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Fat X Fonts
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X11 bitmap fonts, many unicode subsets.
fat7x16-iso10646-1 contains glyphs for ISO Latin 1-10 charsets,
which are iso-8859-1, iso-8859-2, iso-8859-3, iso-8859-4, iso-8859-9,
iso-8859-10, iso-8859-13, iso-8859-14, iso-8859-15 and iso-8859-16.
fat8x16, which was original font, but then too wide for my taste
(and using too much screen space) contains iso-8859-1 and iso-8859-15
(latin-1 and latin-9, respectively) glyphs.
Why these are done? Since there is no (or I couldn't find)
readable enough small font for high-resolution but small (LCD)
displays. I needed font that I can use with XEmacs on 14.1 inch
(~36 cm diagonal) 1400x1050 LCD screen (125PPI), and there were
none that fit into my criteria.
These fonts might also work well on these +200PPI displays on
Nokia Internet Tablets (221PPI) and OpenMoko (260PPI)...
OK, the above was written between 2003 and 2007...
To test and install these fonts, first enter 'make all'. This
creates 'pcf/' subdirectory filled by all the (gzipped) compiled
font files, "fonts.dir" and "fonts.alias". The fonts get registered
to the X server so these can be immediately tested and used.
Enter 'LC_ALL=en_US.utf8 LANG=en_US.utf8 xterm -fn fat7x16'
to test the fonts. If you like them, these can be permanently
install to your personal system by adding line
'xset fp+ /path/to/this/dir/pcf' to one of your X startup files
(or move the contents of 'pcf/' subdirectory elsewhere and point
your 'xset fp+ ...' there.
To Jim Knoble. I loaded his Neep (or altneep) 8x15 font as a
base. Not much is left of it (probably these look much worse).
Also, his README helped me doing some of this.
See also next section.
To Mark Leisher, author of xmbdfed. It is good font editor.
Markus G. Kuhn, for his ucs-fonts package. I used his .bdf:s
for some reference when I continued to create new glyphs
after iso-8859-1 and iso-8859-15 work.
To the authors of mkbold-1.0 and mkitalic-1.0;
Nagao Sadakazu and Yasuyuki Furukawa. Having these decreased
significantly the amount of work required while providing
excellent results (probably much better than I could do by hand).
Copying and Copyright
These fonts are released under GPL v2 or later, following the
copyright of Neep (and altneep) fonts. If that font package is
changing to more liberal license, I might follow. I keep the
copyright of my work to myself.
No warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including that
of merchantibility or fitness for a particular purpose.
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