Author: Frederic Cambus <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:52:46 +0100
Update README: improve description, and add a packages section.
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
@@ -5,6 +5,11 @@ fonts. It works by converting each pixel of a glyph to a polygon, which
produces large and unoptimized SFD files that should be post-processed
+There are several reasons why it might be desirable to convert bitmap
+fonts to OpenType or TrueType versions. This allow for example to use them
+as Web fonts, or simply to keep using them in some terminal emulators,
+since Pango 1.44 dropped support for bitmap fonts.
It was originally created to generate OpenType versions of [Spleen], and
is released in the hope it can be useful to convert other fonts as well.
Please be aware that it works best on fonts proportional to 8x16. Other
@@ -24,6 +29,12 @@ dependencies.
bdf2sfd has been successfully built and tested on OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD,
and Linux with both Clang and GCC.
+Packages are available for the following operating systems:
bdf2sfd [-hv] [-f name] file
@@ -84,3 +95,4 @@ GitHub: https://github.com/fcambus/bdf2sfd