acorn2sfd
A program for comparing fonts

acorn2sfd [-version] [-help] {acorndir ...}

acorn2sfd will take several Acorn RISC/OS font directories and convert them into PfaEdit's sfd files.

An Acorn RISC/OS font directory should contain two or three files, one named Outlines* and one named Intmetric? (the Intmetrics file may be omitted, in which case the advance widths will not be known). acorn2sfd will read both files and generate an sfd file from them (which PfaEdit can turn into TrueType or Postscript).

If the Outlines file ends in a digit (Outlines0) then a third file named Base<digit>* will be searched for in the directory (if not found there then in <acorndir>/../Encodings), and if found encoding information will be read from it. If not found then the font will be assumed to be an initial subset of Unicode.

-includestrokes acorn2sfd normally throws out the secondary stroked version of the character, specifying this option will include it in the sfd file (you may then want to invoke PfaEdit's Expand Stroke command on it).

-help will provide a mini description and will list the available options.

-usage will list the available options.

-version will display the current version of acorn2sfd (a six digit string containing the date stamp of the source files).

Bugs

See Also

PfaEdit

Acorn Font Documentation