Hanzi Bitmap Font (HBF) File Format

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. Several such fonts are available, or supplied with commercial software. Their formats differ in minor respects.

An HBF file is a human-readable text file describing a font of this type, and thus providing a uniform interface. The format of an HBF file is described by the specification. HBF files typically have the extension ".hbf". A number have been written, describing bitmap fonts for

Programs referring to bitmap fonts can be made more portable and general by using routines that access HBF files. The following implementations are available: See Also: