A tribute to Lucky Resistor and his FontToBytes MacOS app. This is a multi-platform port of the app that converts font bitmap to array of bytes for use in embedded systems. Read the whole story in my blog post.
- libfont2bytes - a font conversion library written in plain C++
- f2b - a command-line tool in C/C++
- font2bytes - an GUI application written in Qt
- CMake and libpng for the command-line tool
- Qt for the GUI app
For the GUI app, use FontToBytes-gui.pro:
$ qmake FontToBytes-gui.pro $ make $ ./build/font2bytes
For the command-line tool you can use FontToBytes-cli.pro:
$ qmake FontToBytes-cli.pro $ make $ ./build/f2b
or if you don't have Qt (or don't want to use
$ mkdir build && cd build $ cmake .. $ make $ ./f2b
make install target provided, if you feel like integrating the app within your operating system (
make uninstall is present too, also for the CMake build).
See example font files in
templates directory. You'll also find there PSD templates for 8x8 and 16x11 fonts.
Dominik Kapusta http://kapusta.cc
LGPL v3.0, see LICENSE for details.