir, etc. Or
doing the equivalent through xfs.
There is an ancient archive at ftp://tug.org/tex/bdf-unsupported.tar.gz
with code for converting gf to bdf. I haven't looked at it in many many
years, but I don't imagine it would be too hard to get running again.
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