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showfont

font dumper for X font server

showfont [ -options ... ] -fn pattern

Showfont displays data about a font that matches the given pattern. The information shown includes font information, font properties, character metrics, and character bitmaps.

The wildcard character "*" can be used to match any sequence of characters (including none) in the font name, and "?" can be used to match any single character. The "*" and "?" characters must be quoted to prevent them from being expanded by the shell. If no pattern is given, "*" is assumed.

-server servername

The X font server to contact. 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 name

The font to display.

-lsb

The bit order of the font should be requested as LSBFirst (least significant bit first).

-msb

The bit order of the font should be requested as MSBFirst (most significant bit first).

-LSB

The byte order of the font should be requested as LSBFirst (least significant byte first).

-MSB

The byte order of the font should be requested as MSBFirst (most significant byte first).

-ext[ents_only]

Only the character extents should be displayed, but not the bitmaps.

-start char

The start of the range of the characters to display (char is a number).

-end char

The end of the range of the characters to display (char is a number).

-unit n

The scanline unit of the font (8, 16, 32, or 64).

-pad n

The scanpad unit of the font (8, 16, 32, or 64).

-b[itmap_pad] n

The bitmap padding unit of the font (0, 1, or 2, where 0 is ImageRectMin, 1 is ImageRectMaxWidth and 2 is ImageRectMax).

-noprops

Do not show the font properties.

xfs(1), fslsfonts(1), fstobdf(1), xlsfonts(1), X(7).

FONTSERVER

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

Copyright 1991, Network Computing Devices, Inc.
See X(7) for a full statement of rights and permissions.

Dave Lemke, Network Computing Devices, Inc.

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