Server Normal Format

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Server Normal Format (SNF) is a bitmap font format used by X Window. It is one of the oldest X Window font formats. Nowadays it is rarely used, however it is still supported by the latest server. SNF fonts had the problem of being platform dependent, therefore they needed to be compiled on each system. In 1991, X11 moved away from SNF fonts to Portable Compiled Format, which could be shared between systems.[1]

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  1. ^ Yannis Haralambous; P. Scott Horne (28 November 2007). Fonts & Encodings. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 610. ISBN 978-0-596-10242-5. Retrieved 12 May 2012.