FontDataBase - database of fonts accessible to t1lib.
This manual page has been written for the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution. It has been adapted from the documentation included in
the upstream t1lib distribution.
/etc/t1lib/FontDataBase is a text file which contains, minimally, the
basenames of Type 1 font files to be made accessible to the t1lib font
rasterizer library. The format is intentionally similar to that of the
fonts.dir and fonts.scale files used by X11.
Line 1 of this file contains a positive integer specifying the number
of fonts declared in that file. This is as in the fonts.dir files of
the X11 system.
All remaining lines contain declarations of one font each. The only
thing taken from such a line is the last string (delimited by white
space) in it. It is assumed to be a filename of the format
The basename part is assumed to be the basename(1) of a fontfile.
After the a string has been parsed, the extension is cut off and
replaced in turn with .pfa and .pfb. The initialization routine tries
to open a font file in its search path with one of the resulting
The remainder of the line, i.e., from beginning to the start of the
filename string, is completely ignored and thus may contain information
for other programs.
Here is a minimal font database file for 4 fonts:
This file is minimal, because it contains just the information needed,
and nothing not needed by the library.
Here is a more realistic example, which allows an application to match
a fully qualified X11 fontname to a FontID in t1lib. This is also a
valid font database file:
Souvenir Souvenir-Light --- -itc-souvenir-light-r-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvl.afm
Souvenir Souvenir-LightItalic -*- -itc-souvenir-light-i-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvli.afm
Souvenir-Demi *-- -itc-souvenir-demi-r-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvd.afm
Souvenir-DemiItalic **- -itc-souvenir-demi-i-normal--#-0-0-0-p-0-iso8859-1 isvdi.afm