Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF) Specification

This document describes the Adobe™ Glyph Bitmap Distribution Format (BDF), which is intended to be easily understood by both humans and computers. The format described in this document is subject to change without prior notification.


In this version of this document, the term “character” has been replaced, where appropriate, by “glyph” — the correct term for the elements of a font according to current industry usage. Keywords such as CHARS and STARTCHAR have been retained for compatibility reasons.