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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       cgen  -  Generates  UDC  attributes files that are used by
       system utilities

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       cgen [-odl] [-pre]  [-col]  [-iks]  [-bdf]  [-pcf]  [-code
       codeset]  [-size  fontsize] [-osiz fontsize] [-dpi 75 |  |
       | 100] [-fprop property] [-merge font-pattern] [-win userfont]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Creates  ODL  font files for all the supported codesets of
       the current language.  Creates preload font  files.   Creates
  collating  value tables.  Creates input key sequence
       files.  Creates BDF format DECwindows font files.  Creates
       PCF  format DECwindows font files.  Sets the current codeset
 to codeset rather than the one in the current  locale.
       With  this option, you can create attribute data files for
       a non-default codeset.  Specifies the size of the fonts to
       be  used for data file generation.  The fontsize value has
       the format widthxheight.  By default, fonts of all  available
 sizes are used for output file generation.  Specifies
       the output size of the BDF and PCF font files.  The  fontsize
 value has the format widthxheight and, by default, is
       the same value specified for the  -size  option.  Use  the
       -osiz  option  together with the -size option to specify a
       single font size to be processed and output  for  BDF  and
       PCF  files.   Specifies  the  resolution,  either 75dpi or
       100dpi, of the generated fonts.  Specifies the font  properties
  or  attributes  that should be associated with the
       generated BDF and PCF font files.  This option  is  useful
       if  you want to set special font properties in addition to
       the default ones.  The property_list parameter is  one  or
       more value assignments to property keywords, for example:

              -fprop "OWNERSHIP=DEC FOUNDRY=DECW"

              Font  properties  can  also be added through direct
              editing of the output files.  Merges the  UDC  font
              data  into  an  existing  PCF format font file that
              matches the specified  font  pattern,  for  example
              *-140-*jisx0208*. This option must be used with the
              -pcf and -size options because  only  one  size  is
              allowed per merge operation.

              The  fontconverter  utility  is  called  to  do the
              actual merging.  Therefore, the -merge option works
              only  if  fontconverter is available on the system.
              The name of the output PCF file has  the  following


              In this format, registry is the font registry field
              of the original PCF font file.   Generates  a  font
              file with the name userfont, which can be copied to
              a Windows Version 3.1 or a Windows NT  Version  3.5
              system.  You  must  also  specify  the -size option
              because only one size can apply  to  the  specified
              userfont.   Supported  codesets for font files created
 by the  -win  option  are  big5  (for  Chinese
              Windows  systems),  SJIS (for Japanese Windows systems),
 and deckorean (for Korean Windows  systems).

OPERANDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Specifies  the character attribute database whose information
 is to be processed. If this parameter is  not  specified,
  the  command tries to use ~/udc for a nonprivileged
       user and /var/i18n/udc for the superuser.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The cgen command runs the character attributes file generator
   utility.    This   utility  creates  the  following
       attribute data files from the attribute database for userdefined
  characters (UDCs): Font files for On-Demand Loading
 (ODL) Font files for preloading  BDF  and  PCF  format
       font  files  for DECwindows display Collating value tables
       for sorting Input key sequence files  that  determine  how
       users enter UDCs

       If  the  command  is  run without any options, it displays
       statistical  information  about  the   current   character
       attribute database and does not create any files.

       The  various  data  files  created by the cgen utility are
       placed into different locations according  information  in
       the  cp_dirs database configuration file (see cp_dirs(4)).
       For each type of data file, there are two different  locations:
 one for system manager (root) and the other for the
       normal users.  The following table shows the default locations
 (when the cp_dirs file has not been changed):

       Data File            System Location               User Location
       ODL font file        /var/i18n/odl                 ~/.odl
       Preload file         /var/i18n/fonts               ~/.fonts
       BDF font file        /var/i18n/fonts               ~/.fonts
       PCF font file        /var/i18n/fonts/[75|100]dpi   ~/.fonts/[75|100]dpi
       Collating table      /var/i18n/cdb                 ~/.cdb
       Input method table   /var/i18n/iks                 ~/.iks

       PCF font files are put into the 75dpi or 100dpi  subdirectories,
  depending on the resolution that you specify when
       running the command.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: cedit(1), fontconverter(1X)

       Files: cp_dirs(4)

       Writing Software for the International Market

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