Font/BDF/Reader version 0.01

The Font::BDF::Reader module provides an OO interface to reading a BDF file.

It has been built on Perl 5.8.0 on Linux Mandrake and tested only with
one bdf file (kanji48.bdf from the Monash University's Nihongo FTP site),
but should work with any other BDF file.

See to download the
kanji48.bdf file.

The bdf2png script, also included, breaks down a BDF file into
one PNG file per character.  The PNG file is transparent, the foreground
color black.


To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make test
   make install


To run the bdf2png script, both the Font::BDF and GD modules must
be installed.


Put the correct copyright and licence information here.

Copyright (C) 2003 Desmond Lee <>

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.