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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
Section - BDF - Adobe Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format

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         Type: Bitmap font
    Extension: bdf
      Version: 2.2
  Compression: None
  Color Depth: 1-bit
   Maintainer: Adobe Systems
Specification: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/DeveloperSupport/TechNotes/PSfiles/5005.BDF_Spec.ps

BDF is an ASCII-based file format used to store Adobe screen fonts as
human-readable data. The BDF sister format, ABF, stores the same font data
using a binary format.

This format was previously known as the Character Bitmap Distribution
Format, but was renamed to the Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format to bring
the format's name into agreement with current industry terminology.

The specification for the BDF format is:

  Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) Specification (Version 2.2),
    Adobe Developer Support, 22 March 1993, P/N LPS5005.
   
This document available via FTP as a Tech Note in PostScript format, or as
hardcopy when obtained directly from Adobe (see the PostScript section for
information on how to contact Adobe Systems, Inc.).

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