PDF::Builder::Resource::Font::BdFont(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation PDF::Builder::Resource::Font::BdFont(3)

PDF::Builder::Resource::Font::BdFont - Module for using bitmapped Fonts.

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use PDF::Builder;
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$pdf = PDF::Builder->new();
$sft = $pdf->bdfont($file);
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This creates a bitmapped font from a .bdf (bitmap distribution font) file. The default is to use square elements, and the style can be changed to use filled dots (looking more like a dot-matrix printer). The font will be embedded in the PDF file.

Bitmapped fonts are quite rough, low resolution, and difficult to read, so unless you're a sadist who wants to force readers back to the good old days of dot-matrix printers and bitmapped X terminals, try to limit the use of such a font to decorative or novelty effects, such as chapter titles and major headings. Have mercy on your readers and use a real font (TrueType, etc.) for body text!

$font = PDF::Builder::Resource::Font::BdFont->new($pdf, $font, %options)
$font = PDF::Builder::Resource::Font::BdFont->new($pdf, $font)
Returns a BmpFont object.

Valid %options are:

-pdfname ... changes the reference-name of the font from its default. The reference-name is normally generated automatically and can be retrieved via "$pdfname=$font-"name()>.

-style ... a value of 'block' (default) assembles a character from contiguous square blocks. A value of 'dot' assembles a character from overlapping filled circles, in the style of a dot matrix printer.

alfred reibenschuh
2021-05-02 perl v5.32.1