GSP
Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Support
Contact Us
Online Help
Handbooks
Domain Status
Man Pages

FAQ
Virtual Servers
Pricing
Billing
Technical

Network
Facilities
Connectivity
Topology Map

Miscellaneous
Server Agreement
Year 2038
Credits
 

USA Flag

 

 

Man Pages


Manual Reference Pages  -  FONTSRV (4)

NAME

fontsrv - file system access to host fonts

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
Source
See Also
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

fontsrv [ -m mtpt ] [ -s srvname ]

fontsrv -p path

DESCRIPTION

Fontsrv presents the host window system’s fonts in the standard Plan 9 format (see font(7)). It serves a virtual directory tree mounted at mtpt (if the -m option is given) and posted at srvname (default font).

The -p option changes fontsrv’s behavior: rather than serve a file system, fontsrv prints to standard output the contents of the named path. If path names a directory in the served file system, fontsrv lists the directory’s contents.

The fonts are arranged in a two-level tree. The root contains directories named for each system font. Each font directory contains subdirectories named for a point size and whether the subfonts are anti-aliased: 10 (bitmap) 10a (anti-aliased greyscale) 12, 12a, and so on. The font directory will synthesize additional sizes on demand: looking up 19a will synthesize the 19-point anti-aliased size if possible. Each size directory contains a font file and subfont files named x0000.bit, x0100.bit, and so on representing 256-character Unicode ranges.

Openfont (see graphics(3)) recognizes font paths beginning with /mnt/font and implements them by invoking fontsrv; it need not be running already.

EXAMPLES

List the fonts on the system:
% fontsrv & % 9p ls font
or:
% fontsrv -p .
Run acme(1) using the operating system’s Monaco as the fixed-width font:
% acme -F /mnt/font/Monaco/13a/font
Run sam(1) using the same font:
% font=/mnt/font/Monaco/13a/font sam

SOURCE

/usr/local/plan9/src/cmd/fontsrv

SEE ALSO

font(7)

BUGS

Due to OS X restrictions, fontsrv does not fork itself into the background when serving a user-level file system.

Fontsrv has no support for X11 fonts; on X11 systems, it will serve an empty top-level directory.

On OS X, the anti-aliased bitmaps are not perfect. For example, the lower case r in the subfont Times-Roman/14a/x0000.bit appears truncated on the right and too light overall.

Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 4 |  Main Index


FONTSRV (4) -->

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.