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Jim's Fonts for X http://nikolas.us.to/jmkfonts/
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# README: information about jmk-x11-fonts # created 1998-08-31 jmk # autodate: 1999-Aug-17 03:26 +----------+ | Contents | +----------+ This file contains: - Description - Installing - Notes - History - Acknowledgements - Copying, Copyright, and Open Source - Disclaimer +-------------+ | Description | +-------------+ These are character-cell fonts for use with the X Window System, created by Jim Knoble. The current list of fonts included in this package are: Neep (formerly known as NouveauGothic) A pleasantly legible variation on the standard fixed fonts that accompany most distributions of the X Window System. Comes in both normal and bold weights in small, medium, large, extra-large, and huge sizes, as well as an extra-small size that only comes in normal weight. Comes in the following encodings: ISO-8859-1 (Latin1, Western European + Icelandic) ISO-8859-2 (Latin2, Eastern European) ISO-8859-9 (Latin5, Western European + Turkish) ISO-8859-15 (Latin9, Western European + Euro Symbol) Modd A fixed-width font with sleek, contemporary styling. Normal and bold weights in a 10-point (6x11) and a 12-point (6x13) size. ISO-8859-1 encoding only. These fonts were created using the xmbdfed BDF font editor <ftp://crl.nmsu.edu/CLR/multiling/General/>. xmbdfed is not really around anymore, but you can edit these fonts with FontForge <https://fontforge.github.io/>. For more information about fonts and the X Window System, see the X(1) man page. +------------+ | Installing | +------------+ To use these fonts, you need: The X Window System To install these fonts, you need: imake make bdftopcf mkfontdir gzip tar Here's how: (1) Unpack the tarball containing the jmk-x11-font sources and change to the resulting directory. If you're reading this, you already did that, or someone already did it for you. (2) Create the Makefile from the Imakefile using imake: xmkmf (3) Compile the BDF fonts to PCF fonts and compress them: make If your X Window System supports it, the PCF fonts will be compressed using compress (.Z) or gzip (.gz). (3a) If you're upgrading from a prior release, move the old `jmk' font directory out of the way before installing: mv FONTDIR/jmk/ FONTDIR/jmk.old/ (where FONTDIR is the directory under which you installed the prior release of these fonts). (4) Install the resulting PCF fonts and the fonts.dir and fonts.alias files: make install If you would rather install the fonts somewhere besides the default location, FONTDIR/jmk/ (where FONTDIR is the root of the directory hierarchy where the X Window System fonts are installed), you can specify the place to install them on the command line: make install INSTALL_DIR='/insert/your/dir/here' (5) Add the directory you installed the fonts into to your font path. You can do this on the fly using (for example): xset +fp /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/jmk This adds the directory to the beginning of your font path. To add the directory to the end of your font path, use: xset fp+ /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/jmk Remember to replace `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts' with the directory where the X Window System fonts are stored on your system (if in doubt, look in the Makefile generated by imake for the value of the FONTDIR variable). You can add one of the commands above to your ~/.xsession or ~/.xinitrc or ~/.Xclients startup file in order to use acces the fonts in every X session. (6) You can use the font aliases defined in the accompanying fonts.alias file for easier specification of these fonts. For example: xterm -fn neep-12 -fb neep-bold-12 Variants of the Neep font are available which have an alternate glyph for the ampersand (`&') character; this alternate ampersand glyph is more traditionally shaped, and non-US users may prefer it. The alternate fonts are named `Neep Alt'; they have aliases beginning with `neep-alt'. For example: rxvt -fn neep-alt-12 -fb neep-alt-bold-12 +-------+ | Notes | +-------+ I designed the Imakefile for X11R6.3. If you have a different version of X and the Imakefile doesn't work for you, let me know, and perhaps we can fix it. Yes, you really need imake. No, i'm not going to duplicate effort and maintain a Makefile in addition to an Imakefile. If you don't have imake on your system, but you have the X Window System, complain to your vendor. If you don't feel like complaining to your vendor, perhaps you feel like figuring out how to use bdftopcf and mkfontdir. They each have fine manual pages. If you don't have manual pages for them on your system, complain to your vendor loudly. On Debian-based Linux distributions, imake can be found in the xutils-dev package. +---------+ | History | +---------+ The Neep (formerly NouveauGothic) family of fonts started out with the 6x13 fonts, because the only decent-looking character cell font that came with XFree86 was the 7x13 font, and i wanted a font that was smaller (to make better use of my limited screen real estate) and at the same time both legible and aesthetically pleasing. That soon led to the 6x11 fonts, which i made specifically for my laptop running Linux and XFree86 at 800x600. Then, since i had a small and medium font, large and extra-large ones soon followed to make a relatively full set. Since then, i've begun to learn more than i ever really meant to about the various ISO-8859 8-bit encodings. I'm all for Unicode myself. Just say `No' to characters less than 16 bits wide! +------------------+ | Acknowledgements | +------------------+ Mark Leisher <firstname.lastname@example.org>, author of xmbdfed. Lorry Philipp, my 7th grade teacher, who taught me calligraphy and the art of lettering. The many folks involved with the X Window System. The many folks who have sent me encouraging feedback. The many folks who have not sent me encouraging feedback but have slyly let these fonts creep into screenshots and things and posted them on the net and then waited for me to find them. :) +-------------------------------------+ | Copying, Copyright, and Open Source | +-------------------------------------+ These fonts are all copyright © 1998 Jim Knoble <email@example.com>. I have chosen to release them under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.0, or, at your option, any later version. This means that you may freely modify and distribute these fonts, as long as you distribute the source code for the fonts as well. The full text of the GPL is available at <http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html> at the time of this writing. NOTE: I am considering changing the licensing terms of these fonts to be more liberal, using either a Perl-style Artistic License or an MIT/X-Consortium/Open-Group-style license. If you have something you'd like to say regarding the licensing terms, please contact me at the email address at the bottom of this file. This form of `free software' is known as Open Source software. See <http://www.opensource.org/> for more information. Some few parts of these fonts are derived from the 6x13 fixed font accompanying the XFree86-3.3.2 distribution of the X Window System. That font bears the notice `Public domain font; share and enjoy'. The vast majority of this set of fonts is original work. Besides the derivations noted above, any resemblance to other fonts, copyrighted or not, may be accounted for by standard letter shapes and the relatively coarse resolution (75dpi) for which the fonts were created. +------------+ | Disclaimer | +------------+ No warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including that of merchantibility or fitness for a particular purpose. If anything breaks, you get to keep both pieces. Your mileage may vary. Eat your vegetables. -- Jim Knoble <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.pobox.com/~jmknoble/