With Xatm a world of beautiful fonts
Table of contents
- Make your own fonts
- Help wanted
- Related links
Xatm (the X Another Type Manager) was based on X-VFlib which
actualizes the Japanese scalable fonts. Xatm supports PostScript
OCF and CID fonts on X, and is very modular, much like ATM (Adobe
Type Manager) on Windows and Macintosh. While it wasn't the
original design goal of Xatm, development of TrueType fonts is
- Xatm supports TrueType and PostScript (OCF and CID) font
- Using an extended XLFD, deformation of the free font is
possible. There is also a formation function of the
italic font which applies this function.
- JISX0201, JISX0208, and JISX0212 development supported.
The Chinese language (CNS11643, among other things), the
Korean language (KSC5601), and the like are supported.
- Wada lab font JISX0208 using PostScript font
- Wada lab font JISX0212 using PostScript font
- The Microsoft MS TrueType font
- Font rotate
- Font reversal
- Korean language font
- "MORI Ohgai"(Japanese novelist) spells in old style ideogrph character!
- NEC external characters
- FMR external characters
- Individual encoding
- Example with Tgif
- Example with Java
- Mojikyo font
Xatm requires xfs (the X font server) to be installed in order to
use. It is possible to compile directly into the X server, but
the time required is excessive by comparison.
The present Xatm developed the CID font using the individual
extended edition of the SGI CID font library.
The past method of using ghostscript is no longer used, except
for "Chinese easy town", external character compilation, and
In order to simplify use, extract just the source code and the
Makefile from the package.
In addition, the package contains the XFree86 3.3.3 source
code. If it is possible, download only the patch. The patchfile
contains a note on when to apply the patch, please read it.
It is possible to download a precompiled binary, which I
provide. Please use it, but read the explanation.
Whether or not Xatm will compile in environments other than
Linux/x86 is not well known. If it does compile in your
environment, please e-mail me. Currently, operation has been
verified with Linux 2.0.x/2.2.x (using libc5/glibc), FreeBSD
2.2.6/3.3, SunOS 5.5, HP-UX 10, Solaris 2.5, and Linux PPC.
- All source code needed for compiling: xfs-atm+cid-beta-991026.tar.gz (510K bytes)
- Ver. 3.0.1 xfs-atm+cid-3.0.1.tar.gz (510K bytes)
- Ver. 3.0 xfs-atm+cid-3.0.tar.gz (510K bytes)
- Beta 990823 xfs-atm+cid-beta-990823.tar.gz (510K bytes)
- Beta 990715 xfs-atm-beta-990715.tar.gz (325K bytes)
- Beta 990713 xfs-atm-beta-990713.tar.gz (326K bytes)
- Ver. 2.2 Xfs-atm-2.2.tar.gz (300K bytes)
- Ver. 2.1 Xfs-atm-2.1.tar.gz (300K bytes)
- Ver. 2.0 Xfs-atm-2.0.tar.gz (300K bytes)
- Beta 990316 xfs-atm-beta-990316.tar.gz (602k bytes)
- Beta 990311 xfs-atm-beta-990311.tar.gz (334k bytes)
- Ver. 1.6.2. All source code / patch / binary
- Ver. 1.6.1. All source code / patch / binary
- Ver. 1.6. All source code / patch / binary
- Ver. 1.5. All source code / patch / binary
- Ver. 1.4. All source code / patch / binary
Making your own fonts
Because Xatm can only handle Type3 fonts, it requires patience to
get good quality.
I need some help for these things:
- Xatm documentation (Translation into English or other
language, or new documentation)
- A list of fonts which can be used with Xatm
- Original fonts for Xatm/ghostscript
- A port for FreeBSD by Taguchi. Please use a mirror
site. xfs-atm exists in the x11-servers category.