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xtotroff(1)              General Commands Manual             xtotroff(1)

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       xtotroff - convert X font metrics into groff font metrics

Synopsis         top

       xtotroff [-r resolution] [-s point-size] font-map

       xtotroff --help

       xtotroff -v
       xtotroff --version

Description         top

       xtotroff uses font-map to create font description files from X11
       fonts.  Each line in font-map consists of a series of lines of
       paired groff font names and X font names as X Logical Font
       Description (XLFD) patterns, with the pair members separated by
       spaces and/or tabs.  For example, an input font-map file
       consisting of the line
              TB -adobe-times-bold-r-normal--*-*-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1
       maps the XLFD on the right to the groff font name TB,
       conventionally “Times bold”.

       xtotroff opens a connection to the running X server to query its
       font catalog, and aborts if it cannot.  If necessary, the
       wildcards in the XLFD patterns are populated with the arguments
       to the -r and -s options.  If a font name is still ambiguous,
       xtotroff aborts.  For each successful mapping, xtotroff creates a
       groff font description file in the current working directory
       named for each groff font, and reports the mapping to the
       standard output stream.

Options         top

       --help displays a usage message, while -v and --version show
       version information; all exit afterward.

       -r resolution
              Set the resolution for all font patterns in font-map.  The
              value is used for both the horizontal and vertical
              resolution.  If not specified, a resolution of 75dpi is

       -s point-size
              Set the point size for all font patterns in font-map.  If
              not specified, a size of 10 points is assumed.

Bugs         top

       The only supported font encodings are “iso8859-1” and “adobe-

See also         top

       “X Logical Font Description Conventions” 
       .html⟩, by Jim Flowers and Stephen Gildea.

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groff 1.23.0.rc1.1931-35c9b  30 January 2022                 xtotroff(1)