Mark Leisher | 22 May 01:04 2008

[ft] gbdfed 1.4 released

http://www.math.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/Software/gbdfed

This version contains several bug fixes, a minor accelerator change on 
the File menu, and adds a "Recent Fonts" menu to the File menu.

P.S.: It successfully compiles and runs on OS X 10.5.2 with X11 
installed and with GTK+ installed using Mac Ports. It may compile and 
run with earlier OS X versions. A Carbon version might happen some time 
over the next year.

Next major version will compile and run on Windows with mingw.
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Mark Leisher | 27 Oct 16:49 2006

[ft] gbdfed 1.2 released

This version does not have anything new. The primary improvements are 
fixes for 64-bit platforms. Some better memory utilization on 64-bit 
platforms will be in version 1.3.

http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed-1.2.tar.bz2
http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed-1.2.tar.gz
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Mark Leisher | 11 Sep 22:07 2006

[ft] Re: gbdfed 1.1 patch 2

I somehow messed up part of the second patch. Since so few people have 
downloaded the patch so far, I updated it with the fixed patch for 
htext.h. Let me know if anyone has any more trouble with it.

   http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed-1.1-patch2
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Mark Leisher | 11 Sep 19:21 2006

[ft] gbdfed 1.1 patch 2 available

This patch fixes several problems including running on 64-bit systems, a 
crash loading certain kinds of console fonts, and some bad 
initializations that might have contributed to some unreproducible behavior.

   http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed-1.1-patch2

   http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed.html
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Mark Leisher | 14 Jul 19:25 2006

[ft] gbdfed 1.1 released

gbdfed 1.1 is now available in source form from 
http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed.html.

Changes from version 1.0:

1. Fixed several major bugs.
2. Made support for HBF optional for licensing reasons.
3. Made the online help text look a lot nicer.
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Hong Zhu | 27 Mar 19:38 2006

TTF

Hi all,

Apology if I'm on the wrong list...

What True Type Fonts are available? Is there anything else besides following
fonts on a RHEL3(/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF)? If so, where can I download
them?

luximbi.ttf  luximr.ttf   luxirri.ttf  luxisb.ttf
luximb.ttf   luxirbi.ttf  luxirr.ttf   luxisri.ttf
luximri.ttf  luxirb.ttf   luxisbi.ttf  luxisr.ttf

Many thanks in advance,
Hong
Mark Leisher | 4 Feb 00:35 2006

gbdfed 1.0 patches 1 and 2 available

There are two patches available to fix several serious problems caused by my 
"rush to market."

http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed-1.0-patch1
http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed-1.0-patch2

Home Page: http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed.html
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Mark Leisher | 17 Jan 19:27 2006

[ft] gbdfed 1.0 released

The release version of gbdfed is available at 
http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed.html.

The primary changes from the beta version are:

1. By request, added back in support for creating/editing 2, 4, and 8 bits per 
pixel gray scale fonts.
2. Fixed several dialog problems.

The documentation hasn't been properly edited yet, but that will come in 
patches as I have time to do it.

PS: if there is anyone out there that actually used xmbdfed to create 
grayscale fonts, you will notice gbdfed does things differently. The color 
values are now indexes between 1 and 2^bpp - 1 in ascending order instead of 
16-bit gray values in descending order. Your glyphs may look inverted. If this 
is the case, let me know and I will provide a program to convert your 
grayscale fonts to the new system.
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Mark Leisher | 9 Jan 00:24 2006

[ft] gbdfed 1.0 beta patch 1

As usual, I "fixed" something without testing it just before releasing 
the beta sources. The patch is small.

   http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed-1.0-beta-patch1

Mark Leisher
Mark Leisher | 8 Jan 06:23 2006

gbdfed 1.0 BDF font editor beta available

The sources for the successor to 
http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/xmbdfed.html are now available to play 
with. There is a link at the bottom of the URL, or you can get it 
directly from http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/gbdfed-1.0-beta.tar.gz.

There was no interest expressed in support for grayscale fonts, so I 
just removed the support for that feature.

I'm sure there are still some glaring bugs because I haven't had the 
chance to test everything thoroughly yet. Please let me know about 
problems or changes you want to see.

Needs pkg-config and gtk+ 2.6 or later (might work with 2.3 or later).

Enjoy!
Mark Leisher
Mark Leisher | 8 Dec 17:26 2005

Creating an [OT]TF font from BDF font

Being lazy, I'm asking here before actually looking around. Can anyone 
recommend programs that create [OT]TF fonts from BDF fonts?

I have Taro MURAOKA's bdf2ttf 
(http://www.kaoriya.net/dist/bdf2ttf-2.0.tar.bz2), but seem to recall that 
someone on one of the Freetype lists might have also written one; I just can't 
find the relevant message in my email archive.

The next generation of the http://crl.nmsu.edu/~mleisher/xmbdfed.html editor, 
*gbdfed* (not available yet), uses the GTK+ toolkit, so it can be compiled and 
run on Windows as well as various species of Unix/Linux. I had a request to 
add the ability to create pixel fonts for use with Flash and web pages. So the 
plan is to let the user specify a set of strikes to be made into an OTF font.

P.S. Now is a good time to get in your requests for any other features to be 
included in gbdfed.

P.P.S. I'm also looking for volunteers to compile and test *gbdfed* on Windows.
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