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       fondu - convert Macintosh font files to UNIX font format


       fondu   [-force]   [-inquire]   [-show]   [-latin1]  [-afm]  [-trackps]


       The program fondu reads a series of Macintosh font files, checks  their
       resource  forks,  and  extracts  all  font  related items into separate

       Input files may be either macbinary files (.bin), binhex files  (.hqx),
       bare  Macintosh resource forks, or data fork resource files (.dfont, as
       used by MacOS X).  A bare resource fork  may  be  generated  easily  be
       copying  a  file  with  a  resource fork onto a diskette (or zip drive)
       using  DOS  format.   The  Macintosh  will  create  a   folder   called
       resource.frk (invisible on the Macintosh itself), in which the resource
       fork will reside as a bare file.

       The command line should end with a list of one or more  Macintosh  font
       files,   macfile...;   these   files   should   be   macbinary  (.bin),
       binhex(.hqx), or bare resource fork files.


       -force Force overwriting of the original file.

              Prompt  for  input  before  overwriting  files.  This  overrides

       -show  Print out each file as it is created.

              Recode  any  macintosh  bitmap  fonts (NFNTs) from the macintosh
              roman encoding to latin1.

              If the macfiles argument mentions a file containing a FOND,  and
              that  FOND  mentions  external  PostScript  resource files, then
              attempt to open those PostScript files as well as processing the
              original file.

       -afm   For any macfile which contains a FOND and points to at least one
              PostScript resource file create  an  Adobe  Font  Metrics  (afm)
              file.  Fondu  will merge width and bounding box information from
              the PostScript files, and kerning data from the FOND.


       George Williams (

       Manual page by Ziying Sherwin ( and  R.P.C  Rodgers
       (,  Lister  Hill  National  Center  for  Biomedical
       Communications, U.S. National Library of Medicine.

                                  27 May 2004