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A package for reading .bdf files into NumPy arrays.

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.bdf to NumPy

This project takes a .bdf file and turns it into a NumPy Array with an intended use with LED matrix displays. My LED Stock Ticker uses this package. A good list of .bdf files can be found here

Usage

from bdfparse import Font

font = Font('9x18.bdf')

print(font.word('Hi'))

Which outputs:

[[0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0]
 [0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0]
 [0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]
 [0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0]]

Or you can use matplotlib to make the output a bit prettier.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

plt.imshow(font.word('Anson'))

Example of code output that reads Anson.

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