This is bm2font, a utility to convert pictures into TeX fonts, in C. This is the C port of the Pascal program of the same name by Friedhelm Sowa <tex@firstname.lastname@example.org> It has been converted to C via p2c, the Pascal-to-C converter written by Dave Gillespie, <synaptx!daveg@uunet.UU.NET> and is up and running on NeXT, sun sparc (gcc) and rs6000 (gcc). For these three I provided cc lines in the Makefile New in the list is Mach I386 whatever this means Manifest: ======== You should have obtained bm2font.c, p2clib.c, loc.p2clib.c, p2c.h, and a Makefile. And the Gnu Public licence. There is a subdirectory "testpix" now, containing a selection of pictures, some of them out of Friedhelm's manual, by the author's permission, some others of my own choice, where you might experiment the different settings (particularly "carina" is extremely difficult!) and a selection of grayscales for testing. Changes against the PC version: ============================== I took out the preview option (-s) and the pxl file option (-p) The former has been most PC specific, and would have to be handled by a bunch of library functions, and for the latter I don't see a real need today anymore (If you are still hooked, complain to your dope dealers) and I removed the interpretation of environment variables, which would make little sense in a Unix environment. So everything is handled locally, even if you call bm2font /pub/gifs/dobie.gif you will obtain ./dobiea.tfm, ./dobiea.300pk etc. (and see a fake) (NeXT and Sony addicts: I left it at 300 by default) Tiff Users Attention please =========================== There seems to be some babel going on around the name "tiff". I had the opportunity to try out tifflib and SDSClib on tiffs, and found out that the current scanner software on PCs, as well as the examples talk a language entirely uncomprehensible to them and vice versa. So, if you have tiffs from, say, the Peoples collection, or some Icon, do convert it to gif before applying bm2font. There is enough of software ready to do the conversion. Try pbmplus. Compilation notes: ================= The p2c stuff is intended to go with bm2font since they are modifications made while mating bm2font to p2c. Mille gracias to Dave for valuable suggestions. Do not put them into your installed p2c-version, nor replace them by your installed p2c versions. The sample CC lines that are in the Makefile may fail for you; the gccs I used may not be the same for you, nor the OS. The defines mentioned in the Makefile refer to entries in p2c.h, except one: -DINTEL which refers to order of significance stuff inside bm2font. Set that for intel machines. For the other defines, try p2c.h for reference. In particular, I know nothing about SysV-systems, so, try your luck. Manual: ====== There is no bm2font.1 yet, I do not speak troff. Friedhelm's manual applies to this version, except the changes mentioned above. I won't bundle it with this package since it is readily available on all TeX servers. For printing the manual, you must give to the supplied pks the extension *.300pk. Note to NeXT and Sony users: For printing the manual, you must give your dvi-printer the resolution 300. Sony will print it in smallprint, NeXT built-in PS interpreter scales it up again (and does a real good job, at that) Thanks to: ========= Friedhelm Sowa, who constantly kept me posted to the latest updates and things yet to do. He was the one to point out that the INTEL switch was to be a cpp define switch instead a web switch. Dave Gillespie, the author of p2c, who suggested a good many changes to p2c instead of the fixes I did.. Bart Childs and Heinz Werntges who were the first guinea pigs to test this out =========================================== Well, erh, there are the copyright notices: bm2font is (C) 1991, 1992 by Friedhelm Sowa, p2c.h, p2clib.c, loc.p2clib.c is (C) 1989, 1990, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. and the Unix port is (A) by mahilata (All Rights Destroyed) ..and #include <stddisclaim.h> Specifically, I do not guarantee that you will be able to print the Kascha series out of a.s.p--I did not keep them for testing:-) (Really, to me the lyaps out of Northern Norway are more exciting stuff, but, perhaps I am a pervert) All complaints please direct to email@example.com who will most gladly pipe them to /dev/null
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bm2font – Convert bitmaps to PK fonts
The package accepts graphic input in one of several standard bitmap graphic formats, and converts it to "fonts", each glyph of which covers a tile of the image.
This version of the package is a p2c-converted copy of Sowa's Pascal original. OS/2, DOS and Windows executables are provided.
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prepare graphics for use with *TeX|