On Thu, 7 Nov 2019 at 13:58, Ranjan Maitra <maitra@email.com> wrote:
On Wed, 6 Nov 2019 23:23:52 -0800 Samuel Sieb <samuel@sieb.net> wrote:

> On 11/6/19 10:54 AM, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
> > On Tue, 5 Nov 2019 21:04:53 -0800 Samuel Sieb <samuel@sieb.net> wrote:
> >
> >> On 11/5/19 1:34 PM, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
> >>> Thanks very much. We may have been looking at different posts, so I would appreciate if you could point me to some sources.
> >>
> >> I found there is already a Fedora page for it:
> >> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BitmapFontConversion
> >
> >
> > Thanks very much! I found that there is already fonttosfnt in Fedora. I don't know if this is the same as in the copr repository but when I use the
> >
> > "Commands for the ucs-miscfixed-font font"
> >
> > nothing changes.
> >
> > I am not sure if this means that some more work is needed to be done.
> On that page they left out the final operation.  You have to move the
> resulting font files to ~/.local/share/fonts.

Thanks, I did this but no change. Do I have to configure something else to tell it to look there for the fonts. I had to create the ~/.local/share/fonts directory (it did not exist).

You may need to update the fontconfig cache with "fc-cache --verbose ~/.local/share/fonts".  You should see that your new fonts are found.   

In my experience such conversions are no substitute for a high quality outline font.  There are many good open and free fixed width outline fonts.  Adobe Source Code Pro was one of the first, but there are many newer higher quality fonts.   I look for fonts with different appearances for "O0", "1|l", and "B8".

George N. White III