Go to main content

man pages section 1: User Commands

Exit Print View

Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

showfont (1)

Name

showfont - font dumper for X font server

Synopsis

showfont [ -options ... ] -fn pattern

Description

SHOWFONT(1)                 General Commands Manual                SHOWFONT(1)



NAME
       showfont - font dumper for X font server

SYNOPSIS
       showfont [ -options ... ] -fn pattern

DESCRIPTION
       Showfont  displays  data  about  a font that matches the given pattern.
       The information shown includes font information, font properties, char-
       acter metrics, and character bitmaps.

       The wildcard character "*" can be used to match any sequence of charac-
       ters (including none) in the font name, and "?" can be  used  to  match
       any  single  character.   The  "*" and "?" characters must be quoted to
       prevent them from being expanded by the shell.  If no pattern is given,
       "*" is assumed.

OPTIONS
       -server servername
               The  X font server to contact.  servername must be specified in
               one of the formats defined in the Font Server Names section  of
               X(7).    If  not  specified,  the server name in the FONTSERVER
               environment variable is used.

       -fn name
               The font to display.

       -lsb    The bit order of the  font  should  be  requested  as  LSBFirst
               (least significant bit first).

       -msb    The bit order of the font should be requested as MSBFirst (most
               significant bit first).

       -LSB    The byte order of the font  should  be  requested  as  LSBFirst
               (least significant byte first).

       -MSB    The  byte  order  of  the  font should be requested as MSBFirst
               (most significant byte first).

       -ext[ents_only]
               Only the character extents should be  displayed,  but  not  the
               bitmaps.

       -start char
               The  start of the range of the characters to display (char is a
               number).

       -end char
               The end of the range of the characters to display  (char  is  a
               number).

       -unit n The scanline unit of the font (8, 16, 32, or 64).

       -pad n  The scanpad unit of the font (8, 16, 32, or 64).

       -b[itmap_pad] n
               The  bitmap  padding  unit  of the font (0, 1, or 2, where 0 is
               ImageRectMin, 1 is ImageRectMaxWidth and 2 is ImageRectMax).

       -noprops
               Do not show the font properties.

       -version
               Print the program version and exit.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | x11/xfs/xfs-utilities |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile              |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
SEE ALSO
       xfs(1), fslsfonts(1), fstobdf(1), xlsfonts(1), X(7).

ENVIRONMENT
       FONTSERVER
               the default X font server to contact.  The server name must  be
               specified  in  one  of  the  formats defined in the Font Server
               Names section of X(7).

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1991, Network Computing Devices, Inc.
       See X(7) for a full statement of rights and permissions.

AUTHOR
       Dave Lemke, Network Computing Devices, Inc.



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source  was  downloaded   from    ['https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/app/fstobdf-1.0.6.tar.bz2',    'https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/app/fslsfonts-1.0.5.tar.bz2',  'https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/app/showfont-1.0.5.tar.bz2',   'https://www.x.org/releases/individ-
       ual/app/xfsinfo-1.0.5.tar.bz2']

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.x.org.



X Version 11                    showfont 1.0.5                     SHOWFONT(1)