OpenType to BDF Converter

This program is freeware.

otf2bdf is a command line utility that uses the FreeType 2 font rendering library to generate BDF bitmap fonts from OpenType outline fonts at different sizes and resolutions. This program is essentially the same as the ttf2bdf program except that it uses FreeType 2.*, not FreeType 1.*, has some bug fixes, and includes a new command line parameter to print out the available encoding tables in the font.

The ttf2bdf program is included as part of the Freetype 1.* distribution in the /contrib/ttf2bdf/ subdirectory.

Version 3.1 sources:

Version 3.1 source patches:

Version 3.1 binaries:

Man page documentation for otf2bdf in HTML format.

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Please note that aside from bug fixes, this is intended to be the last or next to last major release of this program. There just aren't that many applications that need bitmap fonts any more because the outline font rasterizers are getting much better.