Hanzi Bitmap Font (HBF) File Format version 1.1

In a bitmap font for Chinese or a number of other languages, each character takes up the same amount of space, so such fonts are often provided as binary files containing only bitmaps. An HBF file is a human-readable text file describing a font of this type, and thus providing a uniform interface.



  1. Example Simple HBF File
  2. Example Full HBF File
  3. History of this Document


  1. X Logical Font Description Conventions version 1.5, X Consortium Standard, X11R6 (1988, 1994), by Jim Flowers of Digital Equipment Corporation.
  2. Bitmap Distribution Format version 2.1, X Consortium Standard, X11R6 (1984, 1987, 1988), by Adobe Systems, Inc.