I'm looking for a tool that quickly extracts / converts all icons from a vector-based icon font (OpenType, TrueType, Type-1) to good old PNG files with given

  • dimensions (e.g. 48px x 48px)
  • foreground color (e.g. white)
  • background color (e.g. transparent)

I don't care much about the file name pattern.

Target OS: Windows or Linux CLI

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    Huh, I also have need for this exact product. (though I don't care what OS). I suspect I'll end up doing it with ImageMagic from the linux commandline Mar 9 '14 at 8:58
  • Hey, I've got this crazy idea: I remove the OS requirement and you post a short how-to about ImageMagick? Mar 12 '14 at 17:34
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    I haven't done it yet. But if I do, I will make a post saying how. (I'm not sure how, but I remember it is possible) Mar 13 '14 at 5:52
  • What do you mean by "all icons"? What kind of icons where? It doesn't seem that you're talking about Windows desktop icons ... Mar 14 '14 at 3:14
  • @hippietrail: I'm asking about icons contained in a font file. Mar 14 '14 at 8:22

Yes, as discussed in comments, ImageMagick will do your task quickly and a efficiently. To do what you want in windows you could use this (windows) batch file: (Just change the background colour (bg) - can be almost any color identifier - font path (f), font size (ps), extension/format (ext), size(s)). See the ImageMagick docs for more options you could do/details on valid values.

set f=C:/Windows/Fonts/ITCEDSCR.TTF
set ps=44
set bg=white
set ext=png
set s=48x48
set alpha=A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Y Z
set num=0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 
For %%X in (%alpha% %num%) do (
    convert -font %f% -pointsize %ps% -size %s% -background %bg% label:%%X %%X.%ext%)

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