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Here's a quick list of possible steps to get from ``what you got'' to X:
No idea. If you know how to read a Mac format bitmap file on some other platform, please tell norm.
Conversion to BDF is possible from TeX PK format and LaserJet softfont format. Other conversions are also within the realm of possibility. Feel free to ask norm for more information if you have a specific conversion in mind.
PKtoBDF gets us directly to BDF format from here.
Under MS-DOS, conversion to PC format postscript allows the font to be accessed with PS2PK (under *nix or MS-DOS). See above for TeX PK to X conversions.
Conversion to TeX PK with PS2PK allows you to get to BDF (indirectly).
XtoBDF and getbdf are two public-domain applications which are capable of asking an X server to give them all it knows about a given font. They then print the BDF representation of that font on stdout.
You can use these if you have an X server that can read some font file, but nothing else can.
FStoBDF is distributed with X11R5.