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UNIFONT1PER(1) General Commands Manual UNIFONT1PER(1)


unifont1per - Create BMP glyph files from GNU Unifont .hex file


unifont1per < input_file.hex


unifont1per reads a GNU Unifont .hex file and for each code point in the file, creates an output Bitmapped Graphics (".bmp") file in the current directory. The filename for each output file is "U+codepoint.bmp", where codepoint is the Unicode codepoint for the glyph.

Each glyph entry in a Unifont .hex file is expected to be 16 rows tall, and can be 8, 16, 24, or 32 pixels wide. The glyph sizes in output files are determined on a glyph-by-glyph basis.

This program can be of use in extracting individual glyphs to display in a document or on a web page.

WARNING! This program generates one output file per code point that appears in the input stream. If you feed this program a file with 1000 code points, it will generate 1000 files in your current directory.




*.hex GNU Unifont font files, read from standard input


bdfimplode(1), hex2bdf(1), hex2otf(1), hex2sfd(1), hexbraille(1), hexdraw(1), hexkinya(1), hexmerge(1), johab2ucs2(1), unibdf2hex(1), unibmp2hex(1), unibmpbump(1), unicoverage(1), unidup(1), unifont(5), unifont-viewer(1), unifontchojung(1), unifontksx(1), unifontpic(1), unigencircles(1), unigenwidth(1), unihex2bmp(1), unihex2png(1), unihexfill(1), unihexgen(1), unihexrotate(1), unipagecount(1), unipng2hex(1)


unifont1per was written by Paul Hardy.


unifont1per is Copyright © 2017 Paul Hardy.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


No known real bugs exist, except that this software does not perform extensive error checking on its input files. If they're not in the format of the original GNU Unifont .hex file, all bets are off. Lines can be terminated either with line feed, or carriage return plus line feed.

2017 Jun 11