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Fat X Fonts Newest development, with new glyphs, is now available at

 - - >  https://github.com/domo141/fatty-bitmap-font  < - - 

Content

	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.

Rationale

	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...

Installing

	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.

Acknowledgement

	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.

Disclaimer

	No warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including that
	of merchantibility or fitness for a particular purpose.


Tomi Ollila
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