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Manual Reference Pages  -  TTFDUMP (1)

NAME

ttfdump - Dumping the contents of a TrueType Font file

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
     Options
Example
See Also
Note
Author

SYNOPSIS

ttfdump [-h] [-t tablename] [-g glyphnumber] [-c collection] [-o dumpfile] [-i] ttfile

DESCRIPTION

ttfdump dumps the contents of a TrueType font file in ASCII form. A TrueType font file is consist of various tables. Those table are divided into two categories - Required Tables and Optional Tables. Mulitiple TrueType fonts can be merged to a TrueType Collection.

    Options

-h Print a help message on standard output and exit.
-t tablename
  If this option is specified then dump the table "tablename", otherwise dump every tables in ttfile. Tablename can be one of the following:
Required Tables
cmap
  character to glyph mapping table
glyf glyph data
head font header
hhea horizontal header
hmtx horizontal metrics
loca index to location
maxp maximum profile
name naming table
post PostScript information
OS/2 OS/2 and windows specific metrics
Optional Tables
cvt
  control value table
fpgm font program; not implemented yet.
gasp grid-fitting and scan conversion procedure (grayscale)
hdmx horizontal device metrics
kern kerning table
LTSH Linear threshold table
prep CVT program; not implemented yet
PCLT PCL5 table
VDMX Vertical Device Metrics table
vhea vertical metrics header
vmtx vertical metrics
Additional OpenType Tables
GPOS
  glyph positioning table
GSUB glyph substitution table
-g glyphnumber
  If this option is specified then dump the glyph with index glyphnumber, otherwise dump all glyphs in ttfile.
-c collection
  Select a TrueType font in a TrueType Collection.
-o dumpfile
  Output of the dump. If this option is not specified, dump to stdout.
-i ttfile
  TrueType font file to be dumped.

EXAMPLE

To dump all information in the TrueType font file times.ttf:
ttfdump times.ttf

To dump the required table cmap in the file:

ttfdump -t cmap times.ttf

To dump a single glyph with index 50:

ttfdump -g 50 times.ttf

SEE ALSO

TrueType 1.0 Font Files, Technical Specification Revision 1.66 November 1995

NOTE

Instruction disassembler in not implemented.

AUTHOR

Li-Da Lho, ollie@ms1.hinet.net
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