BDF to SFD converter, allowing to vectorize bitmap fonts
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commit 3b01b7183b0f55ffe58647cb875213783f87e010
parent 66cb8abf39c8357859254dd388e7c370bb891272
Author: Frederic Cambus <>
Date:   Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:52:46 +0100

Update README: improve description, and add a packages section.

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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -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 using [FontForge][3]. +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][4], 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 + +Packages are available for the following operating systems: + +- [OpenBSD][5] + ## Usage bdf2sfd [-hv] [-f name] file @@ -84,3 +95,4 @@ GitHub: [2]: [3]: [4]: +[5]: