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Re: fonts for gfxmenu, help needed

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: fonts for gfxmenu, help needed
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 19:12:24 +0100
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Michal Suchanek wrote:
> 2009/11/24 Robert Millan <address@hidden>:
>> Hi,
>> Help is needed in order to provide the last bit that will make gfxmenu
>> functional: fonts of multiple sizes.
>> The sample tarball at
>> includes a set of prebuilt fonts.  They were built using a Java utility
>> which ended up being replaced with grub-mkfont in our repository.
>> In order to provide the basic infrastructure so that theme authors can
>> begin developing their artwork, we need GRUB to build fonts from the original
>> unifont files (unifont.bdf or unifont.pcf.gz).
>> Can someone figure out appropiate parameters for grub-mkfont, such that
>> when applied on unifont.bdf or unifont.pcf.gz they will output suitable
>> PF2 font files?  A font file is suitable if it can be used to replace the
>> prebuilt ones in overlay_2009-07-19.tar.gz and its themes can still use
>> them.
> I suspect what you are asking is impossible.
> As far as I understand unifont is a single bitmap font in a single
> pixel size and the tarball you sent contains multiple font faces in
> multiple sizes.
While usually it's a bad idea to scale bitmap font it can be done and
for our uses (mainly downscale and a bit of upscale) it may be
appropriate for our usage.
> It could be achieved by converting the said fonts rather than unifont
> but it seems you want to avoid that for some reason.
> Thanks
> Michal
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Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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