International Language Environments Guide

Font Aliasing

The font aliasing section of the mp.conf file is used to define alias names for each font used for printing. Each line in this section is of the following form:

FontNameAlias font-alias-name font-type font-path 			

The usual convention for aliasing a font name is to specify the encoding/script name of the font followed by a letter that indicates whether the font is Roman, Bold, Italic, or BoldItalic (R, B, I or BI).

For example,/usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/courR18.pcf.Z, because it is an iso88591 Roman font, can be assigned the alias name iso88591R.


Possible values are PCF for .pcf fonts, Type1 for Adobe Type1 fonts, and TrueType for TrueType fonts. Only these three kinds of fonts can be configured in this mp.config file.


The absolute path name for the font files. For Type1 printer-resident fonts, just specify the font name, such as Helvetica.

For example,

FontNameAlias   prnHelveticaR   Type1   Helvetica