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fontedit - edit fonts



      fontedit - edit fonts


      fontedit file


      The fontedit utility is used to edit the down line reloadable character
      set (DRCS) of a VT220 terminal.  The editor has two display areas, one
      for displaying the entry currently being manipulated, and one for dis‐
      playing the complete DRCS.  Commands to the editor take the form of func‐
      tion keys.
      The fontedit utility takes one command line parameter, a file name.  This
      file is used to save the character set.  If the file exists when fontedit
      is invoked, it is read in to initialize the DRCS.  The file is written to
      when fontedit exits.
      Commands to fontedit take the form of function keys.  The current defini‐
      tions are:
      HELP     Display a help screen.
      F6       Turn the pixel under the cursor on.
      F7       Turn the pixel under the cursor off.
      F13      Clear the display area.
      Find     Save the current font in the font table.  Update the DRCS dis‐
      Select   Extract the entry selected by the cursor in the DRCS display.
      Prev     Move the cursor to the previous entry in the DRCS display.
      Next     Move the cursor to the next entry in the DRCS display.
      Insert   Insert a blank line at the current cursor position.  The bottom
               row is lost.
      Remove   Remove the row at the current cursor position.  All rows below
               the current one are shifted up.
      Cursors  Move the cursor in the main display area.
      If the screen gets garbled, press 〈control-L〉.
      To exit fontedit, press 〈control-D〉.  The DRCS will be saved in file.  To
      exit without saving the DRCS, hit interrupt (usually DEL).


      The fontedit utility will issue a warning when the entry being worked on
      is not saved, and some potentially destructive command, like Select is
      used.  To override the warning message, immediately reissue the command.


      Greg Franks


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