Whither fnt2bdf?

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.com
Thu Jan 23 12:21:12 CST 2003

Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> writes:

> Does that mean Wine can natively handle .fnt fonts (which
> X libraries can't natively, I believe) as client side X fonts?

My understanding is that FreeType can support bitmap fonts, but that
it's not implemented in Wine yet; Huw can give you the details. Anyway
most of the need for fnt2bdf was to convert the Windows standard
fonts, and these are basically all TrueType now.

> I suppose Wine would need some user-space app to manage
> these fonts, then?

I guess we could have a font control panel at some point, but there
isn't that much to manage anyway. As long as the font files are
somewhere on the font path everything should just work.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.com

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