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+ FreeType font driver for BDF fonts
+ Francesco Zappa Nardelli
+BDF (Bitmap Distribution Format) is a bitmap font format defined by Adobe,
+which is intended to be easily understood by both humans and computers.
+This code implements a BDF driver for the FreeType library, following the
+Adobe Specification V 2.2. The specification of the BDF font format is
+available from Adobe's web site:
+Many good bitmap fonts in bdf format come with XFree86 (www.XFree86.org).
+They do not define vertical metrics, because the X Consortium BDF
+specification has removed them.
+The variety of encodings that accompanies bdf fonts appears to encompass the
+small set defined in freetype.h. On the other hand, two properties that
+specify encoding and registry are usually defined in bdf fonts.
+I decided to make these two properties directly accessible, leaving to the
+client application the work of interpreting them. For instance:
+ #include FT_INTERNAL_BDF_TYPES_H
+ FT_Face face;
+ BDF_Public_Face bdfface;
+ FT_New_Face( library, ..., &face );
+ bdfface = (BDF_Public_Face)face;
+ if ( ( bdfface->charset_registry == "ISO10646" ) &&
+ ( bdfface->charset_encoding == "1" ) )
+Thus the driver always exports `ft_encoding_none' as face->charmap.encoding.
+FT_Get_Char_Index's behavior is unmodified, that is, it converts the ULong
+value given as argument into the corresponding glyph number.
+If the two properties are not available, Adobe Standard Encoding should be
+The driver supports an extension to the BDF format as used in Mark Leisher's
+xmbdfed bitmap font editor. Microsoft's SBIT tool expects bitmap fonts in
+that format for adding anti-aliased them to TrueType fonts. It introduces a
+fourth field to the `SIZE' keyword which gives the bpp value (bits per
+pixel) of the glyph data in the font. Possible values are 1 (the default),
+2 (four gray levels), 4 (16 gray levels), and 8 (256 gray levels). The
+driver returns either a bitmap with 1 bit per pixel or a pixmap with 8bits
+per pixel (using 4, 16, and 256 gray levels, respectively).
+- A font is entirely loaded into memory. Obviously, this is not the Right
+ Thing(TM). If you have big fonts I suggest you convert them into PCF
+ format (using the bdftopcf utility): the PCF font drive of FreeType can
+ perform incremental glyph loading.
+When I have some time, I will implement on-demand glyph parsing.
+- Except for encodings properties, client applications have no visibility of
+ the PCF_Face object. This means that applications cannot directly access
+ font tables and must trust FreeType.
+- Currently, glyph names are ignored.
+ I plan to give full visibility of the BDF_Face object in an upcoming
+ revision of the driver, thus implementing also glyph names.
+- As I have never seen a BDF font that defines vertical metrics, vertical
+ metrics are (parsed and) discarded. If you own a BDF font that defines
+ vertical metrics, please let me know (I will implement them in 5-10
+Copyright (C) 2001-2002 by Francesco Zappa Nardelli
+Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
+a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
+"Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
+without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
+distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
+permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
+the following conditions:
+The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
+included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
+THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
+EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
+MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
+IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
+CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
+TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
+SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
+*** Portions of the driver (that is, bdflib.c and bdf.h):
+Copyright 2000 Computing Research Labs, New Mexico State University
+Copyright 2001-2002 Francesco Zappa Nardelli
+Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
+copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
+to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
+the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
+and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
+Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
+The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
+all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
+THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
+IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
+FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
+THE COMPUTING RESEARCH LAB OR NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY
+CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT
+OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR
+THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
+This driver is based on excellent Mark Leisher's bdf library. If you
+find something good in this driver you should probably thank him, not